Another chubby update
25th December, 2020 | News & updates
Dear visitors of my website,
today I finished uploading another set of photographs since last announced update. This time, I have been uploading photos slowly through recent days so you could enjoy some of the photos for more than a month now. This time I focused on my favourite families Sylviidae and Muscicapide together with closely related Turdidae. That was a major task as I have a lot of pictures for these families (Blackaps only are 138 individuals and European Robins another 87!). But also smaller families, in terms of photographed individuals were added. You can now study moult and ageing (or just stare and admire) species of Hirundinidae, Alaudidae, Panuridae, Remizidae or Aegithalidae. Again, you will find palearctic as well as some afrotropic breeders.
Since last update, the number of individuals uploaded grew by 771 and the number of species by nice 42 beautiful species. As usual, you can find all the new changes in the gallery changelog . But I also made some additions and changes to species already uploaded, namely corrected some nonsense sex identification in e.g., Tree Pipit and Common Grasshopper-warbler. You can also check the account of Western Yellow Wagtail as I corrected the molecular sex of the six birds that have been molecularly sexed. I found out the results I obtained first before were unreliable. Right now, I run new analysis with better molecular primers, so I was able to sex the birds reliably right now. Go and take a look yourself. Would you sex these birds like that in the hand?
Speaking of molecular sexing, I finally finished the analysis of sex of my collection of autumn-trapped White Wagtails so I can finally start with the preparation of an article dealing with age and sex id of these elegant birds. And believe me, you might want to read it before trying the sex id yourself.
And speaking of plans, please take note, that this upcoming ageing article will be part of a new issue of the bulletin of Czech Ringing Society so you will have to wait for it till spring (I will make an online English version, too). But before that, I hope I can start with a series of ageing articles and the first one would be about a species not less fancy than a European Bee-eater, so stay tuned!