? For the "Twitchers"

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? For the "Twitchers"

Postby ziggy1001 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:17 pm

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So what bird is this? WTF does it terrorize with those talons?
Pair of them outside my apartment making a lot of noise. Mating, nest building this time of year?
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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby kinard » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:27 pm

Bad ass Myna.
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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby Hanno » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:41 pm

Common Myna. Major problem where it has been introduced (UAE, Australia, NZ and South Africa) where it has become a major pest. Like all starlings, it is an opportunistic feeder and will eat everything from seeds to small mammals.
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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby scoffer » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:06 pm

Kill it,

It a very aggressive bird that pushes out the native birdlife,
It's an introduced species that has no justification being in your neighborhood.
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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby Londo » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:21 pm

scoffer wrote:
Kill it,

It's an introduced species that has no justification being in your neighborhood.


Like expats.
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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby Hanno » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:47 pm

scoffer wrote:Kill it,

It a very aggressive bird that pushes out the native birdlife,
It's an introduced species that has no justification being in your neighborhood.


What????

Where was the photo taken? If in Cambodia, it is actually native (unlike expats) and the avifauna here can deal with them.
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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby boomer » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:49 pm

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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby horace » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:16 pm

I'd only kill a bird if it attacked me, or kept repeating the same nonsense
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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby pedros » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:52 pm

Got a few in my garden. Quite like them, have character. What is the very small bird which swoops down and shows off a massive fan tail, as big as itself? I like them too, tiny but ballsy.
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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby Hanno » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:54 pm

boomer wrote:


Hill Myna. People slit their tongues and put chili as it supposedly makes them talk better....
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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby Hanno » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:56 pm

pedros wrote:Got a few in my garden. Quite like them, have character. What is the very small bird which swoops down and shows off a massive fan tail, as big as itself? I like them too, tiny but ballsy.


This one? Malaysian Pied Fantail:

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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby PSD_Kiwi » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:46 am

Is a "Twitcher" a bird watcher? Anyway, saw this posted on FB, thought it might interest the "twitchers"...

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Not sure what's going on, whether they've captured it, or it's injured?
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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby pedros » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:05 am

Hanno wrote:
pedros wrote:Got a few in my garden. Quite like them, have character. What is the very small bird which swoops down and shows off a massive fan tail, as big as itself? I like them too, tiny but ballsy.


This one? Malaysian Pied Fantail:

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That's the wee bugger! Not shy of people at all.
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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby Jaap » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:07 am

PSD_Kiwi wrote:Is a "Twitcher" a bird watcher? Anyway, saw this posted on FB, thought it might interest the "twitchers"...

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Not sure what's going on, whether they've captured it, or it's injured?

That's a big bird!
Re 'twitcher' my dictionary says: • Brit., informal a birdwatcher whose main aim is to collect sightings of rare birds.
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Re: ? For the "Twitchers"

Postby ziggy1001 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:50 am

I was taking the p*ss a bit with the thread title!
So the UK has lots of twtchers and the US loads of tweakers. Say's a lot about the respective cultures :D
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