Category Archive: Identification

Aug 02 2014

Does the Java Blue-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo Euryzona) really exist?

Java Blue-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo Euryzona) is a “new” species split of from nominate status to full species status in 2013. This Java endemic kingfisher is firmly bound to rivers in lowland forest which is lost in an alarming rate throughout its range. There is only one sighting known, in 2009, since the thirties, the population …

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Aug 01 2014

Rarest birds in the World: the Millerbird (Acrocephalus familiaris)

This species occurs on one extremely small island and undergoes marked population fluctuations, owing to climatic events, reducing it to tiny numbers. It is a 13 cm small, inconspicuous, thin-billed warbler. Brown above, darkest on crown, white below. It sings a simple song of rapid, metallic notes. It is endemic to the steep, rocky island …

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Oct 18 2013

The Eagles

A poster featuring Eagles from the Palearctic region. The drawings are made by Jan Gerrard Keulemans, a famous 19th century artist. I have collected many of his drawings, primarily from his work for the Britsh Museum

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May 03 2013

Identification Buff-breasted Sandpiper vs Ruff

Plate from RSPB site.

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May 03 2013

Identification the Eurasian white Swans

Plate from RSPB site.

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May 03 2013

Identification Bar-tailed Godwit vs Black-tailed Godwit

Plate from RSPB site.

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May 03 2013

Identification juvenile common vs Arctic Tern

Plate from RSPB site.

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May 03 2013

Identification, Roseate vs Common vs Arctic Tern

Plate from RSPB site

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May 03 2013

Identification, Willow Warbler vs Chiffchaff

Plate from RSPB site.

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May 03 2013

Identification, Skylark vs Wood Lark

Plate from RSPB site.

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