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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 16:30
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By pbjosh
This is Common Black Hawk. In Central America,...

This is Common Black Hawk. In Central America, the bill color is pretty reliable for ID. In both species, the cere (fleshy base of the bill) is yellowish, though frequently more yellow in Common and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 16:10
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By pbjosh
Bronzed on head structure - that flat head with...

Bronzed on head structure - that flat head with the forehead leading straight into the bill is pretty distinctive.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Today, 15:24
Replies: 54
Views: 27,379
Posted By pbjosh
For anyone interested, I did some looking into...

For anyone interested, I did some looking into where the break between magellanica and paraguaiae occurs in Argentina. I don't yet have access to the paper, but looking at records and recordings and...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 19:16
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By pbjosh
For your proposed use, the "best" would be a...

For your proposed use, the "best" would be a widefield alpha 42mm assuming you're willing to carry the weight. If you're not willing to carry the weight/bulk, taking it down a bit in physical...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 2nd December 2019, 14:52
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By pbjosh
Gray-hooded Sierra-Finch (less saturated back and...

Gray-hooded Sierra-Finch (less saturated back and breast color, more white on the belly) and your LBJ is Correndera Pipit. Though the picture isn't great, you can see the white stripes down the back,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd December 2019, 11:38
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By pbjosh
First bird is Chaco Earthcreeper as mjh pointed...

First bird is Chaco Earthcreeper as mjh pointed out.

The flycatcher is hard to be confident about but I would suggest Southern Scrub-Flycatcher is a possibility instead of Small-billed or...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st December 2019, 11:53
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By pbjosh
Agree with Fawn-breated Brilliant over a...

Agree with Fawn-breated Brilliant over a Woodnymph. Structurally, to me, that stands out as a heavy, short bill and a stocky bird for a Woodnymph. Also lacks white outer tail tips, at least from what...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st December 2019, 11:46
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By pbjosh
I believe it's down to two species based on the...

I believe it's down to two species based on the location - Black-billed and Gray-bellied. The undertail should make this Black-billed unless I'm forgetting something?
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 28th November 2019, 19:58
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By pbjosh
Hooded Siskin I hope you enjoyed Colonia, I find...

Hooded Siskin

I hope you enjoyed Colonia, I find it charming and enjoy a lazy day there from time to time as well!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 28th November 2019, 19:57
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By pbjosh
Patagonian Mockingbird, Shiny Cowbird The Doves...

Patagonian Mockingbird, Shiny Cowbird

The Doves were presumably/probably Picui Ground-Dove
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 28th November 2019, 19:54
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By pbjosh
Bare-faced Ibis, Great Egret for those two. Your...

Bare-faced Ibis, Great Egret for those two.

Your Roadside Hawk is a Savannah Hawk.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 27th November 2019, 11:17
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By pbjosh
For the location, Pale-tipped Tyrannulet is the...

For the location, Pale-tipped Tyrannulet is the correct ID. It is a bit more common as you head further east and it gets even drier, but it's definitely in the area. The only other remotely close...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th November 2019, 20:35
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By pbjosh
Not in the minority Niels - to my eye it is...

Not in the minority Niels - to my eye it is clearly not a Tolmomyias. The bill appears clearly thinner and with a different curve to it than I would expect. But it's just one photo and I have been...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th November 2019, 20:19
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By pbjosh
My impression is Pale-tipped Tyrannulet, Inezia...

My impression is Pale-tipped Tyrannulet, Inezia subflava. The very thin wing-bars on very dark wings, the apparent bill structure and overall jizz don't say Tolmomyias to me...

Where exactly was the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 26th November 2019, 11:04
Replies: 36
Views: 1,392
Posted By pbjosh
I put a synopsis of the trip with some logistical...

I put a synopsis of the trip with some logistical details in this thread here:
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=379807

However, as far as highlights go, for locations I would say:

In...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 25th November 2019, 22:24
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By pbjosh
I agree with Larry's opinion. Alternative name...

I agree with Larry's opinion. Alternative name for this taxon is Green-barred Woodpecker, if you don't like splitting the two. I personally am dubious about this split but have never looked into it...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 24th November 2019, 16:16
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By pbjosh
I did Comoros with Ross - we did a lot of hiking...

I did Comoros with Ross - we did a lot of hiking on Karthala (and camped up top as well) for both the owl and diurnal birds.

On Moheli we hired a car to the other side of the island for the diurnal...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 24th November 2019, 16:11
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By pbjosh
A really fun read... perhaps a suggestion to...

A really fun read... perhaps a suggestion to carry a bottle of water though (said in good spirit and jest) :) Brings back nice memories!
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 23rd November 2019, 16:01
Replies: 26
Views: 2,576
Posted By pbjosh
There was a Laysan Albatross that wintered in a...

There was a Laysan Albatross that wintered in a cove at Point Arena, California, for about 20 years, from sometime in the 90s until a few years ago. Was a local sensation/celebrity of sorts, bobbing...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 23rd November 2019, 13:44
Replies: 36
Views: 1,392
Posted By pbjosh
Fun thread to read through! I had a slow start...

Fun thread to read through!

I had a slow start to the year but did finally connect with Saffron-cowled Blackbird which was really nice after having dipped it so many times.

In April a long week of...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 22nd November 2019, 01:38
Replies: 41
Views: 2,178
Posted By pbjosh
I just went and looked through the 2017 paper on...

I just went and looked through the 2017 paper on orange-billed terns that is the basis for the Royal Tern split, available here if anyone is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st November 2019, 20:42
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By pbjosh
First three photos are all Great Kiskadees for...

First three photos are all Great Kiskadees for me. I'm not sure how people are seeing Social / Rusty-margined there. The white head stripes meeting behind on the nape, and the size favor another...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st November 2019, 20:11
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By pbjosh
My first impression on jizz was Great Black Hawk,...

My first impression on jizz was Great Black Hawk, honestly, but then I convinced myself I saw a yellow base to the bill.

Based upon location there is no doubt then that it is Great Black Hawk....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st November 2019, 20:07
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By pbjosh
Just to chime in: -The perched bird and the...

Just to chime in:

-The perched bird and the second bird in the flight shots is a Sharpie for me based on structure, bill size, eye placement and size, leg thickness, and chest marking.

-The...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st November 2019, 19:56
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By pbjosh
Where were the photos taken? There is a lot of...

Where were the photos taken? There is a lot of variation in both species. Great Black Hawk from E Panamá south throughout S America do not have barred thighs anywhere as far as I recall. Tail banding...
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