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Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 19:58
Replies: 804
Views: 38,530
Posted By lewis20126
Best isolation for vulnerable people would be...

Best isolation for vulnerable people would be ...ironically - on a cruise ship! Pre-tested staff, doctors and patients, keep them safe.

cheers, alan
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 26th February 2020, 18:03
Replies: 140
Views: 89,401
Posted By lewis20126
Very much so - Neils Krabbe's work goes back many...

Very much so - Neils Krabbe's work goes back many decades - I seem to recall using some of his recordings of Scytalopus on my first trip to Ecuador in the early 1990s. Without those, we wouldn't...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 17th January 2020, 11:05
Replies: 23
Views: 1,409
Posted By lewis20126
I don't think that one will stand the test of...

I don't think that one will stand the test of time!

cheers, alan
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 17th January 2020, 11:04
Replies: 23
Views: 1,409
Posted By lewis20126
There are a lot of splits / 'new' taxa in...

There are a lot of splits / 'new' taxa in Tanzania, eg

'Broad-winged White-eye' group hugely split, key in Tanzania are South Pare, Kilimanjaro and Mbulu White-eyes
Usambara DC Sunbird
Tsavo and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th December 2019, 18:13
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By lewis20126
yes, Japanese Thrush cheers, alan

yes, Japanese Thrush

cheers, alan
Forum: Mammals Saturday 23rd November 2019, 19:27
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By lewis20126
Andy Sumatran Rhino is still present in...

Andy

Sumatran Rhino is still present in Indonesia, Sumatra and presumably Kalimantan.

You link to the local extinction of Javan Rhino in Vietnam; it is still extant on Java.

cheers, alan
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 20th November 2019, 12:16
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By lewis20126
Yes, brilliant read as always - very jealous over...

Yes, brilliant read as always - very jealous over your Moheli Scops Owl sighting - it hadn't even been discovered when went to that island. We didn't go out a night as there 'weren't any...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st November 2019, 20:42
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By lewis20126
Good quality Water Pipit in the first...

Good quality Water Pipit in the first post

cheers, alan
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 17th October 2019, 11:48
Replies: 25
Views: 6,348
Posted By lewis20126
I think one type is acceptable given the...

I think one type is acceptable given the widespread distribution. I would prefer to avoid, but the conservation status is unlikely to be affected.

cheers, a
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 2nd September 2019, 20:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,450
Posted By lewis20126
I'm not an optics obsessive, but a keen birder -...

I'm not an optics obsessive, but a keen birder - just bought a Kowa 883 with the 'new' zoom eyepiece - very happy with that. Alternative for me was the Swaro 95mm modular but put off by connection...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 26th August 2019, 13:18
Replies: 98
Views: 7,724
Posted By lewis20126
This is the best technique to help the...

This is the best technique to help the IBWO:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De-extinction

cheers, a
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 16th August 2019, 17:50
Replies: 85
Views: 10,746
Posted By lewis20126
Tom, many thanks for all of your hard work -...

Tom, many thanks for all of your hard work - despite a few minor gripes from folks above, I still think it amazing you manage to hit the deadline. It is much appreciated as are all the efforts you...
Forum: Kenya Thursday 15th August 2019, 16:18
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By lewis20126
Likely my bad there - I need to sharpen up as I'm...

Likely my bad there - I need to sharpen up as I'm in Tanzania in a month! :eek!:

cheers, a
Forum: Kenya Tuesday 13th August 2019, 10:28
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By lewis20126
I've never been, but my targets would...

I've never been, but my targets would be:
Turner's Eremomela - effectively endemic!
Chapin's Flycatcher - very local, only other spot is West Uganda
Uganda Woodland Warbler - ditto
Kakamega Greenbul...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 10th August 2019, 01:55
Replies: 85
Views: 10,746
Posted By lewis20126
thanks for posting! B (: cheers, a

thanks for posting! B (:

cheers, a
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 7th August 2019, 18:21
Replies: 85
Views: 10,746
Posted By lewis20126
If somebody spots the spreadsheet online, please...

If somebody spots the spreadsheet online, please let us now on this thread - thanks

cheers, alan
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 7th August 2019, 10:46
Replies: 347
Views: 76,142
Posted By lewis20126
Please advise John, if he is trying to future...

Please advise John, if he is trying to future proof his year, to try and see the Hawaiian Band-rumped Storm-petrel - the latest paper published in Ibis makes it very clear this is a separate species...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 24th July 2019, 10:28
Replies: 28
Views: 2,874
Posted By lewis20126
Although nobody I know believes the Spurn record....

Although nobody I know believes the Spurn record. :eek!:

cheers, a
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 15th July 2019, 18:34
Replies: 85
Views: 10,746
Posted By lewis20126
I reckon you'll get at least 75% of those right,...

I reckon you'll get at least 75% of those right, not sure of the White-eye lumps (direction of travel normally the other way) or the Munia status, but all of the others are pretty thin - the tinamou...
Forum: India Friday 14th June 2019, 22:08
Replies: 19
Views: 3,972
Posted By lewis20126
OK, thanks - if I go, I'll probably be trying the...

OK, thanks - if I go, I'll probably be trying the same approach, ie tagging on to a trip to GHNP, so good to know the WT Bush-tit is straightforward there. Another (better) site needed for the...
Forum: India Friday 14th June 2019, 18:52
Replies: 19
Views: 3,972
Posted By lewis20126
Great news that you got the Bullfinch - presume...

Great news that you got the Bullfinch - presume they are breeding in May - the recent records from Ebird certainly go through June-July.

In relation to the other stuff, how easy was Kashmir...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 12th June 2019, 15:51
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By lewis20126
Quail Find one caliing in sparse grass, early in...

Quail

Find one caliing in sparse grass, early in the season:
http://www.surfbirds.com/gallery/share_photo.php?imgname=20140525144120659.JPG

cheers, alan
Forum: Kowa Friday 7th June 2019, 15:53
Replies: 45
Views: 3,645
Posted By lewis20126
I'm using the 883 (new this year) on rather old...

I'm using the 883 (new this year) on rather old Gitzo legs / new Manfrotto 128RC head - old school but works for me. May be lucky but the Gitzo legs have lasted for years, with odd new screws,...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 27th May 2019, 00:03
Replies: 144
Views: 9,936
Posted By lewis20126
Thanks - I think I found 2 today, but not with...

Thanks - I think I found 2 today, but not with the hybrid vigour noted by others, but floral and leaf characters were intermediate.

cheers, alan
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 21st May 2019, 11:20
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By lewis20126
Jos Good work as always - I think No 4 is...

Jos

Good work as always - I think No 4 is actually a species of Iris.

cheers, alan
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