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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 16th October 2020, 19:57
Replies: 64
Views: 16,797
Posted By Brian J Small
The names and rationale follow Ghorbani, F.,...

The names and rationale follow Ghorbani, F., Aliabadian, M., Olsson, U., Donald, P.F., Khan, A.A. och Alström, P. 2020. Mitochondrial phylogeography of the genus Eremophila confirms underestimated...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 6th October 2020, 20:43
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By Brian J Small
Discovery of new & distinct population of Black-tailed Godwit in E Asia

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/ibi.12890

Discovery of a morphologically and genetically distinct population of Black‐tailed Godwits in the East Asian‐Australasian Flyway

Brian S
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 6th October 2020, 07:09
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By Brian J Small
Going against the tide of opinion here, but I am...

Going against the tide of opinion here, but I am trying to reconcile the structure of this with a fody.

The bill looks pretty hefty to me and the tail long; the white tips to the median coverts are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th October 2020, 17:35
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Brian J Small
Tom I feel that 2 and 3 are Nashville. On...

Tom

I feel that 2 and 3 are Nashville. On structure alone, the primary extension of Connecticut is longer than here; also the emarginations are very long (beyond tertial tips) on Connecticut,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th September 2020, 14:28
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Brian J Small
personally, i would go for a 1w fm Cape May...

personally, i would go for a 1w fm Cape May Warbler, with diffuse rear flanks streaking - prominent median covert bar, etc., all equal this for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 25th September 2020, 14:49
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Brian J Small
Dragnil Your bird is an adult male and as such...

Dragnil

Your bird is an adult male and as such samamisicus in autumn look very striking - see https://www.birdsofkuwait.com/02-10-2018-at-al-abraq/

Brian S
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th September 2020, 06:58
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Brian J Small
In my opinion this image is of a Red-necked...

In my opinion this image is of a Red-necked Stint. Structure is classic, with a flat-backed appearance and attentuated rear end.

Brian S
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 20th September 2020, 17:57
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Brian J Small
Nothing really samamisicus like here - see...

Nothing really samamisicus like here - see another phoenicurus from Portland with pale fringes to secondaries - http://www.portlandbirdobs.com/2015/10/26th-october.html

1w male sam in this checklist...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th September 2020, 19:37
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By Brian J Small
My experience of imm American Oystercatchers is...

My experience of imm American Oystercatchers is that they have a redder bill and more black on upper mandible than Eurasian (and this bird).

I am sure those with more experience will confirm or...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 3rd September 2020, 09:57
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Brian J Small
#2 is a young Cyprus Warbler B

#2 is a young Cyprus Warbler

B
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 17:55
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Brian J Small
In haste, Roland asked me to look at this, but...

In haste, Roland asked me to look at this, but given the relatively poor pictures I suspect it is just a Northern. However...

My first impression was the bill looks quite slim and the legs spindly....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 1st September 2020, 20:49
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Brian J Small
This photo has a terrible colour cast. Revamped...

This photo has a terrible colour cast.

Revamped image attached.

Brian S
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 22nd August 2020, 17:02
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Brian J Small
I'd be tempted to call this a young Spectacled...

I'd be tempted to call this a young Spectacled Warbler.

It seems a small, thin-legged and fine-billed Sylvia. I like the warmth to the forehead and prominent black...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 10th August 2020, 11:14
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By Brian J Small
Were there two Angel Rafael Zottas? From page...

Were there two Angel Rafael Zottas?

From page 34

In the same way, it is worth distinguishing the industrious and well-disposed presence
of Mr. Ángel Zotta, as a taxidermist, traveler and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th August 2020, 11:04
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Brian J Small
Western Subalpine Warbler? B

Western Subalpine Warbler?

B
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 31st July 2020, 10:13
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By Brian J Small
Hi mac Sorry about that! ;) An interesting...

Hi mac

Sorry about that! ;) An interesting discussion nevertheless.

The best reference for the larks is the Chamberlain's LBJs by Faansie Peacock. Here are some images of R-n L by him on his...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 31st July 2020, 09:22
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By Brian J Small
Larry was right, Rufous-naped Lark. Brian S

Larry was right, Rufous-naped Lark.

Brian S
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 08:28
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By Brian J Small
A helpful video on some Empid flycatchers has...

A helpful video on some Empid flycatchers has been posted by Bret Whitney.

You need to cut to 2 minutes in to avoid a load of intro and get down to the nitty gritty, but has some nice insights from...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd July 2020, 10:55
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By Brian J Small
For more reading on Erne and place names (and...

For more reading on Erne and place names (and history of WTE in Britain) see

https://www.britishbirds.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/article_files/V100/V100_N08/V100_N8_18_27.pdf

Brian S
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th July 2020, 13:09
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Brian J Small
A nice summary...

A nice summary here

http://www.martinbrandsma.nl/grey-shrike-complex/

B
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th July 2020, 17:44
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Brian J Small
With a hint of dark marking on the mantle, darker...

With a hint of dark marking on the mantle, darker centres to the tertials and greater coverts, a slightly rufous panel in the wing, plus quite long and darker tail, could it be a young and poorly...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th July 2020, 17:24
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Brian J Small
...'if I were to go back to East Africa I would...

...'if I were to go back to East Africa I would need a new field guide'

You're in luck! Coming soon (mid November), a new edition of Birds of East Africa, with many new plates and updated...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 11:42
Replies: 22
Views: 1,704
Posted By Brian J Small
https://twitter.com/lee_coll1ns/status/12797757187...

https://twitter.com/lee_coll1ns/status/1279775718726123520

An interesting post from Dawlish with photos of '2cy' Arctic Terns, but also note the reply from Tiree - 'We have seen dozens to hundreds...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 2nd July 2020, 16:22
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By Brian J Small
Image 2 is very interesting. I don't think you...

Image 2 is very interesting. I don't think you can really tell what the tail length compared with primary tips when the tail is hidden. I do not believe it to be Northern.

I would age this as a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 1st July 2020, 15:21
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By Brian J Small
Does a lightening of the underwing help? B

Does a lightening of the underwing help?

B
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