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Discussion => General Discussions => Topic started by: Brian Bailey on September 15, 2017, 11:03:47 pm

Title: Stock Photo Mystery
Post by: Brian Bailey on September 15, 2017, 11:03:47 pm
This article about the effects of of hurricanes on migratory birds was shared on ONTBIRDS. https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/clima ... od-sources (https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/hurricanes-bird-migration-patterns-food-sources)

One of the most intriguing things is the identity of the birds in the first photo. I'm pretty certain they're not being affected by a hurricane. My best guess is that they are White-winged Coughs (native to Australia). I'm not totally convinced of that ID, but I don't think they are North American.

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Title: Re: Stock Photo Mystery
Post by: thouc on September 17, 2017, 11:43:32 pm
I guess they chose the picture for the dark clouds and didn't care what kind of birds they were...

There's also a Fieldfare further down in the article, which is only a vagrant in North America.

/Thomas
Title: Re: Stock Photo Mystery
Post by: Brian Bailey on September 18, 2017, 11:32:39 pm
Quote from: "thouc"
I guess they chose the picture for the dark clouds and didn't care what kind of birds they were...

There's also a Fieldfare further down in the article, which is only a vagrant in North America.

/Thomas
Yeah, I don't think many Fieldfare are affected by hurricanes. They look a lot like American Robins to a non-birder though.

I just thought the first image was intriguing because of the shape and wing pattern. There aren't many birds with white wing patches above and below.

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Title: Re: Stock Photo Mystery
Post by: thouc on September 19, 2017, 11:18:50 am
Yeah, I stared at those bird for a while trying to figure out what they could be, but I'm not too familiar with birds from other parts of the world than North America and Europe.
Title: Re: Stock Photo Mystery
Post by: Napper on September 28, 2017, 09:50:26 pm
shutter stock user Toa55

Image looks like an overlay of storm clouds and the birds cropped and added to it.

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-phot ... KMBg-11-60 (https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/background-storm-clouds-505657762?src=kiBkptUPLc4QiLPXbFKMBg-11-60)

Description of similar photo is  "white vented myna or starlings"..  Thailand

Napper :)