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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 17:16
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By Deb Burhinus
definitely not Dupont’s with that bill!

definitely not Dupont’s with that bill!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 17:13
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By Deb Burhinus
El Hondo can also hold Thekla Larks so there is...

El Hondo can also hold Thekla Larks so there is some overlap of habitat here. (Theklas arenít confined to high elevations)

https://ebird.org/species/thelar1/ES-VC

Going on the image (which I donít...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 16:23
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By Deb Burhinus
The way it’s perched, the bill shape and strong...

The way it’s perched, the bill shape and strong white super/eye ring ... so why not a Thekla?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 13:28
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Absolutely- very good to see but still very...

Absolutely- very good to see but still very vulnerable at this stage.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 10:30
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Thanks! Lesser Kestrel can show a dark/greyish...

Thanks!

Lesser Kestrel can show a dark/greyish trailing edge to the hand but is generally more diffuse than this. I agree with Tom that the moustache is clearly seen (I wasnít sure if this was just...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 22:14
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Some interesting etymology, thanks Jan.

Some interesting etymology, thanks Jan.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:59
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Deb Burhinus
The first looks like Common Kestrel to me (agree...

The first looks like Common Kestrel to me (agree dark claws in first image). Flight shot seems to show a juvenile - I can’t see the wing formula (p10 should be longer than p7 for lesser). It may be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:37
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Deb Burhinus
It looks to be a juvenile (pale/buff fringes to...

It looks to be a juvenile (pale/buff fringes to wing coverts, evenly fresh plumage) so we can exclude primary or transitional moult thus the wings appear to stop far short of the end of the tail...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd August 2020, 00:24
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By Deb Burhinus
posting a load of videos, hoping someone else...

posting a load of videos, hoping someone else will pick one out for you wouldnít be very satisfying I imagine ;)!

I can only see Common Terns in the stills and apart from one Sandwich and BHG in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd August 2020, 00:00
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Nice image! Does anyone know what the shrub is? ...

Nice image!

Does anyone know what the shrub is? I initially thought it might be a White Broom but when I looked it up, it flowers in February/March apparently.

Edit - I think it must be a white...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd August 2020, 12:42
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Sounds like a Dunnock possibly.

Sounds like a Dunnock possibly.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd August 2020, 04:50
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I’m not sure either but for what it’s worth, I...

I’m not sure either but for what it’s worth, I see features that point to Common Tern on both of these imo

Image 1. Could be an Arctic. The neck seems short and it has a compact jizz. However, the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 1st August 2020, 07:30
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Actually it’s a bit of a fallacy that healthy...

Actually it’s a bit of a fallacy that healthy Swifts can not take off from level ground afaik. Providing they have a clear ‘runway’ to get some air under their wings, they can get airlift. The OP did...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 31st July 2020, 15:38
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Deb Burhinus
... and a proportionately small head for its body...

... and a proportionately small head for its body with shallow forehead in addition to the above, favoring EHB.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 31st July 2020, 15:23
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I did say I misread the location as Tanzania when...

I did say I misread the location as Tanzania when I suggested that and Carrion Crows are sighted in Tunisia! (Black birds tend to reflect light and can look silver/pale in parts so I would take any...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 31st July 2020, 10:17
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Thanks (I too have seen one or two in Egypt on...

Thanks (I too have seen one or two in Egypt on family holidays many years ago but not to count as ‘experience’ to judge from these images!). I wonder then, given your obs, if the Carrion Crow...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 31st July 2020, 08:17
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Is that in the field Lou? I’ve no experience...

Is that in the field Lou? I’ve no experience with Brown-necked Ravens, but if you say their tails look like crows, this might explain why they don’t look like Common Ravens! (Are they also shorter...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 21:51
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By Deb Burhinus
But there are lots of images Jose has provided...

But there are lots of images Jose has provided with the tail in various angles and various spread. None of them show a diagnostic tail shape for Common Raven. I am not saying categorically this is a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 21:44
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Well thatís progress from seeing a Raven ;) I...

Well thatís progress from seeing a Raven ;)

I honestly canít see or know of any alternatives here to C.crow, unless itís an escaped House Crow or something! (What else can be considered?)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 21:20
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By Deb Burhinus
ebird shows range into...

ebird shows range into tanzania

https://ebird.org/species/capcro2

oh shoot, I’ve still got the location wrong 3:-) It’s Tunisia, not Tanzania!

Well Wikipedia lists Carrion Crow on Tunisia check...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 21:07
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Did you check out Cape Crow - ? that looks like...

Did you check out Cape Crow - ? that looks like it could be in range. Very similar to Carrion Crow, a bit larger and more pointed bill (cf your last...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 20:45
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By Deb Burhinus
lol, I didnt note the location! But I still cant...

lol, I didnt note the location! But I still cant see a Common Raven - the tail is completely the wrong shape surely! I suppose Cape Crow would be the only alternative looking on ebird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 20:05
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Ravens have a very distinctive shape - To me they...

Ravens have a very distinctive shape - To me they appear more gangly and long necked in flight cf to C.c. The tail shape (not always easy to see in the field) is diagnostic when half open - imagine...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 19:18
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Juvenile Robin, Julie

Juvenile Robin, Julie
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 19:06
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Sorry, still a Carrion Crow imo!

Sorry, still a Carrion Crow imo!
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