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    Kentish or White-faced Plovers? Singapore Dec 2021

    Need help with the ID of these Plovers. Are these Kentish or White-faced Plovers? I'm thinking photos 1, 4 and 5 are White-faced Plovers due to the extensive white lores and brow. The bird in photo 5 seemed paler than the other birds and there seemed to be more mottling on the feathers. Hope I...
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    Ashy Drongo subspecies Hainan, China

    After reading this thread and becoming curious, I reviewed some of my Ashy Drongo photos. I hope it is ok to tag on to this thread and ask a question on the ssp of this Ashy Drongo seen in Lumphini Park Bangkok, Thailand in November 2018. The bird I photographed has more extensive white around...
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    Common/Eurasian Kestrel? Incheon, South Korea 2015

    Thanks for the confirmation, Nutcracker and sicklebill!
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    Common/Eurasian Kestrel? Incheon, South Korea 2015

    Apologies for the poor photos. Hope my post processing of photo 1 has teased out enough details from a seriously backlit picture for an ID. Managed a shot of the bird while it was flying away (photo 2). Could this be a Common/Eurasian Kestrel? Help much appreciated!
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    Amur or Japanese Paradise Flycatcher? Oct 2020, Singapore

    Thanks for your input, Andy! Unfortunately, this is the only frontal shot of the first bird. I may have a blocked shot of the back view but its color looks brighter than the bird in photo 3.
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    Amur or Japanese Paradise Flycatcher? Oct 2020, Singapore

    Need help with the ID of the Paradise Flycatcher in photos 2 & 3. I'm quite sure the bird in photo 1 is an Amur (black throat contrasting with grey chest) and I'm attaching it here for comparison purposes. I'm assuming photos 2 & 3 are the same bird but I cannot be 100% certain as these two...
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    Two Birds of Fraser's Hill, Pahang Malaysia, Jan 2020

    Thanks for your help, Andy! Did not see any male Little Pied Flycatcher around. Only Large Niltava (both male and female) and Rufous-browed Flycatchers were around at that time.
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    Two Birds of Fraser's Hill, Pahang Malaysia, Jan 2020

    These two birds were photographed in the vicinity of the Hemmant and Bishop trails. Photo 1 - Buff-breasted Babbler? Photos 2 & 3 - Both photos are of the same bird. I thought I had photographed a female Large Niltava at the time I took the shots but after processing the photos, they do not...
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    Grey-chinned Minivets & Mugimaki Flycatcher? Fraser's Hill, Pahang Malaysia, Jan 2020

    Thanks for the confirmation Andy! All the Minivets were seen at the Telecom Loop. What I meant to say was the birds in photos 3 & 4 were seen at a different section of the Telecom Loop. Sorry for my poor choice of words.
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    Grey-chinned Minivets & Mugimaki Flycatcher? Fraser's Hill, Pahang Malaysia, Jan 2020

    Grey-chinned Minivets & Mugimaki Flycatcher? Fraser's Hill, Pahang Malaysia, Jan 2020 Are photos 1-4 all Grey-chinned Minivets? Photos 1 & 2 should be the same individual though I'm not 100% sure. Photos 3 & 4 show a pair that were seen at another location. Photo 5 is a female Mugimaki Flycatcher?
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    Which Flowerpecker & Warblers? Fraser's Hill, Pahang Malaysia

    Grahame, thanks for pointing out the bill feature in the Yellow-bellied as I've not seen one before.
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    Which Flowerpecker & Warblers? Fraser's Hill, Pahang Malaysia

    Thanks very much for the help, Arcadillor and Andy! Guess I'll have to leave no.2 as not identifiable.
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    Which Flowerpecker & Warblers? Fraser's Hill, Pahang Malaysia

    Which Flowerpecker & Warblers? Fraser's Hill, Pahang Malaysia, Jan 2020 All these birds were seen in the vicinity of Jeriau Waterfall. 1. Was hoping to see the Fire-breasted Flowerpecker but this looks more like the Orange-bellied Flowerpecker although I've not seen one with such a white...
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    Which Starling? Mizumoto Park Tokyo, Nov 2019

    Thanks, Grahame! Saw seven birds flying to my left and manage to squeeze off a couple of shots on one of the trailing birds.
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    Which Starling? Mizumoto Park Tokyo, Nov 2019

    I'm thinking this is some sort of starling but I could be completely off. Is this a Chestnut-cheeked Starling or maybe a Daurian Starling? It definitely does not look like the 'default' White-cheeked Starling. Sorry for the poor photo quality. This is the only half decent shot I have. Help...
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    All Slaty-backed Gulls? Kasai Rinkai Park Tokyo, Nov 2019

    Thanks, kb57. The harsh sunlight and the legs being in shadow is indeed a problem. I know I may not get positive ID for these birds. Photos 1 & 2 seems to show the pink legs quite clearly. Photos 3 & 4 are possibly pink but photo 5 seems to show yellowish legs to my eyes.
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    All Slaty-backed Gulls? Kasai Rinkai Park Tokyo, Nov 2019

    Thanks again, Gerben. I only have one other shot of this 1cy bird. This may give a better view of the bill shape and help with the ID. The sun was quite bright that day so certain parts may look paler/brighter than it really is.
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    All Slaty-backed Gulls? Kasai Rinkai Park Tokyo, Nov 2019

    Thanks for your help, Gerben! Let me know if your opinion changes after viewing on the pc. Cheers!
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    All Slaty-backed Gulls? Kasai Rinkai Park Tokyo, Nov 2019

    Are all these just Slaty-backed Gulls? The juvenile (photo 2) has pink legs so that should point to a Slaty-backed Gull? However, it seems to show a pale panel on the inner primaries like the Vega Gull mentioned in the Gull Research Organisation website (3rd photo down from left hand panel) -...
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    Gulls & Teal, Lake Teganuma, Chiba Japan, Nov 2019

    Thanks, aeshna5 and Gerb en! I do use that website on gulls but often I find my photos are slightly different to theirs so there are always doubts in my mind. Let's see if someone else more familiar with gulls in Japan can provide their input.
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    Gulls & Teal, Lake Teganuma, Chiba Japan, Nov 2019

    Photo 1 - I believe this is an Eurasian Teal. However, it has a bluish/purplish speculum instead of the usual green. Is this due to age? Photos 2 to 4 - Are these Slaty-backed Gulls? Or could they be Vega Gulls? Photos 3 & 4 show the same individual. Help much appreciated!
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    Buntings & Finch, Lake Teganuma, Chiba Japan

    Thanks very much for the clarification, MacNara!
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    Buntings & Finch, Lake Teganuma, Chiba Japan

    Thanks, foresttwithcer! I see in the Birds of East Asia book (Mark Brazil) that the Masked Bunting (Emberiza personata) is listed under Black-faced Bunting. Are you saying the Masked Bunting is a distinct separate specie?
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    Buntings & Finch, Lake Teganuma, Chiba Japan

    Need help with ID of these birds. All are different individuals. Photos taken in November 2019. Photos 1, 4 & 5 - Are all these Black-faced Buntings? Photo 2 - Meadow Bunting? Photo 3 - Long-tailed Rosefinch? Help much appreciated!
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    Ducks, Shimizu Moat, Tokyo Japan, Nov 2019

    Thanks very much, Andrew!
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