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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th August 2018, 18:49
Replies: 11
Views: 142
Posted By Jim M.
I don't disagree with the ID, but should note...

I don't disagree with the ID, but should note that I've found many mis-ID'd photos on that site in the past, so need to be cautious in relying on the labels there.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 8th August 2018, 00:56
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Jim M.
It is a female of one of the Mosaic Darners...

It is a female of one of the Mosaic Darners (genus Aeshna; Darners have their own family, Aeshnidae). Possibly Canada Darner, but there are some very similar species. I'm from the eastern U.S., so...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 4th August 2018, 05:22
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Jim M.
Those are four of the biggest, most well-known...

Those are four of the biggest, most well-known companies. I've been on two tours with each (except only one Wings), and about the same total number of tours with smaller companies. Each of the four...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th July 2018, 20:13
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By Jim M.
House Wren, Field Sparrow, and the last 3 are...

House Wren, Field Sparrow, and the last 3 are Song Sparrows.
Forum: Maryland Monday 23rd July 2018, 12:36
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Jim M.
Hi José, I'm afraid finding a chat in October...

Hi José,

I'm afraid finding a chat in October would be a long shot. Most of the chats have left the area by that time. Here is an eBird map showing the few October sightings from last year. ...
Forum: Olympus Saturday 21st July 2018, 17:35
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Jim M.
The link is to what appears to be pure...

The link is to what appears to be pure speculation on the DP Review forum from 11 months ago. There was subsequently a July 11 unconfirmed rumor posted on 4/3 Rumors with the same focal length but...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th July 2018, 15:15
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Jim M.
True, but not particularly relevant when the...

True, but not particularly relevant when the original poster is from the United States.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 14th July 2018, 16:55
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Jim M.
FA, Here is a link to an eBird map showing...

FA,

Here is a link to an eBird map showing Red-headed Woodpecker observations in the last three years in your...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th July 2018, 07:21
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Jim M.
Juvenile Dark-eyed Junco.

Juvenile Dark-eyed Junco.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 7th July 2018, 13:52
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By Jim M.
The quote is from a thread discussing grackles...

The quote is from a thread discussing grackles killing sparrows, so I don't think he is referring to the situation in Hawaii.



I think this hits the nail on the head. Some common Icterids such as...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 26th June 2018, 21:58
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Jim M.
Thanks. Someone on another site subsequently...

Thanks. Someone on another site subsequently suggested Desmia (Grape Leaffolder moths) as well. But I don't believe they have any bright orange on the underside as seems to be visible here. Oh...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th June 2018, 13:12
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Jim M.
Northern Waterthrush.

Northern Waterthrush.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 23rd June 2018, 20:28
Replies: 171
Views: 37,578
Posted By Jim M.
This thread is about anticipated future...

This thread is about anticipated future books--not most desired guides. This is the first we've heard of a new guide for Thailand, so there would have been no reason to mention it. In any event,...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 23rd June 2018, 19:34
Replies: 171
Views: 37,578
Posted By Jim M.
Robson's Thailand guide was published in 2002. ...

Robson's Thailand guide was published in 2002. There have been splits since then that it does not cover. The compact version of his Southeast Asia guide came out in 2005, covers about 300 more...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 23rd June 2018, 16:38
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Jim M.
Eight-spotted Forester Moth? (MD, USA)

There don't seem to be many North Americans on the sub-forum, but I will give this a shot anyway. Twice over the last month I have encountered a strikingly marked, but maddening insect in low...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 21st June 2018, 12:27
Replies: 58
Views: 4,353
Posted By Jim M.
2 new families: Southern Storm-Petrels and...

2 new families: Southern Storm-Petrels and "Royal Flycatchers," including not only the Royal Flycatchers, but also the Myiobius flys, and Ruddy-tailed Fly. So. Storm-Petrels has already been...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 20th June 2018, 15:10
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Jim M.
I know. That's why I didn't say there aren't any...

I know. That's why I didn't say there aren't any options. My impression from other's comments is that Arlott is like van Perlo--he prioritizes publication speed rather than quality, so I'm not sure...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 19th June 2018, 15:01
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Jim M.
Have a look at the compact version of the Craig...

Have a look at the compact version of the Craig Robson guide to Birds of Southeast Asia. It covers all those areas; there aren't many other options.
Forum: Brasil Thursday 14th June 2018, 00:55
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Jim M.
My principal recommendation is the example I...

My principal recommendation is the example I gave. That is where we went on a Birdquest tour after visiting Intervales. It was about a day's drive. A nice change of pace to be in mostly open...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th June 2018, 12:24
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Jim M.
I thought capped appearance as well when I first...

I thought capped appearance as well when I first looked at the photos. But I think we are really just seeing a consistent shadow in the eye socket (as suggested above); I can see gray above that...
Forum: Brasil Monday 11th June 2018, 18:33
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Jim M.
Have you visited cerrado habitats, e.g. Serra da...

Have you visited cerrado habitats, e.g. Serra da Canastra NP?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th June 2018, 05:00
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Jim M.
Each to his own. I've found it to be 100%...

Each to his own. I've found it to be 100% reliable for distinguishing the two eastern orioles. Orchard will always be yellow-green without a hint of orange (except the dark maroon of the adult male...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th June 2018, 16:18
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Jim M.
Yes. Females/young birds are variable. Orchard...

Yes. Females/young birds are variable. Orchard Oriole never shows the light orange color shown in the photo.
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 10th June 2018, 13:24
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Jim M.
Thanks all for the reports. Please add more if...

Thanks all for the reports. Please add more if you have them. Interesting that no one has so far reported going for monofocal lenses with superior close vision in both eyes. Not sure if that is a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th June 2018, 02:09
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By Jim M.
It is an adult White-throated Sparrow. As Sibley...

It is an adult White-throated Sparrow. As Sibley notes, adults range from drabber "tan-striped" to "white-striped." Savannah Sparrow you will typically find in open grasslands; White-throated is...
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