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    Ringed Black-tailed Gull, China

    This black-tailed gull ringed at Hwangseo Island in Ongjin-gun, Incheon, South Korea on June 24, 2021
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    Duck ID Help, China

    Thank you! So, when the white area around the bill is large enough, even if there are no clear greyish vermiculations on the whole body, it is more likely to be a Greater Scaup?
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    Duck ID Help, China

    We recorded this duck yesterday at Shandong province with dozens of Tufted Ducks around. The white area around the bill is large and looks like a Greater Scaup, but the pattern of the bill and the shape of the head is much like a Tufted Duck, and the upperparts also doesn't seem to have greyish...
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    Ringed Black-tailed Gull, China

    Today, I recorded this ringed Black-tailed Gull at Qingdao, Shandong province, the number is X326. Do you know any infomation about this gull? Thank you!
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    Wren-Babbler ID help? China

    Thank you very much for your help. Unfortunately, I asked my friend and he heard no sound. I am surprised that its plumage is too different from the other subspecies of Bar-winged Wren-babbler. According to the current trend, it should be able to be splited someday in the future, right?
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    Wren-Babbler ID help? China

    Thank you, it was taken in Foping in the south of Shaanxi Province. I have seen the long-tailed wren-babbler photo on OBI, and it doesn’t seem to be very consistent too.
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    Wren-Babbler ID help? China

    My friend reconded this Wren-Babbler last week at Shaanxi province, I did not find any bird similar to it. It looks a bit like some kind of Wren-Babbler, but the pattern of the local Bar-winged Wren-Babbler is also very different from its pattern? Maybe it's subspecies or individual differences...
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    Qingdao, China - Bunting

    Pallas's Bunting, It is a common winter vistor at Qingdao
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    Qingdao, Shandong, China

    looks like a juv Light-vented Bulbul
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    Accipiter ID-Guangxi, China

    a Besra, the bill looks too small for Crested Goshawk
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    Swiftlet ID Help, China.

    What's interesting is that a friend of mine photographed this swiftlet in a park in Qingdao on June 7. About 36 kilometers from the island. He was not sure how many swiftlets, but only one appeared at the same time, show up throughout the day.
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    Swiftlet ID Help, China.

    I took two swiftlets on an island in Qingdao City, Shandong Province last week. They were flying very fast and I couldn't take clear pictures. After they disappeared in different directions, I saw two more two hundred meters apart. I'm not sure if they are the same individual, but unfortunately...
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    A Spoon-billed Sanderling, China.

    Thank you for your replies. It seems that more and more people suspect that this is a fake photo. I need some explanation. I really can't guarantee 100% that the photos are real, after all, I didn't shoot them myself. I personally believe that this picture is true. From common sense, people...
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    A Spoon-billed Sanderling, China.

    I also suspected that the photos were faked by PS, but the friend who gave me the photos said that she was definitely not processed.
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    A Spoon-billed Sanderling, China.

    The photographer didn't notice the bill shape. He thought they are Sanderlings. Only recently he noticed a different bill shape. He thought it was a spoon-billed sandpiper. I reconfirmed today, this photo was taken in the fall of 2018
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    A Spoon-billed Sanderling, China.

    My friend recorded some Sanderlings last autumn at Shandong province, The bill of one of them resembled a spoon-billed sandpiper, and the other parts are similar to Sanderling . Is this a bill deformity? Or is it possible a hybrids? only one image. Thank you!
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    Pipit ID Help, China

    Thank you very much! Unfortunately, he did not measure the length of the hind claw. It seems that its length is at the very short end.
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    Pipit ID Help, China

    My friend saved this Pipit from the protective net today at Shandong province, the hind-claw look very short, but the pattern of median-coverts and T5T6 look more in line with Richard's Pipit. So, Is it a Richard's Pipit(11.2-23.9 mm) with shorter hind-claw? This length seems to be more common...
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    more Stints,China

    Thank you vey much! This surprised me very much. The number of Little Stint exceeded my imagination. This is the first time that my city has an exact record. There seems to be a lot of them, at least a dozen or even dozens.
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    Litte Stint or Sanderling? China.

    Thank you! Yes red-necked is very common and the Little stint is very rare in my location. this one has white throat and more rufous upperparts so more in line with little stint, and Red-necked Stints at this time all have obvious red throats and much grey wing-corverts,. but this one the...
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    more Stints,China

    1 a large Red-necked Stint or a Sanderling? 2 two Little stint or rufous Sanderling? the front one is a Red-necked Stint 3 a very rufous Sanderling? 4 so hard! Sorry for poor images, thank you!
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    Another one, little Stint or Sanderling?China

    We recorded some shorebirds today at Shandong province (coast of the Yellow Sea), same one, is it a little Stint? it should be rare in my location. Thank you
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    Litte Stint or Sanderling? China.

    We recorded some shorebirds today at Shandong province (coast of the Yellow Sea), the upperparts of this one looks rufous and the neck looks white, so is it a rare Little Stint or just a very rufous Sanderling? I can not find the hind-toe of it. The breeding plumage of many Sanderling here seem...
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    vague bird description Shaanxi China September 2019

    looks like a male Red-billed Starling, but the size is much little than wood pigeon
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