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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 31st March 2017, 02:52
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Reuven_M
#4 is a Black-bellied Plover, otherwise you're...

#4 is a Black-bellied Plover, otherwise you're correct.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd January 2017, 15:11
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Reuven_M
A bit more complicated than that, and depending...

A bit more complicated than that, and depending on what checklist you're using. This species has been called Purple Swamphen for as long as they've been present in Florida (and Porphyrula martinica...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th January 2017, 02:19
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Reuven_M
Second bird is a Red-necked Grebe with that long...

Second bird is a Red-necked Grebe with that long bill and neck
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th January 2017, 17:27
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By Reuven_M
Prairie and Orange-crowned for me

Prairie and Orange-crowned for me
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th January 2017, 02:39
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Reuven_M
Black-bellied - the black armpits are diagnostic

Black-bellied - the black armpits are diagnostic
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th January 2017, 02:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By Reuven_M
Willow/Alder. These two species aren't reliably...

Willow/Alder. These two species aren't reliably separated except by voice.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th January 2017, 02:48
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By Reuven_M
Great Crested Flycatcher and Pine Warbler

Great Crested Flycatcher and Pine Warbler
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 2nd January 2017, 14:44
Replies: 12
Views: 3,294
Posted By Reuven_M
And see this previous thread, which comes up with...

And see this previous thread, which comes up with a total of about 1200 species in Central America not including Mexico. http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=214243
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 2nd January 2017, 14:42
Replies: 12
Views: 3,294
Posted By Reuven_M
Central America, including Mexico, has about 1500...

Central America, including Mexico, has about 1500 species: http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/checklist.jsp?region=CAM&list=howardmoore
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th December 2016, 04:08
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Reuven_M
I don't think you can necessarily eliminate...

I don't think you can necessarily eliminate Thayer's here, but there no reason to think it isn't a Herring Gull which is far more likely. I've seen ones with hoods like this although it's by no means...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 25th December 2016, 14:52
Replies: 15
Views: 3,037
Posted By Reuven_M
Reviewers for eBird (I'm one) are basically just...

Reviewers for eBird (I'm one) are basically just using their personal knowledge combined with eBird data to set filters. If neither of those things exist, then yes the filters may be pretty much...
Forum: Canada Wednesday 21st December 2016, 02:01
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By Reuven_M
Getting to Hudson Bay is NOT straightforward...

Getting to Hudson Bay is NOT straightforward (Churchill and Moosonee would be the only remote possibilities), basically nobody goes in the winter, facilities for food/lodging are rare and even if you...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 15th December 2016, 17:05
Replies: 97
Views: 91,985
Posted By Reuven_M
Very interesting, and sensible. I see nothing...

Very interesting, and sensible. I see nothing wrong with using BSC where possible, and using other methods when it is difficult to apply.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 14th December 2016, 14:57
Replies: 97
Views: 91,985
Posted By Reuven_M
There is an interesting idea here in how birders...

There is an interesting idea here in how birders will treat species that are truly impossible to identify in the field. I don't know of any cases like this off the top of my head (Swinhoe's and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 14th December 2016, 14:47
Replies: 97
Views: 91,985
Posted By Reuven_M
The key sentence is that article is...

The key sentence is that article is this:



Which is a sentiment that I think many would disagree with. I don't have much current knowledge of the current thinking in taxonomy of birds or otherwise,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th December 2016, 20:59
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Reuven_M
I think it is impossible to tell if this is Snow...

I think it is impossible to tell if this is Snow or Ross's with any confidence from this picture.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 3rd December 2016, 00:23
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Reuven_M
Definitely Lessers

Definitely Lessers
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th November 2016, 16:12
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Reuven_M
Yes, and this is a very late record. Consider...

Yes, and this is a very late record. Consider posting this to eBird (www.ebird.ca). There are no records in eBird this far north in November for either Michigan or Ontario.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th September 2016, 02:55
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Reuven_M
I'm quite sure that is a scruffy Nashville...

I'm quite sure that is a scruffy Nashville Warbler.

Clearly not a Palm, and the bill shape should eliminate Yellow (and I don't think such a yellow Yellow would ever show completely grey feathers on...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th June 2016, 00:41
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By Reuven_M
There is no authority for common names of plants...

There is no authority for common names of plants on a worldwide or even a North American basis (I don't know the situation in the UK). It is pretty arrogant to say that the names you learned are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th June 2016, 22:03
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By Reuven_M
The tree is an Eastern White Cedar, which is the...

The tree is an Eastern White Cedar, which is the usual name for Thuja occidentalis here, where it is native and abundant. Most Ontarians would have no idea what Arborvitae is.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 19th April 2016, 23:34
Replies: 1,823
Views: 346,396
Posted By Reuven_M
Also Marsh Sandpiper in California and European...

Also Marsh Sandpiper in California and European Golden-plover in Newfoundland! Some decisions to be made.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th April 2016, 19:54
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By Reuven_M
You are correct on both counts

You are correct on both counts
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 8th March 2016, 00:40
Replies: 1,823
Views: 346,396
Posted By Reuven_M
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S28032...

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S28032979

He saw the Fieldfare. No YLGU it seems though.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Thursday 25th February 2016, 22:29
Replies: 1,384
Views: 138,173
Posted By Reuven_M
Laughing Gull, American Golden-plover, Pectoral...

Laughing Gull, American Golden-plover, Pectoral Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper
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