Well, actually it is "non-exsisting", these barabensis pages; it's just a first very draft of what still have to be done. So now and then I receive images from people who have been to the Arabic Peninsular or images from W India. Fuscus and heuglini should be possible to ID in this region on upperparts. But bulk of the birds are a bit paler and either eastern cachinnans or barabensis (or maybe another taxon? Where do the birds go ringed by Greg, breeding close to Moskow?).
If anyone can help sorting this out, it would be great. Probably the best first step is to get any published articles on the web. And I mean, also translations of Russian publications, dealing with studies in the breeding areas. If anyone has access to these, I hope we can be able to make a progressive step, using Google translator for a first conversion into english, and maybe someone (from eastern Europe, even Russia) can help to finetune the content, putting the translation next to the original version. If we then include tables and figures, and we are able to add illsutrative example birds on 1000px images from breeding sites, we might be able to set wintering birds in a better context regarding origin.
Interesting articles are a valuable contribution to the ORG website I think. In fact, I personally believe that the central part of the webpages on ORG, dealing with field research, migration, moult timing and sequences, etc etc are a bit more interesting than the images. Of course, photo's are attractive, photo's can illustrate easily what otherwise has to be said in 1000 words, but still, the central parts of the webpages describe features on population level.
Recently, I've added Visa Rauste's milestone work on heuglini. Quite simple, I photographed the pages of the article, used photoshop to increase contrast, used Free OCR to convert it into text, and finally checked spelling and grammar using the original manuscript (I'm pretty okay with German). Free OCR is free here:
http://download.cnet.com/FreeOCR/3000-1 ... ag=mncol;1
There are probably better programmes, but if it works, I normally stop searching.
So, if anyone / a few people have time, energy, copied articles (already in PDF would of course be the best!!!) and a digital camera, we may start on barabensis?