Prompted by recent threads about Costa Rica, I got back into old pics from february '16.
These two raptors were seen at Irazu Volcano. I suspect Tiny Hawk for the second one (photos 2 & 3), whereas for the first one I have very little idea. It was flying quite high overhead.
browsing through old photos I found this one which looks like a good candidate for Acrocephalus palustris to me, although I initially IDed it as reed warbler.
What are your thoughts about it ?
Neusiedlersee, Austria, august 2018.
Some good old Senegal Coucal or possibly a Coppery-tailed ? It is probably impossible to identify this bird with such a picture, in any case I don't have enough experience with these.
Kwando river, Zambezi, Namibia - 29/04/2019
another sunbird from my recent trip to Namibia that I am rather unable to identify. The overall dark and green look and the shortish bill could match purple-banded. Any opinions ?
Kwando River (Namushasha Lodge), Zambezi, Namibia - 29/04/2019
here's one of these very distant shots taken during a safari when there is little time nor possibility to get a closer look at some bird.
The overall shape, size, the beak shape and the clear throat point towards Bat Hawk to me.
Thank you for your opinions on this one !
Here's a quite enigmatic bird to me. A juvenile male quite certainly, it seems to have a full glossy green head. What about this white vent ? Alas, this is the only shot which I have of this bird.
Okaukuejo camp in Etosha NP, 22/4/2019.
here are two aquilas seen over Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan, 26/2/2018.
The first one looks like a good candidate for adult GSE to me.
As for the second one, it is probably an adult Steppe Eagle (smallish head, mere dark trailing edge, extensive gape). Numerous migrating steppe eagles...
I took these bad shots in Bang Krajao park south of Bangkok on feb. 6. Is this a female black-naped Monarch ? Obviously none of the blue flycatchers, but the jizz also looks quite different from the drawing in Craig Robson's "Birds of Thailand".
Another old world warbler from my recent trip to CR which I am having trouble ID-ing... I lean towards Northern Parula but the lack of yellow wash on the breast puzzles me.
Anybody on this one ? ;)
Another small accipiter from my first day in this wonderful country. I don't remember it being so small but I don't see anything that fits the fine gray barring else than Tiny Hawk... tail barring looks wrong for this species, though. Thanks for the help !
this shot is terrible and it is the only one that I have of this small raptor, seen in Alajuela 21/02/16. Is this a Bicolored Hawk ?
Having notably neglected accipitrids in my preparations for this trip, I may have a few more to post for ID in the near future |:||
Hello, here's a commercial clip with what I believe is a female Atlantic Canary in the snow (!) whose song has been replaced with another species' (~0'57").
Please, can anyone identify which this is ?
PS : I have no business...
the following audio file is ME whistling and trying to imitate a singing bird heard near Lalla Takerkoust, Morocco, next to a lake, mid-March, after nightfall :
It is definitely not the usual Scops Owl song, though it really...