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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 00:30
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By Nutcracker
Quite pleased with my Barn Swallow pic I put on...

Quite pleased with my Barn Swallow pic I put on Birdforum Opus:
https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Image:Barn_Swallows.jpg
Click pic to see full size :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 00:25
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Nutcracker
Ebird are wrong! It's just plain bad grammar, and...

Ebird are wrong! It's just plain bad grammar, and arrogant insensitivity to local / regional culture :t:
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Today, 00:12
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Nutcracker
You only need a very small shift in your baseline...

You only need a very small shift in your baseline for chosing species rank in the genus: if you take the red line, you get Ghorbani's four species; shift to the green line and you get six species,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:24
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Nutcracker
No hyphen in Marsh Harrier :t:

No hyphen in Marsh Harrier :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:21
Replies: 33
Views: 1,377
Posted By Nutcracker
Just as a theoretical exercise - apart from that...

Just as a theoretical exercise - apart from that it's in Spain and not Australia - how would one say this is not a White-faced Heron?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:15
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Nutcracker
Herring Gull

Herring Gull
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Yesterday, 12:16
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Nutcracker
I reckon Drovetski's 2014 setup is better - that...

I reckon Drovetski's 2014 setup is better - that has 6 Eremophila in total, same as HBW except for including brandti in flava as subspp of one species (makes sense as they're close in DNA), and of...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 11:38
Replies: 90
Views: 15,769
Posted By Nutcracker
Not really sure there are any for the likes of us...

Not really sure there are any for the likes of us - they're just making sequences available from a previously unsampled outlying population available for others (like Drovetski or Ghorbani) to work...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 11:30
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 11:27
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Nutcracker
Left bird in pic #2 is a Caspian Tern.

Left bird in pic #2 is a Caspian Tern.
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 00:45
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Nutcracker
Oriental Bird Images photo database

http://orientalbirdimages.org/

Seems to be dead? Anyone know what's happened to it, is it just temporary, or permanently gone?

I just get this when going to the site:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st February 2020, 23:23
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Nutcracker
Who knows? I've got a photo of two obviously male...

Who knows?
I've got a photo of two obviously male Mallards copulating . . . :-O
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 21st February 2020, 18:40
Replies: 90
Views: 15,769
Posted By Nutcracker
Also this blog post reviewing the recent papers...

Also this blog post reviewing the recent papers by Drovetski et al. (2014) and Ghorbani et al....
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 21st February 2020, 18:32
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Nutcracker
Very strange! Perhaps Mr. Vieillot delivered them...

Very strange! Perhaps Mr. Vieillot delivered them all personally, walking to each address in turn, with the copies in a pack on the back of a donkey 3:-)

Excellent digging work, thanks!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 21st February 2020, 18:26
Replies: 90
Views: 15,769
Posted By Nutcracker
Horned Larks all over twitter today! A new paper...

Horned Larks all over twitter today! A new paper out with sampling of the isolated Colombian subspecies E. a. peregrina: https://www.g3journal.org/content/10/2/475 (open access).
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2020, 18:19
Replies: 58
Views: 1,117
Posted By Nutcracker
It does depend on a good passage year to get high...

It does depend on a good passage year to get high numbers (I had over a thousand in a couple of hours a few years ago), but there's at least a few in all years. Strong NNW winds with a long pull from...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2020, 10:05
Replies: 58
Views: 1,117
Posted By Nutcracker
Little Auk is a lot easier than most of the ones...

Little Auk is a lot easier than most of the ones you've not listed in bold! I guess the advantage of being close to the northeast coast . . .
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 21st February 2020, 00:40
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Nutcracker
Wow!! Could it be that the wrapper is an...

Wow!!

Could it be that the wrapper is an advert, corrected from an earlier promised issue date to a later promised issue date, and they failed to keep the second promise too? If my (very poor!)...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2020, 00:29
Replies: 58
Views: 1,117
Posted By Nutcracker
What if, say you're visiting Titchwell to...

What if, say you're visiting Titchwell to yeartick Avocet, and when you'd just seen one and were getting ready to go, someone tells you 'Oh, there's a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper just been found at the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st February 2020, 00:13
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Nutcracker
My first thought was someone's yappy dog barking...

My first thought was someone's yappy dog barking :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st February 2020, 00:11
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Nutcracker
Not sure you can tell from this angle. Males...

Not sure you can tell from this angle. Males would be getting some more white on the wing coverts by now, and possibly on the breast and flanks too, but not too sure on exact timings.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th February 2020, 18:18
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree Anhinga now :t:

Agree Anhinga now :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th February 2020, 18:17
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Nutcracker
Purple for me - straight culmen, purple flanks....

Purple for me - straight culmen, purple flanks. But can see it looks a bit odd, I guess the hybrid suggestion needs to be considered seriously.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 20th February 2020, 18:14
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By Nutcracker
How far would you go to get a fish supper for the kids?

12,000 km?

That's what Desertas Petrels will do . . . :eek!: :eek!: :eek!: :eek!: :eek!:

https://www.birdguides.com/articles/study-reveals-staggering-distances-covered-by-desertas-petrels/
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th February 2020, 17:11
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By Nutcracker
I wondered about that but thought the bill looked...

I wondered about that but thought the bill looked too stout. I could easily be wrong though!
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