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Geam Liang

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  1. On ‎4‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 5:38 AM, I A Munro said:

    seen on koh samui in march - is some species of barbet? thank you!1962085_10201878737038364_5056096557645034731_o.thumb.jpg.a7bdb033c1dabc388648ff9ab5a6c195.jpg

    This is the Coppersmith Barbet, common where I am in Malaysia, south of Thailand.  It has a very distinctive 'call' that is a 'metallic' sounding 'Tonk, tonk, tonk' hence the name of a coppersmith banging away at copper pots/pans?

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  2. 2 hours ago, MattR said:

    1. Great Cormorant with Canada Goose and Greylag Goose in background. 

    2. (Juvenile)  blackbird. 

    3. Black-headed Gull. 

    4. Great Tit. 

    5. Woodpigeon. 

    Amazing … thanks!  You surely do know birds outside of the US eh?  I have another shot/angle of the Blackbird juvenile.  The black-headed gull is in the non-breeding plumage right?  or is it a juvenile?

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  3. I visited Hyde Park, London back in 2013 (August/Summer) and took in the sights and did some birding.  I have not been able to get good help from British birding sites and … won't go into all the problems I had.  So far this forum has been just awesome and I hope some of you are able to help me out to ID some birds across the pond.   This pair of ducks(?) are taken at the lake in Hyde Park itself.  Thanks.



  4. 58 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

    You have two House Sparrows - a male with its head in the feeder in the first photo, and a juvenile in the second photo.  There is a House Finch in photos 1, 3, and 4.

    Oh...  I thought pic #2 was a House Finch.   Will make the correction in my folder, thanks.

  5. 33 minutes ago, Bird Brain said:

    That by itself is not really a reliable ID mark. Most large birds I have seen soaring seem to have their tails flared, but not always. I think it depends on wind conditions and what pattern they are in, e.g., soaring, rising on a current, circling, drifting, etc. It can help to ID a bird sometimes when it does have its tail flared by showing the pattern of the tail feathers.

    Thanks... that makes so much sense.  

  6. Outer Banks, NC (somewhere between Kitty Hawk and Hatteras - sorry, it was 6 years ago) late Jul/earl Aug 2013.  I'm having a hard time trying to identify this bird.  Near this beach is a signage that indicated that the area is a 'Bird Use Area' and is off limits to all and one of the listed bird is the Piping Plover … heck, I'll insert the signage.  So we went to a different beach ...

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