What Bird is This?

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Re: What Bird is This?

Post by Marfo » September 19th, 2018, 3:28 pm

marymcm94 wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Thank you! That bird is beautiful! :rolleyes:
But it was heartbroken to look at the broken wing :cry: and also it can not walk on the ground, and it was very afraid :shock:
What did the vet say?

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Post by marymcm94 » September 19th, 2018, 6:48 pm

Marfo wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 3:28 pm
What did the vet say?
Unfortunately, I don't know right now :unsure:
My friend, who found it, took it home, and said, that he would take care of it. I'm waiting for information from him soon. I hope, it would be fine :2thumbsup:

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Post by Marfo » September 20th, 2018, 9:37 am

marymcm94 wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Unfortunately, I don't know right now :unsure:
My friend, who found it, took it home, and said, that he would take care of it. I'm waiting for information from him soon. I hope, it would be fine :2thumbsup:
I hope he knows how to catch moths to feed it.

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Post by marymcm94 » September 20th, 2018, 2:22 pm

Marfo wrote:
September 20th, 2018, 9:37 am
I hope he knows how to catch moths to feed it.
Aha, with wide open beak :laugh:

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Post by Biker » March 26th, 2019, 9:37 pm

Hi, everyone!
in Linnulauluraadio heard:
March 25th 4:45 - the call which sounds like a trill - which bird is it? is it Numenius phaeopus?
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can someone help me, please?

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Post by vainamoinen » March 27th, 2019, 8:15 am

Biker wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Hi, everyone!
in Linnulauluraadio heard:
March 25th 4:45 - the call which sounds like a trill - which bird is it? is it Numenius phaeopus?
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can someone help me, please?
Definitely not a Numenius phaeopus. They arrive by us only about in middle April and their call is different. I'm not sure but I think this simply is sound from flying ducks

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Post by Biker » March 27th, 2019, 11:15 am

pity, not an earlier arrived Numenius phaeopus. I never heard him. i' ve found a recording of its call, made by Uku Paal. in the beginning of the clip (somewhat) similar-sounding

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Post by Biker » May 15th, 2019, 10:38 am

never heard this voice yet. i suppose a kind of loon?
Linnulaul 2019-05-15 2:30

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Post by vainamoinen » May 24th, 2019, 11:52 am

Biker wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 10:38 am
never heard this voice yet. i suppose a kind of loon?
Linnulaul 2019-05-15 2:30

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For me it sounds like Mew Gull.

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Post by sova » November 7th, 2019, 1:58 pm

Good day :hi:

Question; Does not this finch have strange colors on the head / face? :puzzled:
...or am I wrong ?
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Post by Solo » November 7th, 2019, 5:05 pm

sova wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 1:58 pm
...Question; Does not this finch have strange colors on the head / face? :puzzled: ...
male goldfinch - (maybe) immature/juvenile european goldfinch (moulting into adult plumage)

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Post by sova » November 7th, 2019, 6:17 pm

Solo wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 5:05 pm
male goldfinch - (maybe) immature/juvenile european goldfinch (moulting into adult plumage)
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https://cdn.britannica.com/55/115355-05 ... dfinch.jpg
Thank you very much Solo

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Post by Solo » November 8th, 2019, 10:38 pm

sova wrote:
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Thank you very much Solo
Sova, you're welcome :wave:

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Post by sova » November 13th, 2019, 5:17 pm

A house sparrow with white head :puzzled:

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Post by Solo » November 15th, 2019, 8:44 am

sova wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 5:17 pm
A house sparrow with white head :puzzled:
sparrow has white patch of leucistic feathers
leucism, or leukism, is an abnormal plumage condition caused by a genetic mutation that prevents pigment, particularly melanin, from being properly deposited on a bird’s feathers
this bird appears repeatedly this season on the feeder

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Post by sova » November 15th, 2019, 8:51 am

:hi:
Solo wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 8:44 am
sparrow has white patch of leucistic feathers
leucism, or leukism, is an abnormal plumage condition caused by a genetic mutation that prevents pigment, particularly melanin, from being properly deposited on a bird’s feathers
this bird appears repeatedly this season on the feeder
Yes Solo ... I've read about leucism but I did not know if this house sparrow is also leucism.
Yes, he comes to feed in Makov

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Post by Solo » November 15th, 2019, 8:56 am

sova wrote:
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Thank you Solo
Sova, you're welcome :wave:
btw. these are eurasian tree sparrows - Passer montanus, see e.g. https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/20 ... e-sparrow/

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Post by sova » November 15th, 2019, 8:05 pm

Solo wrote:
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btw. these are eurasian tree sparrows - Passer montanus, see e.g. https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/20 ... e-sparrow/
OK Solo ... I understood :D

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Post by Liz01 » November 16th, 2019, 9:48 am

Interesting article! It could also be a partial albino.

What Can Cause Birds To Show Weird Color Variations?
Partial albinos are much more common, and most birders eventually see at least a few of these individuals. The term partial albino describes a bird that is paler than normal, or a bird with irregular patches of pure white feathers. There are several different causes of partial albinism—it can be genetic, occur during development, happen as birds age, or after injury when new feathers lack pigments—and it is a useful general term as it can be impossible to determine why a bird is showing pale plumage without a genetic analysis. Birds with partial albinism may retain plumage patterns typical of the species, such as a mask or wingbars. Here are some reasons animals show partial albinism:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/what ... ally-dark/

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Post by Solo » November 16th, 2019, 2:26 pm

Liz01 wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 9:48 am
Interesting article! It could also be a partial albino.
Liz, thanx :thumbs:
yes, they area more types of aberrations in plumage colouration in birds - see e.g. https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... n_in_birds

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Liz, I have answer from one ornithologist: "it is interesting 🙂 in sparrow I have not seen something like this, but I think it is a partial leucism"
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