Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Wrybill » Tue Jul 05, 2022 3:04 pm

The Yellow head were actually yellowhammer after some consideration recently as for the others im not to sure right now.
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby FraserGurney » Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:30 pm

A couple of questionable Pacific golden plover records from well inland in Tasman. The comments on the first one indicate it should be a spur-winged plover, PGP was likely entered by mistake.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S22293493

https://ebird.org/checklist/S41066788
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Wrybill » Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:17 pm

a questionable intermediate egret at Milford carpark https://ebird.org/newzealand/checklist/S10283096
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Wrybill » Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:25 pm

https://ebird.org/checklist/S4417198 this ill say should be incorrect mohua in queenstown central
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Jan » Thu Jul 21, 2022 3:23 pm

hey Wrybill, you are prob correct to question the Mohua in central Queenstown, tho' the person might have been including them in a wider eBird list from up the valleys. But that's unlikely seeing the other species noted.
The Intermediate Egret was seen by the esteemed gentleman who is the president of BirdsNZ, so should know a thing or 2...... Egrets have been seen at Milford before and put as Intermediate, but changed to Great E in the past. So watch this space!!! You could be right!
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Jan » Fri Jul 22, 2022 2:59 pm

Wrybill, you are querying a sighting made 10 years ago! It was fully discussed at the time and could be found by searching birdingnz.net for dates around then.
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby RussCannings » Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:42 pm

As always, thanks all for these. The team will be following up where appropriate. From memory I think that egret was initially IDed as an Intermediate before the consensus shifted to kotuku? Will let the Southland guys investigate.

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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Colin Miskelly » Sat Jul 23, 2022 3:34 pm

Unusual Bird Report 2012/58 Plumed egret, Milford Sound, Feb 2012 was assessed by the Records Appraisal Committee, and determined to be a kōtuku based on the images submitted:

Plumed egret (Ardea intermedia)
One reported from the head of Milford Sound in Feb 2012 (UBR 2012/58) was identified from photographs as a white heron (A. modesta). The RAC were split on the identity of this long-staying, semi-tame egret, which was widely reported as being a plumed egret. Three Australian experts who were sent the images all confirmed its identity as a white heron.

[Extract from report published in Notornis in 2013: http://rare.birds.org.nz/files/documents/Xhqyoa656b.pdf]

Ngā mihi
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Bobolink » Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:31 am

Northland:
Hongi Hika Recreation Reserve

https://ebird.org/checklist/S61860556 - Not a day-list with all these species (34)
https://ebird.org/checklist/S42581427 - NI Robin v. unlikely here
https://ebird.org/checklist/S58379070 - 3km travel; species unusual as well
https://ebird.org/checklist/S25780041 - 5km " some observations from bus of surrounding farmland"
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Bobolink » Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:56 am

Northland

Aroha Island
https://ebird.org/checklist/S51816274 - Saddleback, Robin, Whitehead - somewhere else
https://ebird.org/checklist/S35169121 - Fairy Terns = Little Terns?
https://ebird.org/checklist/S34861409 - 10 Bullers Shearwaters seems unlikely - Motuarohia I?

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