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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 10:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,103
Posted By MacNara
I mean what I showed in the photos. Why do you...

I mean what I showed in the photos.



Why do you accept the ID of these birds?



I disagree. I think it's the opposite.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 09:10
Replies: 27
Views: 1,103
Posted By MacNara
Hi John, I hope you are well there in HK and...

Hi John, I hope you are well there in HK and getting back a bit of normality (even though none of us knows how long it will last).

I'm wondering which photo you are referring to when you say 'this...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 03:12
Replies: 27
Views: 1,103
Posted By MacNara
There don't seem to be many people around at the...

There don't seem to be many people around at the moment. Maybe if you think this bird is special because of the location, you should make a separate thread?

Anyway, fingers crossed for the ten days...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 02:06
Replies: 27
Views: 1,103
Posted By MacNara
Hi Andy: I thought without looking that you were...

Hi Andy: I thought without looking that you were replying to me, but I realised after posting that you were replying to Muppit. But my comment stands; yes that surely should be Red-breasted.

By the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 01:54
Replies: 27
Views: 1,103
Posted By MacNara
Hi Andy: yes, I would have thought so. (See my...

Hi Andy: yes, I would have thought so. (See my photo 3 which seems to be almost identical.)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 00:21
Replies: 27
Views: 1,103
Posted By MacNara
I agree that this bird is Red-breasted based on...

I agree that this bird is Red-breasted based on the tail pattern. This is especially clear in the OP's photo 4.

In Japanese these two birds (which until fairly recently were considered conspecific)...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 12:01
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By MacNara
For what it's worth here's a photo of a bird I...

For what it's worth here's a photo of a bird I identified as Eastern D-C. I think if you compare with your bird you can see the breast band size difference. You can also see that the blue is quite...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 00:19
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By MacNara
Since no-one else is answering, I'll hazard the...

Since no-one else is answering, I'll hazard the opinion that this is Northern Double-collared.

I have never seen this bird, but I have seen Eastern, and when I compare your photos with my photos of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 9th May 2020, 14:16
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By MacNara
I agree with you Andy. I have subscribed to HBW...

I agree with you Andy.

I have subscribed to HBW at the basic level for about three years simply to get their encyclopedia content. It costs 29 a year. You don't get access to the research papers or...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 9th May 2020, 13:47
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By MacNara
Excuse me for answering when I don't really know...

Excuse me for answering when I don't really know European birds.

But it's coming to the end of a holiday week (Golden Week) here in Japan. Obviously we couldn't do our usual foreign trip, but in the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 9th May 2020, 00:59
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By MacNara
I think you may be right! The breast of the bird...

I think you may be right! The breast of the bird is clearly in very bright light, so it could be that what appears white is actually yellow. And the tail colour fits also. Looking at a few photos I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th May 2020, 05:51
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By MacNara
The features that struck me from your photos were...

The features that struck me from your photos were the violet upper tail and the yellowish vent which are shown in the books and photos I have taken for Western Violet-backed Sunbird. The tail, I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th May 2020, 12:24
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By MacNara
Hi Jostein, White-bellied Sunbird is from...

Hi Jostein,

White-bellied Sunbird is from further south in Africa, and is only found in the very south of Tanzania.

Your fellow birder is right.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th May 2020, 10:43
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By MacNara
You can also get better photos with a little...

You can also get better photos with a little adjustment for these. I'm not sure if it helps with b, but I think it might with c.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th May 2020, 10:39
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By MacNara
You can get a better and more obvious photo of...

You can get a better and more obvious photo of this bird with simple photo software.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th May 2020, 00:35
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By MacNara
Thanks for the correction, Tom. I should have...

Thanks for the correction, Tom. I should have learned by now to be very sure before offering an ID for a raptor, especially an African one!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd May 2020, 12:31
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By MacNara
On zooming in, I think you're right!

On zooming in, I think you're right!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd May 2020, 12:22
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By MacNara
1. Martial Eagle 2. Black-bellied Bustard 3. Ruff...

1. Martial Eagle
2. Black-bellied Bustard
3. Ruff probably, but with that photo...
4. Egyptian Goose
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd May 2020, 09:08
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By MacNara
Hi Uvin, It's a great shame that you didn't...

Hi Uvin,

It's a great shame that you didn't manage to find that bird again. I hope you have another chance. It would be great to have a definitive resolution one way or the other. As I said, I would...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st May 2020, 10:05
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By MacNara
How about it escaped from a cage in someone's...

How about it escaped from a cage in someone's house? Or was thrown out because it was a spare female (which doesn't have interesting colours)?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st May 2020, 08:52
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By MacNara
Thanks for joining this thread, Grahame. I have...

Thanks for joining this thread, Grahame.

I have to say that I think your comment is rather extreme, however.

If you had said, 'The notion that timing makes the record impossible is not correct,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st May 2020, 03:15
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By MacNara
Even though I said I am more open to a...

Even though I said I am more open to a Chestnut-cheeked Starling ID than I was earlier in this thread, I still think that the date of the photo makes this unlikely, and increases the possiblity of a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th April 2020, 10:21
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By MacNara
Am I right that you mean the margin that I have...

Am I right that you mean the margin that I have marked on a photo of my female attached below?

I will say that I agreed earlier with Andy that the bill looked too slim for a starling, and because I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th April 2020, 05:09
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By MacNara
Well, I'm going to bore you all again with my...

Well, I'm going to bore you all again with my photos.

Chestnut-cheeked Starling goes through my area for a couple of weeks in early April on its way north to breed. It seems to like to take a break...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th April 2020, 09:51
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By MacNara
But the white on the wing is in quite the wrong...

But the white on the wing is in quite the wrong place for the white on the wing of male, and even more female, Chestnut-cheeked Starling. Or so it seems to me, anyway. And as Andy says, the bill is...
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