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  1. J

    Cannot access bird packs on Merlin (iPhone)

    it worked when I updated my iOS as Jim suggested James
  2. J

    Latest IOC Diary Updates

    Anyone any idea of relative distribution of athi, harterti and tropicalis in Kenya, in particular which is the form that is hyper abundant in the Mara region? Cheers James
  3. J

    South Peru / Northern Chile

    Yes that’s true, no doubt this area can get southern migrants in the winter, but what I meant was northern definitely occurs there. Cheers James
  4. J

    South Peru / Northern Chile

    Not sure we know where the giant hummingbird photo was taken, but if it’s colca canyon that is a site for the northern resident type Cheers James
  5. J

    Latest IOC Diary Updates

    According to the Clements update “ “The Malay Peninsula populations previously treated as a subspecies of Sunda Scops-Owl (Otus lempiji) are hereby moved to Collared Scops-Owl (Otus lettia), restricting that species to Indonesia, Borneo, and Con Son Island, Vietnam and expanding the range of...
  6. J

    Nepal April/May 2024 Langtang region

    I am looking forward to reading it!
  7. J

    Nepal April/May 2024 Langtang region

    Hi David, Have you done a trip report for this year’s trip? Cheers James
  8. J

    Birding/wildlife lodge Indonesia

    Yes very true, Indonesian archipelago in the sense of the field guide. Smaximo I think you need to figure out which part of Indonesia you want to go to. West papua e.g.?
  9. J

    Birding/wildlife lodge Indonesia

    My Borneo gen is old I.e. 2011 but assuming no changes…. Borneo Rainforest Lodge is great but expensive AND there is no opportunity to wander trails on your own, guides are mandatory. There is another cheaper place in the same area, Danum valley Field Centre, I don’t really know the logistics...
  10. J

    Clements 2024 checklist update

    Is there any list/analysis available of novel splits in this list I.e. not already adopted by IOC or birdlife? Cheers James
  11. J

    Latest IOC Diary Updates

    From IOC species updates “Kafa White-eye Zosterops kaffensisis split from Z. poliogastrus based on mtDNA divergence and differences in plumage (Habel et al. 2015; del Hoyo & Collar 2016; Martins et al. 2020; HBW/BirdLife). Tentatively includes kulalensis. Spelling of English name "Kafa" rather...
  12. J

    Plain laughingthrush? Hills at border of botanical garden Beijing China , September 2019

    I saw plain laughingthrush at that exact location Cheers James
  13. J

    Latest IOC Diary Updates

    again I would respectfully disagree. Britain does "have an endemic bird" in the sense that Red Grouse, a bird that is an endemic (to Britain and Ireland) occurs here. There is an ambiguity in what John wrote that you are not acknowledging. John wrote something with a meaning that i grasped, but...
  14. J

    Latest IOC Diary Updates

    The term is to some extent dying out in Britain and understandably very unpopular in Ireland. Would be nice if a neutral term would catch on but no good candidates as yet Cheers James
  15. J

    Latest IOC Diary Updates

    I don’t agree with your interpretation. My understanding is that he meant “red grouse is a species endemic to Britain and Ireland, and it occurs in Britain”. Maybe I’m wrong and John did indeed mean that RG was a British endemic, but I think what he wrote is ambiguous enough to support my...
  16. J

    Latest IOC Diary Updates

    To be fair to John I think what he wrote is technically correct. I think Britain and Ireland is a sufficiently small and coherent unit that you can describe Red Grouse as an endemic that occurs in Britain (but not of course a British endemic). Cheers James
  17. J

    Name a Bird You've Seen 2

    = rusty-cheeked
  18. J

    Name a Bird You've Seen 2

    I have definitely seen the new rusty-cheeked scimitar babbler (sensu stricto) in Nepal if Andrew hasn’t
  19. J

    Lynx, Finland

    Multi night trips in Estonia have very high success rates I believe James
  20. J

    Birding close to Nairobi

    Nairobi national park was still brilliant in 2019 at least James
  21. J

    Trochilidae

    Northern Ecuador = northern (southern don’t migrate that far north by the looks) Central Chile (lowlands presumably?) = southern (seems northern breed in high Andes in far northern Chile but no further south) Time of year is also important, migratory southern should all leave wintering areas in...
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