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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th July 2019, 00:19
Replies: 18
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Posted By MacNara
Since this route started around 2010, my wife and...

Since this route started around 2010, my wife and I have been to Cairns / Barrier Reef and that area four times, and also beyond to Brisbane (one trip), Uluru Melbourne and Sydney (over a new year),...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 18th July 2019, 22:52
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By MacNara
My friend who visited also said that he had...

My friend who visited also said that he had received much help from Grahame over the years; I have, too, but Grahame and I seem to overlap less that he and my friend do.

Best wishes, and thanks...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 18th July 2019, 22:37
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By MacNara
Well, that's very kind of you. I didn't mean I...

Well, that's very kind of you. I didn't mean I would leave; but I did mean that I should take more care when commenting on 'difficult' IDs. I often pick out some feature that is 'obvious' when those...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 18th July 2019, 08:38
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By MacNara
Thank you Brian. Just a couple of months ago, a...

Thank you Brian.

Just a couple of months ago, a Bird Forum friend who I had never previously met came and stayed with us in Japan for a few days. We both commented on the genorosity of skilled...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 18th July 2019, 04:06
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By MacNara
Sorry if I appeared rude not to reply. My...

Sorry if I appeared rude not to reply. My computer screen appears to be on its last legs, and went black for a whole day; though it's been OK this morning. Recently it's been going off for hours, and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 18th July 2019, 04:03
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By MacNara
Sorry if I appeared rude not to reply. My...

Sorry if I appeared rude not to reply. My computer screen appears to be on its last legs, and went black for a whole day; though it's been OK this morning. Recently it's been going off for hours, and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th July 2019, 11:06
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By MacNara
Hi Tim: How nice of you to follow that link to...

Hi Tim:

How nice of you to follow that link to Kenyaview.

My wife and I went on that trip over the yearend 2008/2009. The last of our parents had passed away, and this trip was meant to be a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th July 2019, 06:02
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By MacNara
Thank you for this kind and accurate...

Thank you for this kind and accurate comment.



Well I think your bird looks like my first attached photo - with a lot of green, and with pink legs (Narcissus; though one of my main Japanese books...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th July 2019, 04:40
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By MacNara
That is female Narcissus Flycatcher. (And if...

That is female Narcissus Flycatcher.

(And if John Allcock tells me it isn't, I'm going to retire from birding.)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th July 2019, 02:38
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By MacNara
No; if you are still sure, John, after I've done...

No; if you are still sure, John, after I've done my best to persuade you, then that's good enough for me. Narcissus it is.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th July 2019, 22:34
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By MacNara
Yes, I'm sure that both male and female Narcissus...

Yes, I'm sure that both male and female Narcissus would show up. But Asian Brown would also be likely to be in the same kind of spot. They both breed just fifty metres from each other in a small wood...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th July 2019, 13:57
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By MacNara
I've looked again, and although I should bow to...

I've looked again, and although I should bow to John Allcock's superior eye, I'm still not fully convinced this isn't Asian Brown.

Asian Brown is almost always shown as grey in books, but can also...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th July 2019, 09:31
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By MacNara
Thanks. That appears to be in Karuizawa (Nagano...

Thanks. That appears to be in Karuizawa (Nagano Prefecture) where there should be quite a variety of birds throughout the year.

The description below the video feed saying "It is a water and feeding...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th July 2019, 04:56
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By MacNara
Yes, you're probably right. When I looked I put...

Yes, you're probably right. When I looked I put the lack of yellow under the bill down to it being a sceenshot from a webcam, And in the first (double) shot the eyering looked bigger and whiter than...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th July 2019, 03:02
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By MacNara
1 is Collared Sunbird (the collar hidden by the...

1 is Collared Sunbird (the collar hidden by the branch

2 looks like just Southern Grey-headed Sparrow to me

3 has a very chunky bill but doesn't seem to fit canaries or seedeaters. I wonder if it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th July 2019, 02:15
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By MacNara
Asian Brown Flycatcher, I think. Do you have a...

Asian Brown Flycatcher, I think.

Do you have a link for the webcam. I searched but only a video of caged Lovebirds came up.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 22nd June 2019, 03:49
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By MacNara
I think the female weaver in photo one might be...

I think the female weaver in photo one might be Rüppell's Weaver. We saw a lot at Langano, and the pattern seems to fit. The other yellow weaver we saw at Langano was Little Weaver, and I don't think...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th May 2019, 11:05
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By MacNara
Why should I have to 'hover'? Anyway, how do I...

Why should I have to 'hover'? Anyway, how do I know whether the OP has put this information in his/her first sentence?

Bird Forum has rules, or at least advice, about this, and it's sensible and has...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th May 2019, 11:00
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By MacNara
If it's a very localised species, and the species...

If it's a very localised species, and the species name is in the title, OK (maybe).

But if it's a genus or a family, then the location is essential for the ID often, but anyway for some of us...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th May 2019, 09:21
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By MacNara
Please ALWAYS put the country and the location in...

Please ALWAYS put the country and the location in the country in the TITLE of your post. Many people have knowledge of restricted locations, and don't want to waste time opening posts about areas of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd May 2019, 22:55
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By MacNara
Sulphur-breasted Bush-shrike OK Tacazze? Not...

Sulphur-breasted Bush-shrike OK

Tacazze? Not sure about this.

I think this is just (Holub's) Golden Weaver - Slender has dark eyes and is more lemony in colour...

Maybe juvenile male Vitelline...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd May 2019, 22:47
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By MacNara
Just to get things started: maybe juvenile male...

Just to get things started: maybe juvenile male Vitelline Masked Weaver?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th May 2019, 05:20
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By MacNara
Me neither. HBW Live has this to say: There's...

Me neither.

HBW Live has this to say:


There's no illustration of dark birds, but 'occasional dark individuals' make it sound as if this is not a morph. But I note the 'weasel word' virtually which...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th May 2019, 10:35
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By MacNara
Rattling, surely?

Rattling, surely?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 25th April 2019, 09:21
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By MacNara
It looks plenty long enough to me. This from the...

It looks plenty long enough to me.

This from the African Bird Club (https://www.africanbirdclub.org/afbid/search/birddetails/species/1716/10479) is the only juvenile photo I could find online. (HBW...
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