• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.

Search results

  1. L

    Brown shrike or Bull-headed shrike? (Kyushu, Japan)

    Hi, Is this a brown shrike or a bull-headed shrike? Took this in Kyushu, Japan. Thank you.
  2. L

    Oriental Honey Buzzard? (Singapore)

    Hi, Is this the Oriental Honey Buzzard, or is there a chance that it is the Crested Serpent Eagle, which has been observed in the area recently too (and suggested by Merlin)? How do I tell them apart based on the wing patterns? Thank you!
  3. L

    What drongo is this? (Singapore)

    Hi! Is it possible to tell from these photos what species this bird might be? I thought it was a crow-billed drongo initially, but some others have suggested it could just be a greater racket-tailed drongo, without its racket-tails. Thank you.
  4. L

    Tiger shrike or brown shrike? (Singapore)

    Hi! Is this a Tiger Shrike or Brown Shrike? Thanks!
  5. L

    Great or Intermediate Egret? (Singapore)

    Thanks for sharing, MacNara! Indeed, the bird I saw today was smaller than I expected. It's very interesting how the modesta and alba can be so different! Do you know what the range of the alba is and would I be able to find it in Singapore? Edit: just found this on wikipedia; it seems I won't...
  6. L

    Great or Intermediate Egret? (Singapore)

    Thanks everyone and hello again! So I managed to finally spot a great egret today and thought to share some photos for comparison. The bird was a bit further today so the photos aren't so good, but the distinguishing features can be seen quite clearly, i.e. the long gape line extending beyond...
  7. L

    Great or Intermediate Egret? (Singapore)

    Thanks everyone for sharing your insight! "Indeterminate Egret" cracked me up 😄
  8. L

    Great or Intermediate Egret? (Singapore)

    Thanks! I believe the dark tip might be a feature of the Intermediate actually. Perhaps all these birds are Intermediate then. The kinks in the neck also do not look as obvious as the Great's, from pictures that I can find online.
  9. L

    Great or Intermediate Egret? (Singapore)

    Hi everyone! I've been googling quite a bit on how to differentiate between the Great and Intermediate Egret, but I'm still quite stumped looking through my photos. I have 4 sets of photos here (different birds, although bird 2 might be the same as bird 3 or 4). The gape doesn't seem to...
  10. L

    Asian Brown or Dark-Sided flycatcher? (Singapore)

    Many thanks dwatsonbirder and creedence! Really appreciate your expertise in pointing out the features to look out for. Have a good weekend =)
  11. L

    Asian Brown or Dark-Sided flycatcher? (Singapore)

    Hi! Would appreciate any help to confirm the ID of this bird - is this an Asian Brown or Dark-sided Flycatcher? The wing tips look fairly long, and there are some dark streaks on the chest, thus I'm leaning towards dark-sided. But I might just be hoping for this to be a dark-sided, and may not...
  12. L

    Is this a Japanese Paradise Flycatcher? (Singapore)

    Thank you KC for the warm welcome!
  13. L

    Is this a Japanese Paradise Flycatcher? (Singapore)

    Hi! Is this a Japanese Paradise Flycatcher, as opposed to an Amur or Blyth PFC? I note the inverted U-shaped demarcation between the breast and belly, faint rufous flanks and the somewhat sooty back. I am hoping I'm right as the Japanese PFC is a rare migrant in Singapore. Thanks!
Top