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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 22:46
Replies: 4,215
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Posted By Nutcracker
Glad I asked about it now!! o:D

Glad I asked about it now!! o:D
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 22:40
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Nutcracker
I'll hazard a guess on phoenicuroides for #2, and...

I'll hazard a guess on phoenicuroides for #2, and isabellinus for ##1, 3, 4 and perhaps 5. Probably wrong on some or all of them . . .
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Yesterday, 11:23
Replies: 9
Views: 119
Posted By Nutcracker
If adding this photo to the Opus page, use the...

If adding this photo to the Opus page, use the version from the ID forum as it is better resolution than the downsized one in the gallery :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 11:13
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Nutcracker
Buzzard for me too.

Buzzard for me too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 11:10
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Nutcracker
An oily half-spingus . . . is this for real?...

An oily half-spingus . . . is this for real? Whoever came up with a name like that! :eek!:
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Monday 6th July 2020, 21:31
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks! Surprised you can get it from ebird as I...

Thanks! Surprised you can get it from ebird as I thought clements didn't accept stejnegeri as distinct from maurus?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 21:22
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By Nutcracker
Ooops! Yes, aethereus!

Ooops! Yes, aethereus!
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Monday 6th July 2020, 15:40
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Nutcracker
Don't suppose you know offhand if the same...

Don't suppose you know offhand if the same applies to the Hanoi area in Vietnam, please?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 6th July 2020, 15:34
Replies: 206
Views: 16,479
Posted By Nutcracker
Balle-pelucheuse longue queue? 3:-)

Balle-pelucheuse longue queue? 3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 15:21
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By Nutcracker
A small box-filling error on the gallery page...

A small box-filling error on the gallery page needs correcting; currently says:
Scientific Name: White-tailed tropicbird
Equipment: phaethon lepturus


Should of course read:
Scientific Name:...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 6th July 2020, 10:53
Replies: 9
Views: 105
Posted By Nutcracker
Try to perch it as high as you can (windowsill,...

Try to perch it as high as you can (windowsill, or a tree branch), as close as possible to the nest. Its parents will find it when it calls for food. House Martins are usually pretty good at finding...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 6th July 2020, 10:48
Replies: 206
Views: 16,479
Posted By Nutcracker
Except it isn't olive-coloured; that, as well as...

Except it isn't olive-coloured; that, as well as its not being a warbler, was one of the problems with the name! Grey with white wingbars, and an orange (male) or yellow (female) head.

Personally, I...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 6th July 2020, 09:29
Replies: 206
Views: 16,479
Posted By Nutcracker
Literally, 'Piner', "the one of the pine trees"....

Literally, 'Piner', "the one of the pine trees". From the Nahuatl word Ocote (pine Pinus spp.) + the Spanish word ending -ero.



As an aside, curious to ask, does that tagline mean you are in favour...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 6th July 2020, 08:38
Replies: 28
Views: 778
Posted By Nutcracker
Good call, hadn't thought of it, but sounds right...

Good call, hadn't thought of it, but sounds right :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 08:33
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Nutcracker
#1 is a juvenile Blacksmith Lapwing #2 a juvenile...

#1 is a juvenile Blacksmith Lapwing
#2 a juvenile thrush, not sure which species
#3 pass!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 4th July 2020, 23:43
Replies: 206
Views: 16,479
Posted By Nutcracker
Was the post in English? If yes, he's hoisted...

Was the post in English? If yes, he's hoisted himself on his own petard [alert! French word!!!] :-O


Of course in England, English is indigenous . . . . or is it??? (must dig out my palaeolithic...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th July 2020, 23:38
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Nutcracker
GBB - thick bill, white tips on both primaries 1...

GBB - thick bill, white tips on both primaries 1 & 2 (just a small white spot on P1 in LBB), pink feet (bright yellow in LBB) :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th July 2020, 23:35
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Nutcracker
+ 1 more for Raven

+ 1 more for Raven
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th July 2020, 21:45
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Red-shouldered Hawk :t:

Ditto to Red-shouldered Hawk :t:
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 4th July 2020, 11:31
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Nutcracker
Excellent, thanks!

Excellent, thanks!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 4th July 2020, 11:30
Replies: 206
Views: 16,479
Posted By Nutcracker
But does anyone call it 'Longspur,'? How do they...

But does anyone call it 'Longspur,'? How do they pronounce the comma? :eek!: :brains:
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Saturday 4th July 2020, 11:20
Replies: 5,771
Views: 583,198
Posted By Nutcracker
Failing Chiffchaff, then Willow Warbler - tho' I...

Failing Chiffchaff, then Willow Warbler - tho' I suspect Rosbifs is correct . . .
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 4th July 2020, 00:59
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Nutcracker
Which Stonechat(s) occur in Hong Kong?

Which Stonechat(s) occur in Hong Kong, please? Saxicola maurus, S. stejnegeri, or both?

I'm trying to sort a bunch of photos at Wiki Commons.

Thanks!
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd July 2020, 19:40
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Nutcracker
A clear case of Albatross peck damage. Or...

A clear case of Albatross peck damage.

Or alternatively, just moult, exposing down feathers beneath? Seems to be missing one or two tertials too.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 3rd July 2020, 00:40
Replies: 205
Views: 70,339
Posted By Nutcracker
Excellent, thanks! Tried downloading the book,...

Excellent, thanks!


Tried downloading the book, but my computer won't open .djvu files :-C
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