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  1. M

    Sunbathing: Please could someone clarify what this is ?

    What sunbathing is or that the bird that is sunbathing is a Dunnock?
  2. M

    Slovenia

    Looks like a very young House Martin
  3. M

    Rotherham. Today. In a field near-ish to water

    Looks a bit like a Ruddy Shelduck
  4. M

    Andean or James's Flamingo. Atacama Desert

    Not sure how that helps answer the question. The Andean Flamingo and James's Flamingo both have yellow beaks with black tips but the James's Flamingo has bright red skin between the eye and the beak and the Andean Flamingo has a distinctive black triangle patch on its plumage. So the bird in...
  5. M

    Barrow's Goldeneye (and ditto's Bustard)

    I think you mean Sir John, not Sir Barrow!
  6. M

    AOS blog post about Puerto Rico Tody name

    The Key to Scientific Names suggests otherwise:
  7. M

    AOS blog post about Puerto Rico Tody name

    Available but unnecessary!
  8. M

    AOS blog post about Puerto Rico Tody name

    The latest suggested alternative (T. borinquensis) doesn't even seem to be a published name. The previous one (T. portoricensis) is in the synonymy of a different species.
  9. M

    AOS blog post about Puerto Rico Tody name

    The Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus): what’s in a name?
  10. M

    Trochilidae

    You'll love this one then: The Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus): what’s in a name? You've previously flagged this bit of the Code in relation to just this case:
  11. M

    Bird ID Help - Central Florida, USA - Mysterious Blue-Tailed and Blue-Winged Bird

    Looks like Eastern Bluebird to me ... That does make sense in central Florida.
  12. M

    Spencer Fullerton Baird and his many birds

    Old name for same organisation? See here.
  13. M

    Unknown juvenile

    Lots of PDFs where Butty said, including this on "Erithacus, Luscinia, Phoenicurus juvenile identification".
  14. M

    Latest IOC Diary Updates

    I agree that Tor's graphic is brilliant but this may be even easier to follow:
  15. M

    BOW Key

  16. M

    mystery bird for identification

    Looks like it's an AI-creation
  17. M

    Dendroplex is no more

    Guy, can you please be more specific about which Opinion(s) they are ignoring? Thanks, Mike
  18. M

    BOW Key

  19. M

    Mr W. B. Alexander, and "his" Albatross

    In H G Alexander's Seventy Years of Birdwatching (1974), his brother W B Alexander is invariably referred to as Wilfrid. That book and Duncan Wood's are both great reads – in my opinion.
  20. M

    Mr W. B. Alexander, and "his" Albatross

    Not that further confirmation is needed, but I note that Wilfrid's name was spelt that way in Horace Alexander: 1889 to 1989 - Birds and Binoculars (2003) by J Duncan Wood.
  21. M

    Lanner Falcon Juv or Augur Buzzard Juv

    And oops from me too.
  22. M

    Lanner Falcon Juv or Augur Buzzard Juv

    Why not? It isn't a Lanner or Augur Buzzard.
  23. M

    Lanner Falcon Juv or Augur Buzzard Juv

    African Hawk-Eagle
  24. M

    Pittidae

    If Pitta guajana is as Laurent explains the type of Pitta then surely it can't be placed in Hydrornis, which was published after Pitta.
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