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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:17 am 
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Thank you MattAxel :thumbs_up:

When you explain the details it all makes sense :) :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Congratulations with your 100% scores Ladybirder and AdrianP! :clap: :clap:

Don't worry Sharifa! You normally get very high scores, it was just a little misjudgement, maybe? :wink:

Thank you for the answers MattAxel! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Eish -

Nil correct for me. Sorry.

I did get my name correct, however! :rtm: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Not to worry Huntsman! That is what I expected for myself, and I cannot tell you how I managed to be so lucky! Don't despair! We'll just keep on trying! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thanks hilda -

Only way from here is...up!

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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:thumbs_up: Huntsman! That's the way to go! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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MattAxel's challenge was difficult! :wall: Only got 4/8. The juvenile Black-backed Puffback really put me off, as did the Buff-streaked Chat. Best get stuck into the next challenge :think: . Thanks MattAxel :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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I would never have got the juv. black backed puff back -even in a month of Sundays!


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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:lol:

I would have gotten 7/8 if I'd gotten around to entering #4/2013 :lol:

BUT,

I was still struggling with no. 8 - which I thought was a lark. And of course, I couldn't find a lark that looked like it :doh: :roll: :wall: :wall: :wall:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Hectic week ahead, so I will post the next challenge in the meanwhile:

Challenge #6/2013

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you Wildtuinman! I have only just started with the previous challenge, which means I can just carry on with the next one without being lazy in between! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Only 3 correct for #5 2013. Didn't expect to get even that number right. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Only 3 correct for #5 2013. Didn't expect to get even that number right. :D


Congrats Umtali1 :clap: . It was not that easy at all :thumbs_up: .

I only ID 6/10 correctly for No.5 of 2013 :tongue: , however learned a lot :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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That's fine Umtali1! As long as you have tried, you are a winner! :gflower:

5/10 for me for challenge #5/2013. Much more than I have expected, because I found it very difficult! I still have so much to learn, and am so grateful for the 'mites who help us by way of these challenges! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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I am really sorry that I have unleashed a very tough challenge on you lot. :twisted: :twisted:

I received very interesting answers. Some of the most difficult id's were made and some of the easier ones were missed. You are getting there quite quickly. Well done to everyone who took this one on. :thumbs_up:

The easiest bird was #1. Everyone got it correct.
The most difficult bird was #8. No one nailed that one.

Herewith the answers then.

#1. Mosque Swallow. White throat differentiates it from the similar Red-breasted Swallow.

#2. Sickle-winged Chat. The salmon coloured rump rules out Familiar chat.

#3. Terrestrial Brownbul, white throat, dark cheek and white eye ring were the diagnostics on this bird.

#4. Knysna Warbler

#5. Lark-like Bunting - it looks like a lark and a bunting, hence Lark-like Bunting :lol: :lol:

#6. Purple-banded Sunbird. Less decurved and shorter bill than Marico Sunbird and a narrower purple band.

#7. Croaking Cisticola, heavy thick bill rules out Rattling Cisticola.

#8. African Goshawk - young bird. The dark vertical stripe on the throat was a giveaway. :wink:

#9. Caspian Plover non breeding.

#10. Lesser Spotted Eagle, the tightly feathered tarsi (lower legs) and yellow eye ruled out Tawny Eagle and Wahlberg's Eagle.

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