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  1. Brian J Small

    Butterfly ID help - Mt Kinabalu, Borneo

    On 8 July 2018 I photographed the attached butterfly at the Timpohon Gate on Mt Kinabalu. I erroneously thought it might be a Bornean Satyr Ptychandra talboti; though this is clearly wrong, it does look like a Ptychandra species - lorquinii looks close, but that occurs only on the Philippines...
  2. Brian J Small

    Discovery of new & distinct population of Black-tailed Godwit in E Asia

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/ibi.12890 Discovery of a morphologically and genetically distinct population of Black‐tailed Godwits in the East Asian‐Australasian Flyway Brian S
  3. Brian J Small

    Caspian and Armenian Stonechats

    An interesting article on stonechats in the Caucasus questions the recent changes in taxonomy of Caspian and Armenian Stonechats. V.M. Loskot & G.B. Bakhtadze. 2020. Distribution, systematics and nomenclature of the three taxa of Common Stonechats (Aves, Passeriformes, Muscicapidae, Saxicola)...
  4. Brian J Small

    Isabelline and Red-tailed Shrike errors

    In gallery many of the pictures of Isabelline and Turkestan/Red-tailed Shrikes are wrong or open to question - below are just a few obvious ones Under Isabelline http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=505230 - Lesser Grey = Lanius minor actually Turkestan/red-tailed = Lanius...
  5. Brian J Small

    hello from Brian Small

    My first posting, so hi to all - some I know, some I don't. Some may know me as one of the bastards on BBRC; others as an artist (e.g. Handbook of the Birds of the World); others as a member of the surfbirds.com team; or maybe as a leader for a bird tour company. Two things: firstly...