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Forum: Rare Bird Information Yesterday, 08:15
Replies: 658
Views: 102,564
Posted By Brian J Small
Some cracking photos - as ever! Two IDs for...

Some cracking photos - as ever!

Two IDs for debate on this post - https://kuwaitbirding.blogspot.com/2018/11/frinally.html

Is the 'Northern Wheatear' not Isabelline?...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 12th November 2018, 20:11
Replies: 69
Views: 23,941
Posted By Brian J Small
'"Southern" would be the form that breeds at...

'"Southern" would be the form that breeds at Şamaxı, Azerbaijan, which is the type locality of variegatus Gmelin 1774. In support of this, Svensson et al cited Stegmann, in the work where he...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 12th November 2018, 08:44
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Brian J Small
Here's a pic. No doubt one was darker than the...

Here's a pic.

No doubt one was darker than the other, but they never looked like Common Swift in the field.

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Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 8th November 2018, 07:05
Replies: 78
Views: 5,728
Posted By Brian J Small
Hi Stephen Yes. Note pale edges to secondaries...

Hi Stephen

Yes. Note pale edges to secondaries extends to g cove (no black 'shadow') and the fringing on black 'throat and face' is extensive and notably obscures the black on the lores. There are...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Wednesday 7th November 2018, 07:06
Replies: 78
Views: 5,728
Posted By Brian J Small
A first-winter male - see my comments on this...

A first-winter male - see my comments on this thread

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=369347

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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 2nd November 2018, 22:16
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By Brian J Small
All Pied. 1-3 1st-w male; 4/5 1st-w female; 6/7...

All Pied.

1-3 1st-w male; 4/5 1st-w female; 6/7 adult male in moult having dropped central tail feathers.

Note on 1w male the dark of face obscured by pale fringing and also that the pale fringes...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 25th October 2018, 16:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,895
Posted By Brian J Small
This is a really good birder's guide -...

This is a really good birder's guide - http://www.sibleyguides.com/2007/07/identification-of-cackling-and-canada-goose/

Look at relative bill lengths and weight (mass) and compare them with...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 25th October 2018, 14:42
Replies: 29
Views: 2,821
Posted By Brian J Small
Surely not an adult, with those pale hooks up...

Surely not an adult, with those pale hooks up tertials and (though worn) also on g cove.

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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 11th October 2018, 22:26
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Brian J Small
Pied B

Pied

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Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 11th October 2018, 18:35
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Brian J Small
hispanica? Pics on North Ron...

hispanica? Pics on North Ron BO

https://twitter.com/nronbirdobs?lang=en

Very gingery in colour on these pix, plus short p projection...

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Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 4th October 2018, 16:56
Replies: 658
Views: 102,564
Posted By Brian J Small
The 3rd 'Humes Whitethroat' here is an Eastern...

The 3rd 'Humes Whitethroat' here is an Eastern Orphean?

https://www.birdsofkuwait.com/blog/2018/09/26/25-26-09-2018-at-al-abraq-jahra-pools-reserve-and-al-liyah-reserve/
Direct link -...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 15:47
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Brian J Small
Stonechat is Stejneger's Stonechat. And I would...

Stonechat is Stejneger's Stonechat.

And I would go for Chinese Leaf...

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Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 1st October 2018, 09:31
Replies: 117
Views: 6,710
Posted By Brian J Small
Hi Paul But with three emarginations (note that...

Hi Paul

But with three emarginations (note that on P3 is only halfway along secondaries/tertials), short P2 and shorter outer rectrices not Icterine

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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st October 2018, 08:49
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Brian J Small
All Isabelline B

All Isabelline

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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th September 2018, 14:22
Replies: 27
Views: 1,906
Posted By Brian J Small
See attached B

See attached

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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th September 2018, 21:22
Replies: 27
Views: 1,906
Posted By Brian J Small
It is indeed a very nice analysis by Tib78 and...

It is indeed a very nice analysis by Tib78 and (skbirder) you are a better birder than me to identify this by head pattern and structure. The structure of the tail tip/wing tip/tertial tip ratio is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd September 2018, 17:52
Replies: 27
Views: 1,906
Posted By Brian J Small
Ody Isabelline for me. Limited white on rump;...

Ody

Isabelline for me. Limited white on rump; tail pattern; primary extension and spacing; tertial edges; etc..

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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th December 2017, 08:49
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Brian J Small
I think I would be with Peter on this one and...

I think I would be with Peter on this one and fall on the Isabelline side. The centres to the coverts and tertials seem to be a touch too brown for Northern and the primary tips can fall closer to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th December 2017, 16:34
Replies: 30
Views: 1,906
Posted By Brian J Small
Hi Ken Here is an image to show how when a...

Hi Ken

Here is an image to show how when a picture is soft, out of focus and cold it can exaggerate all of the features that your photo shows. It has taken away the details and colour on the face...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th December 2017, 11:14
Replies: 30
Views: 1,906
Posted By Brian J Small
It's a surprise that on such high quality images...

It's a surprise that on such high quality images as these, Ken that you feel the need to resurrect the thread.

A Song Thrush (not Chinese Thrush) with all pale areas burnt out and made brighter by...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 7th December 2017, 07:55
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Brian J Small
Was the Dec report accepted by the county?...

Was the Dec report accepted by the county? Birdguides shows 'reports' not 'records'?

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Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 5th December 2017, 10:28
Replies: 171
Views: 14,389
Posted By Brian J Small
Hi Zoot I was of course taking a leaf out of...

Hi Zoot

I was of course taking a leaf out of Alan's book and being deliberately provocative...

Continuing on this theme, the species a bird mimics depends on where it learns. Can a captive bird...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 4th December 2017, 14:52
Replies: 171
Views: 14,389
Posted By Brian J Small
http://www.birdingetc.com/2016/02/going-dutch-part...

http://www.birdingetc.com/2016/02/going-dutch-part-1.html

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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd December 2017, 14:49
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Brian J Small
or subsong of a Blackcap? B

or subsong of a Blackcap?

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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th November 2017, 17:27
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By Brian J Small
https://britishbirds.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/arti...

https://britishbirds.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/article_files/V79/V79_N08/V79_N08_P365_391_A089.pdf

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