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    Willow warbler? Basra Province Iraq

    Id help please. I am thinking this is a willow warbler from its yellow-greenish tinge, eyebrow stripe, pink lower mandible. However, I am not sure if the dark legs and pinkish feet work. But I expect to be corrected:) Taken September 17 at about 3pm at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates...
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    Gull Id help please, Baghdad, July 22

    Here is another group of fuzzy photos. There were two gulls. I think one at least is an adult armenian gull but the lack of any white on the wing tips in the flight photo and the colour of the legs make me wonder (as does my inexperience in gulls more generally). Even though the flight photo is...
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    Marsh bird help please, Baghdad July 18, 2021

    Hi, I have attached photos of two different birds that I would appreciate ID help on. Unfortunately they are not very good photos. They were taken overlooking a sandbar on the Tigris near the US embassy in Baghdad. Over the last two months quite a number of reeds have grown on the sandbar...
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    Iraq egret species id help please

    These quite poor photos were taken March 30 in Baghdad, with the bird on a sandbar in the Tigris, so a bit inland. I thought it might be a white morph western reef egret based on the colour of the bill not being black (photo artifact?) and its size relative to the black headed gulls (size always...
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    Large Baghdad gull id help please, and tern too:)

    Hello, these photos were taken on Monday, March 29 at about noon. The birds are on and around a sandbar in the Tigris in the middle of Baghdad. I am on one side and the US Embassy on the other, which makes using a telephoto lens a bit challenging. I am guessing they are 2nd year Armenian gulls...
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    Large gull id help please, Baghdad, Iraq

    Hi, these photos were taken March 5 at about 12:05pm of gulls (and a few other birds) resting on a sandbar in the Tigris in the middle of Baghdad. Unfortunately because of the distance the photos are not great. So I have posted more on some perverse idea that quantity might make up for quality...
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    Iraq, Armenian Gull?

    Hi, I would appreciate confirmation or correction of my id of the larger bird in the attached photo. I think it is an Armenian Gull based on the ring on its bill but would appreciate confirmation or correction. The smaller gulls are black-headed gulls I believe. The photo was taken in Baghdad...
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    S Thailand small bird id help please

    Hi, I took these photos of this bird at about 7am February 13, 2021 in a rice paddy on the edge of Hat Yai. Hopefully quantity of photos can make up somewhat for their poor quality:) The best I can do is think it is a zitting cisticola but its behaviour (it posed nicely for about 10 minutes, and...
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    Baya Weaver? S. Thailand id help please

    Hi, attached are several photos of a bird I took at about 10:30 am in Hat Yai, S Thailand. I was in a bit of scrub pasture with a stream going through but no rice paddies within a kilometer or more. The best id I can come up with is a female or non-breeding male Baya Weaver but not 100%...
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    Oriental Honey Buzzard? S Thailand help pls

    Hi, I believe this photo, taken at about 10 am on Jan 30, 2020 in Southern Thailand, shows an Oriental Honey Buzzard. I am basing that on the tail pattern as well as the body and wing pattern, but primarily the tail pattern. I did note it has only 5 "fingers" but I am assuming that is because of...
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    S Thailand plover id help requested please

    Hi, I am almost sure that these are little ringed plovers but I am hesitating because of the lack (or almost complete lack) of an eye ring, no white forhead, and I am very bad at colours so I cannot tell if the leg colour is correct. When I looked at pics here and in e-bird I did not see any...
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    S. Thailand cuckoo? or? help needed please

    Hi, these rather poor photos were taken on Jan 9 at about 9:30 am. The bird in question was at the top of a 60 foot tree, located in a rural but built up area on the edge of Hat Yai, S Thailand. For what it is worth, there was a scarlet-backed flowerpecker a foot or two away. I was thinking...
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    Domestic? in S Thailand

    Hi, these photos were taken on Jan 8 at the Hat Yai Water Treatment Plant in S Thailand. I assume they are a domestic, or semi-domesticated species, from their behaviour and location, in between a row of townhouses for the staff of the WTP, and because I cannot find anything close to them in a...
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    S. Thailand waterfowl assistance please.

    Hi, your help with id'ing the bird in these photos would be much appreciated. It could be a moorehen but has no yellow on its bill and no white line on its side. It could be a watercock but face shield/bill seem wrong and it has a white rump, or maybe even an odd grey-headed swamphen (bill and...
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    S Thailand passerine help needed please

    Hi, I am puzzled by the bird in the photos, its eye and face look good to me for a white shouldered starling rather than a daurian starling (which in the photos I have looked at has quite a dark eye), except that it is missing a white shoulder patch. Could someone tell me which of the two it is...
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    Harrier in S Thailand

    Hi, I only have this one really bad photo that was taken at about 4 pm on Dec 31 in a very marshy area outside of Hat Yai, South Thailand. If I was in Canada I would have id'd it as a marsh harrier given the colour and predominant white patch on its rump. It was flying low over the marsh/reed...
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    S Thailand bittern help please

    Hi, from these bad photos is it possible to id which bittern this is? Yellow is the most common I have found in Songkhla province but this is the first bittern I have seen at this spot. It is standing on an old road bed with dense brushy marsh on each side. Photos taken on Dec 29 late morning...
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    S Thailand flycatcher id help please

    Hi, these photos were taken late morning on Dec 29 just outside of Hat Yai Thailand, quite close to the large inland lakes there. I was thinking either asian brown flycatcher (but it does have a very prominent eye ring) or brown streaked flycatcher (but the lower mandible is not pale). Perhaps...
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    S Thailand raptor id help pls

    Hi, is it possible to id this raptor from these admittedly poor photos. In flight it did seemed barred like a sparrowhawk, but seemed large for one of those. They were taken on December 29 at about 11 am outside of Hat Yai Thailand, near the edge of one of the large inland lakes in Songkhla...
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    Pacific golden plover and ? S. Thailand

    Hi, these photos were taken on Dec 17 on the dikes around the Hat Yai water treatment plant in Southern Thailand. All 3 birds were close together. Photo 1 shows a Pacific golden plover I believe, given the sheen to its feathers. In the other 3 photos there are two birds. I believe the one in...
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    White shouldered starlings? S Thailand

    Hi, I am thinking that these photos show white shouldered starlings, but the white rump and faint eye ring make me wonder if I am correct. Comments and confirmation or correction appreciated. The photos were taken on Dec 18 outside Hat Yai in Southern Thailand, in a wetland near the shore of the...
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    Little ringed plover in S Thailand?

    Hi, these photos (all of the same bird) were taken on December 15 around noon at the Hat Yai Water Treatment Plant area in Hat Yai, Southern Thailand. I believe it is a little ringed plover but in some photos the leg colour seems odd to me. I did notice in photos that birds in non-breeding...
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    Suggestions please on a S Thailand raptor

    Hi, I am hoping to receive any suggestions as to the raptor I saw on Dec 6. Unfortunately there are no photos. But, it had a very distinctive white "bar" running from the body to just before the wing tips. The raptor was quite high and my view was quite brief but what I noted was the white...
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    S Thailand pipits

    Hi, I suspect these photos, of two different birds, all show a paddyfield pipit. But on the off chance one was a Richard's I thought I would check here. Richard's has been spotted at this site. The photos were taken on Nov 29 at around noon at the Hat Yai Water Treatment Plant, on the dikes...
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    S Thailand waders help please

    These photos were taken on Nov 29 between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. They were taken at an area of quite large flooded fields that are about 2 to 4 feet deep with several streams running through and bordered by dikes. They were taken just outside Hat Yai in Southern Thailand. In addition to the...
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