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by Rags
January 3rd, 2013, 8:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple of Frog IDs please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1887

Re: Couple of Frog IDs please.

Thanks for the help here. I realise it's difficult from a couple of hasty photos. The first two shots were taken at Wye Marsh National Wildlife area near Midland. A wetland area on the south shore of Georgian Bay. The third shot was taken at Holland's Landing near Newmarket, approx 30kms north of To...
by Rags
January 3rd, 2013, 4:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple of Frog IDs please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1887

Couple of Frog IDs please.

Could someone please assist with a couple of frog id's. Both species photographed in Ontario. Number 1. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8083/8317828722_c91a33edb8_z.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8502/8317798720_508cccba24_z.jpg Number 2. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8317798066_7d21b5afb4_z.j...
by Rags
December 31st, 2012, 1:21 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: So....what's next for bird photo games?
Replies: 8
Views: 2844

Re: So....what's next for bird photo games?

How about somehow linking in with some of the other forums? I'm not sure how it would work or even if it could. Maybe along the lines of 'Four of a Kind' but extended to include a bird, a herp, a mammal and an invert. For example the 'Four of a kind' could be photographs of; Golden Oriole - Golden O...
by Rags
December 30th, 2012, 2:19 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 215269

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Green Honeycreeper

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Moving on with Little...

Little Heron
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by Rags
December 30th, 2012, 9:16 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 49957

Re: Alphabirding

White Stork.

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by Rags
December 30th, 2012, 2:10 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 215269

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Could be a long wait...
by Rags
December 30th, 2012, 1:42 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Lantern bugs of Malaysia
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Re: Lantern bugs of Malaysia

Interesting stuff.

Here is a photo of a couple of Lantern Bugs taken in Sabah. I can see the upper bug is Pyrops sultana, any idea on the lower spotted one? It doesn't seem to match with the ones you have posted. Thanks.

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by Rags
December 30th, 2012, 1:35 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 49957

Re: Alphabirding

MonkParakeet

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by Rags
December 30th, 2012, 1:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gonocephalus grandis
Replies: 10
Views: 2328

Re: Gonocephalus grandis

Welcome to the forum Kurt. What a great start - nice photos but that first shot is a stunner!
by Rags
December 30th, 2012, 1:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... excellent varanid freebee ....
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

Re: ... excellent varanid freebee ....

Crocdoc wrote;
Nice work on the V. rudicollis find!
Thanks. The observation was made back in 2008. It took a while to realise the significance of it.
Coincidentally, I'm good friends with the person that took the photographs on the cover and inset.
It's a small world.
by Rags
December 29th, 2012, 7:35 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 215269

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

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Olive-backed Euphonia (Euphonia gouldi)
Photographed in Costa Rica.
by Rags
December 29th, 2012, 1:41 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 215269

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Into the 29th here so I'd like to propose the next word. - OLIVE

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Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis)
Photographed in Malaysia.
by Rags
December 28th, 2012, 11:36 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: 2012: Warblers etc
Replies: 5
Views: 2573

Re: 2012: Warblers etc

Some beautiful warblers on show there. Super photographs - cheered up a gloomy day in England.

Cheers.
by Rags
December 27th, 2012, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... excellent varanid freebee ....
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

Re: ... excellent varanid freebee ....

Thanks Hans.
by Rags
December 27th, 2012, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... excellent varanid freebee ....
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

Re: ... excellent varanid freebee ....

The observation on page 78 is very well written ;)
by Rags
December 26th, 2012, 12:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 40886

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

I am firmly in the Australia camp here. The wildlife, including the herps, is amazing. The countryside is stunning and the people friendly. The cost of living is slightly higher than other places but consider where you are living. To narrow things down further I really liked the area around Brisbane...
by Rags
December 26th, 2012, 12:15 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 215269

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

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Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
Photographed in Bulgaria.
by Rags
December 22nd, 2012, 6:53 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 215269

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Okay, I know it's a rubbish shot but needs must....

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Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting)
Photographed at Sepilok, Sabah, Borneo.
by Rags
December 20th, 2012, 9:59 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 215269

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

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Long-tailed Tit - (Aegithalos caudatus)
Photographed in Bulgaria.

Sorry - a bit distant, but it's in there!
by Rags
December 20th, 2012, 3:53 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 215269

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Lyre-tailed Nightjar - Wow, great find.
by Rags
December 20th, 2012, 3:52 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 215269

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

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Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) photographed in NIcaragua.
by Rags
December 18th, 2012, 1:51 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 215269

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

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Clay-coloured Thrush - (Turdus grayi) - formerly Clay-coloured Robin.
Photographed on a bird table in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
by Rags
December 16th, 2012, 10:43 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 215269

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

I've enjoyed reading this post for some time. The photographs are excellent. Just thought I'd chime in to congratulate 'chrish' on the Snow Goose shot - just brilliant!
by Rags
December 12th, 2012, 12:22 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: ID help
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: ID help

Looks like a Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica).

Checked on line and seems like it is found in Beijing along with Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyana) and Red-billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa erythrorhyncha).
by Rags
December 3rd, 2012, 12:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good Times and Great Finds - Several Sweet Snakes
Replies: 20
Views: 4850

Re: Good Times and Great Finds - Several Sweet Snakes

Pleased to see a post from Thailand - you have already turned up some good stuff.
by Rags
December 3rd, 2012, 12:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'My Life as a Turkey'
Replies: 20
Views: 3948

Re: 'My Life as a Turkey'

This documentary aired in the UK a few months ago. I didn't expect to enjoy it but was absolutely hooked by the end of the programme. It's a classic and would echo 'Walk-about's' comments.

Well worth watching!
by Rags
November 23rd, 2012, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012- year of my frogs
Replies: 13
Views: 3047

Re: 2012- year of my frogs

Thanks for posting the video. That frog was really going for it - Cheers.
by Rags
November 23rd, 2012, 1:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012- year of my frogs
Replies: 13
Views: 3047

Re: 2012- year of my frogs

Enjoyed your frog post Kyle. Great to see an amphibian extravaganza.

How can we access your calling Pinewoods Treefrog video?

Thanks.
by Rags
November 20th, 2012, 1:18 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 17152

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles

Hatchling Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni) photographed on Corfu.


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Hatchling Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni)
by Rags
November 18th, 2012, 1:07 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 17152

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles

Some good shots already - the Glass Frog in particular for me.


Blunt headed Vine Snake (Imantodes cenchoa), photographed in Costa Rica.

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by Rags
November 15th, 2012, 1:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chiang Mai City Herping
Replies: 12
Views: 7872

Re: Chiang Mai City Herping

Hi Jonathan,

Another interesting post which I really enjoyed. Loved the shot of the emerging Kaloula pulchra froglets.

Your DOR Xenochrophis has similar colouring to Xenochrophis trianguligerus.

Rags
by Rags
November 14th, 2012, 12:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New snake guide by Indraneil Das!
Replies: 12
Views: 4090

Re: New snake guide by Indraneil Das!

I will also be looking forward to the publication of this book.

(Amazon seem to show it "Out of Stock." I guess it hasn't actually been released yet.)
by Rags
November 13th, 2012, 11:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yay: I rediscovered a snake thought lost for over a century
Replies: 32
Views: 7187

Re: Yay: I rediscovered a snake thought lost for over a cent

Great find Hans, you must be absolutely made up. Congratulations! To be mentioned alongside Robert Walter Campbell Shelford is amazing. Many of Shelford's collected insect specimens ended up at Oxford University Museum. The museum is close to where I grew up and I have some fond memories of wanderin...
by Rags
November 13th, 2012, 11:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A day in Pha Yao
Replies: 9
Views: 2430

Re: A day in Pha Yao

Hi Jonathan, interesting stuff. Isn't it usually the way, when returning to a previously favoured spot.

Enjoyed seeing the Whip Snake and in particular the 'in situ' shots as it was first spotted on the road. Those black scorpions are always impressive.

Thanks for posting.
by Rags
November 9th, 2012, 12:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #58: The things you roadcruise in Borneo
Replies: 20
Views: 5172

Re: Borneo Dispatches #58: The things you roadcruise in Born

Fantastic stuff.

I wish I was back in Borneo...
by Rags
November 1st, 2012, 7:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???
Replies: 25
Views: 5986

Re: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???

Well found Curtis.

Looks like the sort of book we may have been waiting for - and photos not drawings.
by Rags
November 1st, 2012, 12:05 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Monkeys
Replies: 27
Views: 8031

Re: Monkeys

Hi Antonsrkn - I enjoyed the Squirrel Monkey shots. It was a species we missed out on when in Central America. We just ran out of time as we got close to good the best areas to see them. Were your Squirrel Monkeys in a reserve/national park? A couple of shots of a species I forgot to include in the ...
by Rags
October 31st, 2012, 2:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???
Replies: 25
Views: 5986

Re: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???

Hi Kevin, I agree with your description of some of the drawings. Although I'm not in a position to check my books at present I'm guessing Rhabdophis leonardi doesn't even make it into "A Photographic guide to Snakes and other reptiles of peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand" by Cox et al. At...
by Rags
October 31st, 2012, 12:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???
Replies: 25
Views: 5986

Re: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???

I also have the book - "A Photographic guide to Snakes and other reptiles of peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand" by Cox et al. but it seems to have a lot of gaps. Kevin Messenger Here's some of the drawings in that book: What snake is that?? What does the photo of it look like in "A Photog...
by Rags
October 30th, 2012, 10:03 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Monkeys
Replies: 27
Views: 8031

Re: Monkeys

Only just seen the post. Hope it's not too late to include a few shots... Firstly Europe's only monkey, even though it's called an ape. http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4013/4680909507_8c7de7e850_z.jpg Barbary Ape, mother and young. Gibraltar. http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4034/4677063215_f329a0bd1d_z....
by Rags
October 29th, 2012, 11:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Belize - a little bit of everything
Replies: 22
Views: 6443

Re: Belize - a little bit of everything

Interesting stuff with nice photos. Intensifies my desire to head back to Central America.

The Portuguese Man-o-war is indeed a Portuguese Man-o-war . Also agree with your ID on the Slender Anole (Anolis limifrons) .

Thanks for posting.
by Rags
October 29th, 2012, 10:04 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bats, Bats, Bats!
Replies: 18
Views: 22255

Re: Bats, Bats, Bats!

Hi Curtis, thanks very much for the ID on the Cambodian Flying Foxes - I had no idea. Great photos here. Turned up another bat photo. This one had ended up grounded in a pile of bat guano in Gomantong Cave, Sabah. The cockroaches quickly moved in. http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4119/4821582562_8d98fa...
by Rags
October 27th, 2012, 7:13 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bats, Bats, Bats!
Replies: 18
Views: 22255

Re: Bats, Bats, Bats!

Interesting thread. I have a couple to add... http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4056/4688099038_876743a6da_z.jpg Tent-Making Bats at Pozo Azul, Costa Rica. I think these are Pipistrelles. They left their roost in the gables of a place we were staying at in Corfu every evening as it got dark. Sometimes a...
by Rags
October 27th, 2012, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???
Replies: 25
Views: 5986

Re: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???

A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia by Indraneil Das.

It's a fair size but covers everything you'll need.

(Anytime in S.E.Asia is a good time.)
by Rags
October 23rd, 2012, 11:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handful of shots from 2012. NV, AZ, CA.
Replies: 22
Views: 4583

Re: Handful of shots from 2012. NV, AZ, CA.

Enjoyed your post - thanks.

Great photography all round. The Collared lizard shot with the background view took my eye.

Cheers.
by Rags
September 14th, 2012, 12:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon - May 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 5228

Re: Peruvian Amazon - May 2012

Wow - enters with a bang!!

Great stuff, loved the amphibian diversity. Thanks for posting.

Rags.
by Rags
September 11th, 2012, 11:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #49: Wolf Snakes & Trans-Borneo Highway
Replies: 18
Views: 8469

Re: Borneo Dispatches #49: Wolf Snakes & Trans-Borneo Highwa

Hi Hans, Interesting stuff as ever.... cow-nostrilled black snakelets. :lol: :lol: Planarian flatworms - never the same pattern twice. Looks like you had a great road trip. Your talk of roadside fruit stalls brought back some great memories. In the north of Sabah lots of stalls have clear bags full ...
by Rags
September 9th, 2012, 12:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to Costa Rica, August 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 9695

Re: Trip to Costa Rica, August 2012

Super report as usual. For me also the porcupine stole the show. Great diversity in butterflies. Emesis lucinda - strange! White-collared Manakin: We watched this adult male and a juvenile male doing the manakin wing-snap and rapid flight between saplings on a number of occasions. We also found thes...
by Rags
August 25th, 2012, 10:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ Herps-Late July & August
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: AZ Herps-Late July & August

In agreement here - fine shots but the photo of the coachwhip is a stunner. Thanks for posting.
by Rags
August 6th, 2012, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China 2012 photo teaser
Replies: 34
Views: 9076

Re: China 2012 photo teaser

Every time I check out this forum I am blown away by the quality of the posts. There always seems to be something amazing to read.

The photos in this thread are just top notch. Thanks for taking the time to post them.

Rags.