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Forum: California Thursday 17th October 2019, 08:55
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By jmorlan
Godwit trifecta

Three species of godwits (Hudsonian, Bar-tailed and Marbled) at Tunitas Beach, San Mateo County, 16 October 2019.

More details at my eBird list (https://ebird.org/checklist/S60682756).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th October 2019, 02:24
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By jmorlan
Carrion or Large-billed Crow, Japan

1 September 2019. Glover Garden, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. This is the only photo I was able to get.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th August 2019, 10:09
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By jmorlan
Angle is tricky but I'd call it a Least. Short...

Angle is tricky but I'd call it a Least. Short wings barely extending beyond base of tail. Big-headed, short tailed look. Complete white eyering. Short. broad looking bill with pale mandible. ...
Forum: Japan Thursday 22nd August 2019, 11:13
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By jmorlan
Southern Japan via cruise ship.

We are reasonably keen birders visiting Japan via cruise ship this fall and would be happy if anybody wants to go birding with us when we are in port. Otherwise any tips on birding these ports would...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Saturday 17th August 2019, 04:10
Replies: 505
Views: 225,712
Posted By jmorlan
Thank Niels. One...

Thank Niels. One more:

https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=270210

Should be Circus pygargus not Circus macrourus
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th August 2019, 08:00
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By jmorlan
Seems Double-crested is most likely. However,...

Seems Double-crested is most likely. However, this bird resembles a mystery cormorant photographed and discussed here...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Wednesday 14th August 2019, 04:12
Replies: 505
Views: 225,712
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks Delia. Here are a couple...

Thanks Delia. Here are a couple more:

https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=323619
https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=323793

They are not Fratercula cirrhata but...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 13th August 2019, 22:46
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By jmorlan
Cormorant in California

Photographed 5 August 2019 near the Farallon Islands, off San Francisco, California.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 13th August 2019, 00:49
Replies: 85
Views: 8,638
Posted By jmorlan
One cool feature of eBird is multilingualism. If...

One cool feature of eBird is multilingualism. If I hire a guide who does an eBird list using Spanish names and he shares that list with me, the names on my copy are automatically in US English.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th August 2019, 17:05
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks for the help. After consulting with...

Thanks for the help. After consulting with others I am reasonably satisfied that this is an immature male Black-tailed Trogon. Immature males have narrow black and white barring on the outer...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Wednesday 7th August 2019, 01:40
Replies: 505
Views: 225,712
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks. These three are still incorrectly listed...

Thanks. These three are still incorrectly listed as Trogon violaceus:...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Tuesday 6th August 2019, 16:05
Replies: 505
Views: 225,712
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks Delia. Here are some...

Thanks Delia. Here are some more:

https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=158768

Needs to be corrected to Trogon chionurus, not Trogon viridis because of the White-tailed Trogon...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 1st August 2019, 21:25
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By jmorlan
Plumbeous Pigeon or Ruddy Pigeon in Peru?

14 June 2019. Rio Marañon, Paba Chiero Creek, Nauta, Loreto, Peru

Part of a flock of three perched high in snags on a river edge. Our guide identified them as Ruddy Pigeon based on the dark red...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 1st August 2019, 01:30
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks. Do Collared Trogons ever have reddish...

Thanks. Do Collared Trogons ever have reddish eye-rings?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 31st July 2019, 23:16
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks Andy. Much appreciated. Edit: Payne...

Thanks Andy. Much appreciated.

Edit: Payne apparently now recognizes four subspecies in the current HBW Alive article (https://www.hbw.com/node/54905).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 31st July 2019, 15:46
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By jmorlan
I thought we had this one settled, but it's not....

I thought we had this one settled, but it's not. I think we've eliminated Blue-crowned, but how about Black-tailed?
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Wednesday 31st July 2019, 07:34
Replies: 505
Views: 225,712
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks so much. Just came across...

Thanks so much. Just came across this:

https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=502675

It is a Turkey Vulture, not a Lesser Yellow-headed.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 31st July 2019, 03:27
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By jmorlan
Little Cuckoo subspecies

IOC recognizes only two subspecies of Little Cuckoo while other sources recognize five or six. Does anybody know the source of the IOC revision or let me know where to find it?

Thanks.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th July 2019, 23:01
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By jmorlan
Possible Double-toothed Kite in Peru

14 June 2019. Rio Marañon--Paba Chiero Creek, Nauta, Loreto, Peru

We identified this as a juvenile Double-toothed Kite at the time, but on close examination I'm having difficulty seeing the dark...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th July 2019, 23:43
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks all! Much appreciated.

Thanks all! Much appreciated.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th July 2019, 15:54
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks. Unfortunately all the photos are from...

Thanks. Unfortunately all the photos are from the same angle. This one shows the bill slightly better than the others.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th July 2019, 14:22
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By jmorlan
Flycatcher from Peru

13 June 2019. Rio Ucayali, Supay Lake, Loreto, Peru.

We originally identified this as a Streaked Flycatcher which is common in the area but it has been suggested that it is actually a Variegated...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Thursday 25th July 2019, 09:01
Replies: 505
Views: 225,712
Posted By jmorlan
https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?ph...

https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=141877

Typo in scientific name. Should be C. cayennensis or (better yet) Patagioenas cayennensis
Forum: Photos of New Species for OPUS Sunday 21st July 2019, 21:54
Replies: 0
Views: 942
Posted By jmorlan
Red-and-white Spinetail.

Photo added to gallery and to Opus.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th July 2019, 16:47
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By jmorlan
Okay. Thanks all. Corrections made. Much...

Okay. Thanks all. Corrections made. Much appreciated!
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