Saw this woodpecker near Trongsa, Bhutan in mid-May 2019, it responded to a Crimson-breasted WP call, the other two (2 and 3) are of another CB WP taken less than 100 kms away in Yongkhola last year. This years one (1 and 4) has much heavier-streaking on the breast and less red on the head.
Took this flycatcher pic along the Longcanggou Mountain road, Sichuan, China in May 2016.
We thought at the time that it might be a female Slaty-blue Ficedula tricolor (I believe our guide Summer Wong has seen them here before) but some of the plumage features look inconsistent to me. It appears...
Been birding in Sichuan yet? Why not have a go at our ID-quiz? You might want to go afterwards
(Note: there is a 'bug' which doesn't show the next question after answering one, please just click the 'Next' button if this occurs)
Recently saw these images posted from a trip to Papua by Sujan Chaterjee.
Originally posted as Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) they may be Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo (Cacomantis castaneiventris)
Any comments welcome.....
Wonder if anyone has observed anything similar to this, recently we've noticed that a Square-tailed Kite (a very uncommon bird in Australia and our area) is building a nest and calling persistently as he/she does this. Strangely there doesn't seem to be a second bird in the area, and all we can...
Saw this male 'Myiagra' flycatcher last weekend near the Royal Darwin Hospital,
http://picasaweb.google.com/aviceda/Darwin#5510430706900015810 there are several shots so click 'next' arrow.
Put it out on the Birding-Aus Mailing-list and quite a few think Satin (M.cyanoleuca) but I personally...
Have finally completed the trip-report for my recent Gulf expedition, saw around 136 sp including 5 'lifers' (..and it wasn't even a birding-trip!)
Please check out the account on
Would welcome comments (constructive, please!)
Mehd Halaouate has just sent me numerous images for the ABID taken in Papua, (west of Jayapura) recently.
Most are of species that are rarely photographed. (see http://www.aviceda.org/abid/newimages.php)
He has identified most but there are three outstanding, one looks like a honeyeater...
Recently this image was sent to me and displayed on my ABID http://www.aviceda.org/abid/newimages.php
The photographer believes it to be a Grey Whistler, It was taken in Paluma, N.Qld.
Any views welcomed.
Whilst editing Von Schrenk's Bittern on the Opus (http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Schrenck%27s_Bittern)
I noticed that the image looks rather like Cinnamon, would anyone like to offer an opinion? I'm only going by literature as I haven't seen Von Schrenk's.
Heteromyias cinereifrons or Heteromyias albispecularis?
I'm not sure if this should also go in the "Taxonomy Forum" but was editing the Opus entries and they appear to be the same species.
Is one an Australian species and the other Papuan?
Recently I've been adding web-links to the BirdForum Opus (http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Welcome) and realise what a fantastic resource that it is becoming, and enjoying the ease that one can add information. (...Apologies to 'real' birders but I'm about to embark on a rather PC-based...
Was just editing the Australian Koel Eudynamys cyanocephala entry and noticed that someone had entered in "Identification" box the following text:
this is the current treatment in both Clement's 5th Ed. and SM (2003), however, leading Australian taxonomists tending to relump it with E...
Just found an error with the spelling of "Todiramphus" Kingfishers, couldn't understand why the Search Engine couldn't find it and noticed that there was a typo....all species in the genus seemed to be called "Todirhamphus". Is it possible for Ollie to do a 'Global' search and replace?
Recently a friend saw these two raptors on a trip through the Northern Territory, personally I think one is a pale Brown Falcon and the other a Black Kite, but he is not so sure....any comments welcome.