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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 19:19
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By njlarsen
I am not sure this photo can be safely...

I am not sure this photo can be safely identified. The book says that some individuals cannot be safely identified even in the hand!

Niels
Forum: Canon Yesterday, 00:29
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By njlarsen
I kind of understand the choice of 7 meters for...

I kind of understand the choice of 7 meters for the lens alone, but why not add a little distance with each of the converters? I assume that would be why you need converters anyway, that the birds...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 00:17
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By njlarsen
As someone who has never been to that part of the...

As someone who has never been to that part of the world and do not have an Argentina field guide -- that was exactly my reaction.

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 31st March 2020, 18:05
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By njlarsen
Is there a photo of the upperside of the hummer?...

Is there a photo of the upperside of the hummer?
Compare https://ebird.org/species/dushum1 https://ebird.org/species/brbhum/

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 31st March 2020, 15:21
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By njlarsen
Dusky is common around Cholula:...

Dusky is common around Cholula: https://ebird.org/map/dushum1?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2020
But so is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 31st March 2020, 14:48
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By njlarsen
Regarding the Hummer I am not sure. To narrow it...

Regarding the Hummer I am not sure. To narrow it down, here is the bar chart of birds in Puebla: https://ebird.org/barchart?r=MX-PUE&yr=all&m=
Well, doesn't narrow it much, this is the list of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 31st March 2020, 14:40
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By njlarsen
My immediate impression was a towhee, and I can...

My immediate impression was a towhee, and I can make Canyon Towhee as shown in Howell and Webb fit.

Remember that in Mexico, Buff-thr Saltator has a broad black horseshoe surrounding the throat...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 31st March 2020, 12:30
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By njlarsen
Roadside hawk for the raptor I think Niels

Roadside hawk for the raptor I think

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 30th March 2020, 02:45
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By njlarsen
I think that clinches it Niels

I think that clinches it

Niels
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Monday 30th March 2020, 01:24
Replies: 170
Sticky: excellent pages
Views: 79,605
Posted By njlarsen
Chestnut-backed Tanager...

Chestnut-backed Tanager (https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Chestnut-backed_Tanager)

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 30th March 2020, 00:47
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By njlarsen
Already in post 2 I stated it could not be the...

Already in post 2 I stated it could not be the carib. However, I could not remember if there was a third option it could have been.

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 30th March 2020, 00:20
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By njlarsen
That seems to be a quote from the new Lynx guide...

That seems to be a quote from the new Lynx guide to the area which has the two species as split. It is saying so for migration period though, and it may be slightly early for that?

The orange tones...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 30th March 2020, 00:12
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By njlarsen
The sensor size of the p900 is 1/2.3" (6.17 x...

The sensor size of the p900 is 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) while the FZ1000 has a 1 inch sensor. That should account for something in iso sensitivity.

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th March 2020, 21:37
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By njlarsen
compare:...

compare: https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Green_Mango and https://ebird.org/species/greman1

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th March 2020, 21:06
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By njlarsen
I am not completely sure it is the mango but I...

I am not completely sure it is the mango but I cannot make it the Carib.

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th March 2020, 17:41
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By njlarsen
Never seen one, but the pale belly makes it a...

Never seen one, but the pale belly makes it a good candidate ...

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th March 2020, 15:32
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By njlarsen
I am not sure about the location of that park, is...

I am not sure about the location of that park, is Nicaraguan Grackle an option? Put the name of the park into the search in the top of this page, then on the next screen click "bar charts"...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 29th March 2020, 15:18
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By njlarsen
If you are frequently taking pictures in good...

If you are frequently taking pictures in good light then the added zoom would have the day. If you frequently get dark overcast days, then the larger sensor on the FZ would be my choice.

Niels
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Sunday 29th March 2020, 02:46
Replies: 170
Sticky: excellent pages
Views: 79,605
Posted By njlarsen
Band-tailed Hornero...

Band-tailed Hornero (https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Band-tailed_Hornero)

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th March 2020, 00:19
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By njlarsen
I tend to agree. The first bird has an extremely...

I tend to agree. The first bird has an extremely abraded tail and tail length therefore is not as helpful as usual. The second bird is seen in a bad angle but still looks like one.

Niels
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 28th March 2020, 13:18
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By njlarsen
Enjoy the pictures and dream about getting a real...

Enjoy the pictures and dream about getting a real printed book ...

Niels
Forum: Sony Thursday 26th March 2020, 00:30
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By njlarsen
I think one additional difference is use of the...

I think one additional difference is use of the AF in birding situations. Sometimes that means getting a very small focus area so the bird can be found among a lot of branches where a lot of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th March 2020, 01:08
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By njlarsen
Re-reading this: the above did not fit GE! Niels

Re-reading this: the above did not fit GE!

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th March 2020, 00:42
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By njlarsen
Legs difficult to see in this angle but bill is...

Legs difficult to see in this angle but bill is not right and the paleness of both underside and and the splotches on upperside does not fit.

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th March 2020, 13:39
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By njlarsen
Here is a list of the birds seen at one of the...

Here is a list of the birds seen at one of the hotspots called Papallacta - my guess is one of the metaltails
https://ebird.org/barchart?r=L1485670&yr=all&m=

Niels
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