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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 20th February 2019, 20:09
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By MJB
Andy, I very much hope that compromises can be...

Andy, I very much hope that compromises can be reached, but remember, this is only one of tens of thousands of issues across many subjects and interests, great and small, that are in similar limbo....
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 20th February 2019, 13:25
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By MJB
One possible difference relates to postage prices...

One possible difference relates to postage prices from UK. At present, rates to EU countries are largely uniform, and despatched books can be sent to the UK Post Office in as few bags as required,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 19th February 2019, 12:30
Replies: 31
Views: 649
Posted By MJB
Likewise in Laxenburg Park, just south of...

Likewise in Laxenburg Park, just south of Vienna.
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 9th February 2019, 14:27
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By MJB
Lou, Do you mean Pale Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne...

Lou,
Do you mean Pale Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta? (IOC English name)
MJB
Forum: Norfolk Thursday 7th February 2019, 13:47
Replies: 258
Views: 61,998
Posted By MJB
If you're downwind and close, holding one's...

If you're downwind and close, holding one's breath is recommended...:eek!:
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 6th February 2019, 13:16
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By MJB
If it is tytleri or saturata, both of which...

If it is tytleri or saturata, both of which winter in SE Asia, then it is linked genetically more to 'American Barn Swallow' Hirundo (rustica) erythrogaster than to the Eurasian forms (Zink et al...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 6th February 2019, 13:00
Replies: 1,479
Views: 96,849
Posted By MJB
It also refers to the 'cosmic truthers' who add...

It also refers to the 'cosmic truthers' who add to the mud of the Internet Sea misinformation. Google 'Planet ZOG Cosmic Truth'...

UK Bird Forum members may recall David Icke's views on this...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 5th February 2019, 10:42
Replies: 1,479
Views: 96,849
Posted By MJB
It seems to be part of the tendency previously...

It seems to be part of the tendency previously adopted with enthusiasm by woo-woo groups and websites, characterised, for example, by the plethora of online adverts that use the word 'quantum' in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 1st February 2019, 21:03
Replies: 157
Views: 4,863
Posted By MJB
'Labour' comes from the French, who took the word...

'Labour' comes from the French, who took the word from Latin where it was spelled 'labor'. American lexicographers therefore had a precedent older than British lexicographers, so they decided they...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st January 2019, 13:02
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By MJB
Welcome to Bird Forum from me, too! The form of...

Welcome to Bird Forum from me, too!

The form of House Sparrow in that area is primarily Passer domesticus indicus, known informally as 'Indian House Sparrow', but subspecies parkini and bactrianus...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st January 2019, 12:36
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By MJB
Yes, you're right, John.:t: I over-interpreted...

Yes, you're right, John.:t: I over-interpreted the Menkhorst et al text, which makes no actual mention of immaculata. H&M4 Vol 2 is quite definite that nigripes includes immaculata...!
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 28th January 2019, 21:04
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By MJB
Andrew, I'm told also that some of the recordings...

Andrew, I'm told also that some of the recordings on the Arabic version are better-quality, but I've not done any comparisons myself.
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th January 2019, 16:35
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By MJB
For your information, Valéry, immaculata isn't...

For your information, Valéry, immaculata isn't recognised by IOC (9.1), nor by Menkhorst et al in the Australian Bird Guide, but is subsumed in garzetta.
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th January 2019, 16:28
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By MJB
Thanks Andy. However, unlike...

Thanks Andy. However, unlike semi-domesticated/feral birds in Europe, the image shows fairly recent ancestry from the wild, being black-plumaged with white bits, whereas in Europe, generations of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 28th January 2019, 16:04
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By MJB
Spelling corrected!

Spelling corrected!
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 26th January 2019, 15:58
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By MJB
Yes, Andy, but it wasn't complied with any OSME...

Yes, Andy, but it wasn't complied with any OSME involvement.

See:
eGuide to Birds of the Middle East by mydigitalearth.com...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 24th January 2019, 20:45
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By MJB
Birds of the Middle East Arabic free app

OSME have now completed the release of Birds of the Middle East in Arabic in Android and Apple versions, the first such wide-ranging on-line Field Guides in Arabic.

You can read about and download...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 24th January 2019, 20:36
Replies: 157
Views: 4,863
Posted By MJB
JL Seagull, if you please...!;) MJB

JL Seagull, if you please...!;)
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 20:17
Replies: 157
Views: 4,863
Posted By MJB
Andy, I went to Brunei twice in the 1980s, and in...

Andy, I went to Brunei twice in the 1980s, and in the jungle, I was very much the Bornean Shade Dweller...;)
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 20:14
Replies: 641
Views: 97,801
Posted By MJB
It seems only yesterday when, with a small team,...

It seems only yesterday when, with a small team, I was tasked to ensure that everything was ready for the four Tornado squadrons to arrive in RAF Germany (early 1980s)....

For example, that involved...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 19:58
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By MJB
There is an up-to-date checklist (post USSR...

There is an up-to-date checklist (post USSR revisions), but mostly in Russian, and I wonder if a domestically-produced Field Guide is in the offing?
MJB
Forum: Conservation Friday 18th January 2019, 17:12
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By MJB
The amount of energy in these steep mean...

The amount of energy in these steep mean increases over a huge area (and also large increases in minimum (overnight) temperatures is phenomenal. Maybe someone on Bird Forum with the expertise can do...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 18th January 2019, 17:07
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By MJB
I've noted two references (Phylloscopidae +...

I've noted two references (Phylloscopidae + grassbirds & allies) have been conflated into one under Alström et al 2018; I've emailed Frank Gill with the details.
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th January 2019, 10:53
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By MJB
One is brown and medium-tailed, the other is grey...

One is brown and medium-tailed, the other is grey and long-tailed. It's a helluva photo artefact if they are the same bird... ???
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 13th January 2019, 19:44
Replies: 641
Views: 97,801
Posted By MJB
B of B Class, 92 Squadron. MJB PS While I was on...

B of B Class, 92 Squadron.
MJB
PS While I was on 111 Squadron, Phantom FGR2, as an engineer officer, we had a scurrilous joke about 92 Sqn Phantoms at RAF Coningsby, when we were on 6-months workup...
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