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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 09:02
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Xuky, you alluded to wing formula favouring...

Xuky, you alluded to wing formula favouring Manchurian in your OP and I concur. WF details can be difficult to assess from images but my take is WP=p4, p2=p8/9 (or p9), p3=p6/7 which, should exclude...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 06:58
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Hepatic female Grey-bellied Cuckoo due to largely...

Hepatic female Grey-bellied Cuckoo due to largely unmarked tail, limited black markings distally around...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th October 2020, 05:50
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Fem Black-faced Bunting. Grahame

Fem Black-faced Bunting.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th September 2020, 08:34
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Definitely not taivana IMO, especially with that...

Definitely not taivana IMO, especially with that dark/black extension down the nape, but something very similar here...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 15:43
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
It's one or other of the 'Arctic'...

It's one or other of the 'Arctic' complex.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 15:40
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Concur with John's observations and would add,...

Concur with John's observations and would add, Chinese has darker upperparts, more solidly rufous underparts + orange-yellow cere so, a clear-cut Shikra IMO.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th September 2020, 15:34
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
A Paddyfield for sure. Grahame

A Paddyfield for sure.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 1st September 2020, 16:11
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Hill Blue it is Brian. Grahame

Hill Blue it is Brian.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th August 2020, 07:47
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Both Ashy Drongos Steve, and as John alludes, the...

Both Ashy Drongos Steve, and as John alludes, the second bird is a juvenile as indicated by the greyish-white fringes to the under tail coverts + growing tail. Juvenile Black shows much more...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 19th August 2020, 12:44
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
The image of the second bird is truly awful and...

The image of the second bird is truly awful and the colours not reliable, but the overall structure is surely a Turdus, just look at the bill + it has a pale base. The only visible white in the wing...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th August 2020, 15:53
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Extent of white in the median and greater coverts...

Extent of white in the median and greater coverts indicative of eastern population of nominate, formally k/a dukhunensis, but no longer recognised. Hope that answers your question Michal.

Not...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th August 2020, 12:21
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Both Indochinese Aladdin on account of heavily...

Both Indochinese Aladdin on account of heavily marked breast and very short tail lacking white outers + you can just make out the whitish surround to the ear coverts in the 2nd image but angle isn't...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th August 2020, 05:15
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Would add Paddyfield and Booted are often...

Would add Paddyfield and Booted are often confused but this is clearly the latter. Also note short utc's and medium length, slightly notched (t1 shorter) tail; Paddyfield has a longer, slimmer + more...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th August 2020, 04:25
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Perhaps because it is a Western Bonelli's...

Perhaps because it is a Western Bonelli's Warbler.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 31st July 2020, 16:05
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Agree Asian Red-eyed Bulbul. Grahame

Agree Asian Red-eyed Bulbul.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 14:38
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
For sure. Grahame

For sure.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th July 2020, 16:18
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
It's a juvenile White-eye Zosterops sp.,...

It's a juvenile White-eye Zosterops sp., presumably Indian ssp. siamensis on range since Swinhoe's is restricted to the NE of Vietnam.

Grahame.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th July 2020, 15:23
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
1.is a juvenile Common Chiffchaff on account of...

1.is a juvenile Common Chiffchaff on account of emarginated p6.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th July 2020, 18:04
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Juvenile Mourning Wheatear. Grahame

Juvenile Mourning Wheatear.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th June 2020, 10:18
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
It's an Indian Cuckoo Owen. Grahame

It's an Indian Cuckoo Owen.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th June 2020, 05:38
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
12a/b is a Pallas's Leaf Warbler. Grahame

12a/b is a Pallas's Leaf Warbler.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 12th June 2020, 14:47
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Its's not introduced. The range of indicus...

Its's not introduced. The range of indicus extends to central SE Asia and is still spreading east. In Thailand it now extends to the SW peninsula.



Perfectly normal male House Sparrow.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 27th May 2020, 11:25
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Your bird is indeed a summer plumage Indian Pond...

Your bird is indeed a summer plumage Indian Pond Heron, the combination of uniform sandy coloured head/breast and maroon scapulars confirm.

Regarding IPH status in Thailand its an uncommon passage...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 15:58
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Hardly, both Blue-winged and Hooded Pittas are...

Hardly, both Blue-winged and Hooded Pittas are annual within the confines of the city on spring passage (Apr-May) albeit in small numbers + there are a few records of the much rarer Fairy Pitta...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 15:00
Replies: 27
Views: 1,743
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
A potential 1st Andy, see Section 2:2...

A potential 1st Andy, see Section 2:2 https://www.israbirding.com/irdc/bulletins/bulletin_11/

And I don't see these images making the grade with the IRBC in the absence of a sound file, despite it...
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