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Forum: Australia Sunday 17th May 2020, 09:34
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By MJB
The only commercial goose farm I can find on line...

The only commercial goose farm I can find on line for NSW is U Goose at Guyra; they purchased the entire commercial goose stock from a farm on Kangaroo Island, which is now no longer farming geese....
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 15th May 2020, 15:39
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By MJB
There's a definite shortage in my part of...

There's a definite shortage in my part of Norfolk, but Chiffchaff are more numerous than I've ever seen. We had almost no Whitethroat until about 4 days ago, when suddenly there were many calling...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th May 2020, 18:49
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By MJB
The concatenated tree in Figure 3 is the...

The concatenated tree in Figure 3 is the applicable Figure; it includes heinei near top right and has a very helpful summary small tree (bush?) top left.
MJB
(Sorry about the stickies obscuring...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th May 2020, 18:40
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By MJB
...and remember there's a new paper out on the...

...and remember there's a new paper out on the systematics of the Asian taxa...!
MJBo:Do:D
(Ghorbani [I]et al[I] 2020...)
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th May 2020, 16:15
Replies: 81
Views: 2,355
Posted By MJB
5 species named, but only 4...

5 species named, but only 4 images...:eek!::eek!::eek!:
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th May 2020, 08:38
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By MJB
Re persica, from Ghorbani et al 2020, persica is...

Re persica, from Ghorbani et al 2020, persica is in Clade A, the heinei Clade. The other taxa in this group are aharonii, pseudobaetica & beicki. Some samples previously identified as beicki...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 8th May 2020, 14:55
Replies: 81
Views: 2,355
Posted By MJB
Probably best referred to nowadays as Desert Grey...

Probably best referred to nowadays as Desert Grey Shrike L. elegans (Dutch Birding CDNA/CSNA List), given that Southern Grey Shrike is now confined to Iberia and southern France, its closest...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 6th May 2020, 16:12
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By MJB
It will be interesting to read Lars Svensson's...

It will be interesting to read Lars Svensson's response... There must be many papers in the Russian language that remain unknown to 'western' researchers, but when catalogued but unpublished material...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th May 2020, 14:40
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By MJB
From the distributions given in IOC10.1, A. r....

From the distributions given in IOC10.1, A. r. pseudobaetica would seem the most likely candidate...
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd May 2020, 19:31
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By MJB
Adam, Here's the map from Zuccon et al 2020 who...

Adam,
Here's the map from Zuccon et al 2020 who further revise Subalpine Warbler taxonomy. I've added the English and their scientific names for the populations to it, but in the same colours they...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 30th April 2020, 19:25
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By MJB
You could aye ask if they'll do twa fur the price...

You could aye ask if they'll do twa fur the price o' ane...;) ...an' fan's thur next sale...?:t:

Syne speir fur post-free an' aa...o:D
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 27th April 2020, 19:03
Replies: 319
Views: 12,510
Posted By MJB
Wryneck in the front garden at 19:45. My good...

Wryneck in the front garden at 19:45. My good lady and I both saw it, but before I could get a picture, my next-door neighbour came out of his side gate to fill up the garden rubbish bin (collection...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 26th April 2020, 11:53
Replies: 81
Views: 2,355
Posted By MJB
Birdlife Datazone and HBW Alive recognise...

Birdlife Datazone and HBW Alive recognise 'Arabian Sunbird' C. hellmayri as a full species, with ssp kinneari del Hoyo et al 2016, but although peer-reviewed justification unavailable, the authors of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd April 2020, 18:47
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By MJB
I didn't forget it, I just was too quick in...

I didn't forget it, I just was too quick in hitting the '0' key too softly for the last digit to register. Then, of course I didn't check! Mea culpa...
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd April 2020, 11:09
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By MJB
BirdLife Datazone map indicates a gap of 110km,...

BirdLife Datazone map indicates a gap of 110km, Andy.
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 18th April 2020, 13:18
Replies: 951
Views: 145,362
Posted By MJB
Your telephoto had me fooled! Thanks for the...

Your telephoto had me fooled! Thanks for the detail.
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 17th April 2020, 13:09
Replies: 951
Views: 145,362
Posted By MJB
At that altitude, it's more likely a rehearsal...

At that altitude, it's more likely a rehearsal for a display fly-past. AAR normally occurs at altitudes where fuel economy for tanker and receiver is at its best. Obviously chopper AAR is at lower...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th April 2020, 09:11
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By MJB
Perhaps this is taxon tsaidamensis? If so, its...

Perhaps this is taxon tsaidamensis?

If so, its southernmost breeding populations in west-central China comprise the largest in the cristatus-collurio-isabellinus complex, but it is the least...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 12th April 2020, 15:11
Replies: 951
Views: 145,362
Posted By MJB
Well, it is an American Osprey, although not...

Well, it is an American Osprey, although not Pandion carolinensis**...;);)
MJB
**Reference
Monti, F, O Duriez, V Arnal, J-M Dominici, A Sforzi, L Fusani, D Grémillet and C Montgelard. 2015.Being...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 11th April 2020, 16:34
Replies: 951
Views: 145,362
Posted By MJB
Another two-finger-fingerpigs on my...

Another two-finger-fingerpigs on my part!:t:
MJB
PS There's a very sporty Canberra routine in the 1950 newsreels. Also lots of air-to-air shots out of the back of the prototype Beverley (A tank to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 11th April 2020, 13:31
Replies: 951
Views: 145,362
Posted By MJB
For a bit of nostalgia John, check out the...

For a bit of nostalgia John, check out the YouTube videos that you can summon up (pentacle not needed, quite unlike the Dennis Wheatley stories) by typing Farnborough 1948 (and subsequent years) into...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 11th April 2020, 13:25
Replies: 31
Views: 1,523
Posted By MJB
For evoking the sheer joy of nature, anything...

For evoking the sheer joy of nature, anything written by Seton Gordon (1886-1977). Some of these books are now hugely expensive collectors' items...

He was an amazing character. having walked over...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th April 2020, 19:51
Replies: 624
Views: 18,581
Posted By MJB
That would also include tytleri from the eastern...

That would also include tytleri from the eastern Palearctic; it winters in India.
MJB
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 7th April 2020, 15:46
Replies: 25,932
Views: 7,713,215
Posted By MJB
On my daily Coronavirus-restrictions walk of 5km,...

On my daily Coronavirus-restrictions walk of 5km, a nice 18-strong flock of Whimbrel on a very recently ploughed, seeded and rolled large field. They had great sightlines for predators. They flew...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 7th April 2020, 15:41
Replies: 2,134
Views: 399,683
Posted By MJB
Get him to adopt you...;) MJB

Get him to adopt you...;)
MJB
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