I've been struggling with these for weeks and have now given up trying to ID them myself using the internet. These first three are all from the DaLat area and the last from Mang Den (further north near Kon Tum). Can anyone give me a clue?
I guess this is just a Dusky Warbler, is it? It was behaving oddly - flitting at 2-3m in a casuarina plantation and calling with a higher "teck" rather than usual low "tuck". The last 2 frames are just to show the amount of cinnamon on the undertail.
This was on Mount Lang Bian (1800m) this morning. The common spp here are YBW, Kloss's and Blyth's, but this one has a very white, broad supercilium, especially at the front of the eye (too white for Kloss's which was singing nearby). I thought of Ashy-throated since the wing-bar is quite broad...
These are from Nam Cat Tien a few days ago. The first 2 are probably the same bird; I thought Tickell's but now I'm wondering about Hainan.
Is the third one just another very dull-looking Verditer; or something completely different? I seem to be hopeless with flycatchers!
Is it possible to say (without using "known" distribution) what these two photos A and B are?
Possibilities are both Japanese, both Oriental, one of each (A or B), or impossible to say from photos.
They were taken in 2 different places in Vietnam. The 3 parts of each photo may be different...
Is this Longtailed, as I thought initially, or could it be Grey-chinned?
If Longtailed, can the subspecies be identified (ethologus/annamensis)?
Any other comment on the head pattern (which doesn't match Bird Guide pictures very well). [e.g. Does Longtailed sometimes lack yellow supercilium...
Not sure about this one.
Basal lower mandible is pale (but not yellow like a Chinese that I photographed further south); feet are greenish in flight (but not yellow for typical Little).
Legs look too strong for Little(?); head and bill shape look wrong for Great White (?).
Habitat was pools in...
Is it possible to ID this Ficedula flycatcher on migration along the Black Sea coast last week? It looks closest to Semi-collared to me, but I'm not sure the photo is good enough for certain ID. I'm assuming there's too much white on the upper wing for Pied.
I am starting this record of my “local patch” which lies within the Clwydians Hill AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; national designation) and includes part of the Alyn and Chwiler Living Landscape (North Wales Wildlife Trust Designation). See attached Map below.
I will start with my...
The first bird was quite large - taken from a distance. It has paler patches on the wings - I thought at first there was a big red bill on the first frame but I'm sure it's just a leaf.
The other two were small birds in small trees/bushes: some kind of Babbler?
I'm really expecting miracles...
The first looks like a Plaintive Cuckoo with a male head and a juvenile body - also it seems to have a short tail.
The 2nd is a Phylloscopus - Two-barred? Or another Yellow-browed!
The 3rd and 4th seem to be two examples of the same species - I am puzzled by the odd shape of head (oddly...