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  1. sicklebill

    Id Help - Nimbokrang, West Papua - 21

    I'll stay with my original thought which was Variable, for all the reasons given above
  2. sicklebill

    Id Help - Nimbokrang, West Papua - 21

    In which case Gre In which case Grey-headed Goshawk may be an option if so
  3. sicklebill

    Id Help - Nimbokrang, West Papua - 22

    Having enlarged the photo I agree, Fawn-breasted is there
  4. sicklebill

    Id Help - Nimbokrang, West Papua - 21

    Agree, this is what comes of viewing these photos on a small screen....
  5. sicklebill

    Id Help - Nimbokrang, West Papua - 22

    Puff-backed looks a reasonable choice The doves are Orange-bellied No idea what 3 could be, can't see enough Coconut Lorikeet for the last parrots
  6. sicklebill

    Id Help - Nimbokrang, West Papua - 23

    Agreed with white morph Variable Goshawk, not sure how frequent the white morph is at Nimbokrang
  7. sicklebill

    Id Help - Nimbokrang, West Papua - 21

    1 Looks rather like a falcon, seems to have a moustachial pattern 2 Long-billed Honeyeater 3 Rainbow Bee-eater 4 Long-billed Honeyeater 5 Rainbow Bee-eater
  8. sicklebill

    Your silliest/most entertaining/unlikely birding accomplishments

    I stepped out for a pee in the Sepik in PNG, and had Bare-eyed Rail walk right past.
  9. sicklebill

    Id Help - Waigeo, West Papua - 15

    Yep, fair enough, it was my first thought as Great-billed but too rushed today, thanks
  10. sicklebill

    Id Help - Waigeo, West Papua - 15

    1 might be a Cuckooshrike 2. Scared Kingfisher 3 Spotted Honeyeater 4 Olive-crowned Flowerpecker 5 Brahminy Kite 6 Papuan Eclectus, looks atypically long-time but everything else fits 7 Blyth's Hornbill, or Papuan Hornbill if you remove the eponym
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    [Fiji, Taveuni] Separating Silktails

    The two silktails are separated on range basically, and the Natewa bird has a very limited range in quite disturbed habitat on the Natewa Peninsula of Vanua Levu, it looks notably smaller in my experience and I am not aware of any bill shape distinctions. Vocals would be of interest but both...
  12. sicklebill

    Id Help - Waigeo, West Papua - 14

    Agree to all the identifications
  13. sicklebill

    Id Help - Waigeo, West Papua - 12

    Looking again at that manucode photo, I think the bill colour is an artefact of lighting, and the blue on the shoulder plus the tail nails it as Glossy-Mantled
  14. sicklebill

    Id Help - Waigeo, West Papua - 12

    Better reception now, so I think the first is Black Butcherbird, I can see a blue-grey bill, the distant small bird looks like one of the bronze-cuckoos and the shorebird looks Whimbrel-like
  15. sicklebill

    Id Help - Waigeo, West Papua - 12

    My Internet at Iron Range is very poor so I can't open the photos, but yes to Rufous-bellied Kookaburra and Black Sunbird anyway
  16. sicklebill

    Dark "Heron/Egret" near Jambiani in Zanzibar - June 2023

    Check your IOC checklist where it is listed, the whole taxonomy is murky though and eBird has it as Little (Dimorphic).The bird looks like the Madagascar ones....
  17. sicklebill

    Id Help - Waigeo, West Papua - 10

    Golden Monarch and Frilled Monarch, presumably Sultan's Cuckoo Dove and 2 of the yellow ear spot honeyeater complex
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    Your silliest/most entertaining/unlikely birding accomplishments

    Flying on a Skytrans Dash 8 up Cape York, we had just taken off from Kowanyama when I saw two White-bellied Sea Eagle way too close, and the pilot veered abruptly left. The day we were due to fly back we got delayed a night because our Skytrans plane had a bird strike at Aurukun and was out of...
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    Id Help - Waigeo, West Papua - 9

    Your choices are Slender-billed, Grey-headed or Papuan (Black-shouldered) Cicadabird here, did you hear it call?
  20. sicklebill

    Ducks on Fuerteventura

    They look like Mallard derivatives to me
  21. sicklebill

    Id Help - Arfak Mountains, West Papua - 8

    Doh! Blame the cyclone here......Moustached indeed
  22. sicklebill

    Petition to AOS Leadership on the Recent Decision to Change all Eponymous Bird Names

    Chris Goodie has it nailed, an excellent post and worth a look
  23. sicklebill

    Id Help - Arfak Mountains, West Papua - 8

    Yes to all your suggestions
  24. sicklebill

    Norfolk Island Robin

    I can't see anything that suggests an immature
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