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    goatsucker from the US

    Thanks for commenting and for the example pics.
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    goatsucker from the US

    What I thought... but isn't the tail too long?
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    goatsucker from the US

    In German they (the whole family) are called "Ziegenmelker" (literally "goat milkers"). Sibley uses "goatsuckers" in his field guide, with two groups contained therein: nighjars and nighthawks :-)
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    goatsucker from the US

    Hi, this is a nightjar from Sept, from Denver (?). It was posted on a friend's website, saying it is a "Night Hawk". I'm pretty sure it isn't a Common Nighthawk, but since I have no experience with American Caprimulgiformes I'm a bit lost here. Looks like a Common Poorwill to me, with a...
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    redpoll ID Mongolia

    not sure if this is the right subforum: Just posted a longer feature on redpoll ID (Mealy versus Arctic) on Birding Mongolia www.birdsmongolia.blogspot.com Enjoy! Axel
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    Volunteers ringers wanted at L Baikal, Siberia

    Volunteers ringers wanted at Baikal Nature Reserve, Siberia, info on Birding Mongolia Link to request here
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    next new species literature

    Hi, "ages" ago I read a paper on potentially new species to an area (the UK?), using a scoring system. Unfortunately, I forgot completely in which journal the paper was published, and for which area. I have the series of papers "next new bird" which were published for various regions of the ABA...