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    ID of a juvenile lark sp. from South Africa

    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S41250006 I think this might be a juvenile (based on posture and mottled plumage) Large-billed Lark (based on bill thickness and a lack of other likely options). Can anybody confirm? Taken Dec. 20 in Agulhas Plains, Western Cape, South Africa Thanks!
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    Help with a large Acrocephalus photographed in Zambia

    Hi, I photographed this large Acrocephalus in grassy vegetation at the edge of a small tributary of the Kafue River near Chirundu, Zambia on March 22. See: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43891521 Could it be a Greater Swamp Warbler? Or does it have too much white on the face? It doesn't...
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    Looking for advice on a lighter weight fluid head (alternative to manfrotto 128 RC)

    Thanks, Alexis. Sounds like just what I am looking for. Now I just need to find a retailer who sells it in Switzerland...
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    Looking for advice on a lighter weight fluid head (alternative to manfrotto 128 RC)

    I just bought a manfrotto 190 carbon fiber tripod to try to lighten my scope setup and swapped over my my manfrotto 128 RC. I haven't done much testing yet, but the rig seems to perform just as well as my old heavier setup under windless conditions inside my flat. My concern is that with these...
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    How to remove Manfrotto 128 RC tripod head

    Just went through the same process as many other have documented previously in this thread and after a lot of failures, eventually found that cold did the trick (saving me having to drill into the head). I tried the suggestion of removing the plastic lock nut to unscrew the pan from the pan...
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    Help IDing this phyllomyias sp. from Bolivia (Video)

    Here's a decent still photo: http://imgur.com/h1504vE
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    Help IDing this phyllomyias sp. from Bolivia (Video)

    I was just reviewing a video I took of a Phyllomyias at Refugio Los Volcanes in Bolivia last summer, which I think I misidentified. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/LETesF11aqY I had written down Slater's Tyrannulet, a conclusion I reached if memory serves primarily because it was listed as...
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    Unidentfied bird from Asuncion, Paraguay

    Thanks for the suggestion, Andy. I had been thinking it could be a Grassland Sparrow, but was not too confident because of a lack of photos/illustrations of young birds. (We saw another bird dart in and feed this one, but didn't get a good look at the parent). But as you point out, there are...
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    Unidentfied bird from Asuncion, Paraguay

    I went birding at Arroyos y Esteros near Asuncion, Paraguay last July and photographed this bird that I couldn't identify. Here's the photo <a href="http://imgur.com/aDeWcL9"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/aDeWcL9.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a> I had an "apprentice guide" with me, but he...
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    Question about 'Sabah Dwarf-kingfisher' ceyx rufidorsa complex

    Great. Thanks for checking my work.
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    Question about 'Sabah Dwarf-kingfisher' ceyx rufidorsa complex

    I just got the new Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago book in the mail, which is helping me better understand some of the birds I recently saw in Borneo. The book describes the Motleyi subspecies of Rufous-backed Dwarf-kingfisher (ceyx rufidorsa; the 'Sabah Dwarf-kingfisher') as having a...
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    Looking for ID help with Muscicapas and Phylloscopus in Borneo

    Just got my copy of Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago by Eaton, van Balen, Brickle and Rheindt in the mail today. I'm happy to find that their descriptions seem to agree with your identifications. It is interesting to read about Brown-streaked, Umber and the two-forms of Dark-sided...
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    Looking for ID help with Muscicapas and Phylloscopus in Borneo

    Thanks everyone for the informative discussion! I've learned a lot from reading this and added an 'answer key' to the bottom of the original blog post as well as links to this thread and the digdeep blog. I had no idea what a 'Brown-streaked Flycatcher' was when I wrote this post, and after...
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    Looking for ID help with Muscicapas and Phylloscopus in Borneo

    Many photos from a few weeks in East Kalimantan (and Singapore). This was my first trip to the SE Asia, so I'm a bit hesitant with these trickier IDs. Thanks for any help. More details and photos are here: http://birdaholic.blogspot.ch/2016/11/musing-over-muscicapa-and-fretting-over.html
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    In search of bird sound collection for Borneo

    Hi Andy, Actually the original version pre-dated the invention of the DVD-ROM. It was a CD-ROM with 16-bit software designed to run on Windows 3.1/95/98. Even without running a virtual windows XP to fire up the software, it was possible to access the 800 .wav files on the disc and then...
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    In search of bird sound collection for Borneo

    Thanks for this suggestion Niels. Yes, I am thinking my only choice will be to download individual vocalizations from xeno-canto one at a time. It would be so much easier if there were a collection already assembled. Or an assembled collection that is available (the one I mention above...
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    In search of bird sound collection for Borneo

    I found some information about Birds of Tropical Asia 3 by J Scharringa (2005) (http://www.birdsongs.com/TropicalAsia/main.htm) But all the recommended vendors mentioned in the link above appear to be out of stock and I can't find anyplace to buy this. Anybody have any advice for this or any...
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    Space available on Carolina Bird Club field trip to Southern Peru (6/20 to 7/2)

    Including 13 nights lodging, all food, all domestic transportation, and a local professional guide: $3550 More details: http://www.carolinabirdclub.org/Trips/Peru2016/Itinerary%20CBc%20Peru_Apr%2012.pdf
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    Space available on Carolina Bird Club field trip to Southern Peru (6/20 to 7/2)

    Hey birders, Spots have opened up for a two-week birding trip to Southern Peru, including the Manu Road and Manu Biosphere, starting on 6/20. This trip is run through the non-profit Carolina Bird Club on a cost-plus basis, so the price for participants is a significant discount over analogous...
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    Which Kestrel? Lesser or Eurasian?

    Thanks Taken May 13
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    Which Kestrel? Lesser or Eurasian?

    Thanks for the responses. Sorry I meant to write "Greek Isles" this photo was taken on Rhodes
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    Which Kestrel? Lesser or Eurasian?

    This was taken in the great isles: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-abI1iVSNgrI/Te6mpdDzscI/AAAAAAAAC1M/OxuoXH6P7lc/s320/Lesser+Kestrel+crop.jpg
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    Trip report for Birding the Dominican Republic

    I recently birded the Dominican Republic (Sierra de Bahoruco and Santo Domingo) and did quite well with endemics and had a great time. See my blogpost for details: http://www.birdaholic.blogspot.com/2012/08/birding-dominican-republic.html
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    dead forum?

    This is the place to go: carolinabirdslistserve To post and ask questions you have to subscribe, but you can browse through the archives at any time. Gary, I was just at Pea Island yesterday. June is probably the worst month of the year for shore birding and it was still great there. You...
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    My Greek trip: Rhodes, Tilos, Kos, Paros, Pellopones (+croatia)

    I just got back and managed to see 45 life birds. Posted pics etc. on my blog here: Part 1 and here: Part 2
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