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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:59 am 
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Have not even finish no 25 and here is no 26 already. Must move now.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thanks for challenge no. 26 AdrianP! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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A just a note on challenge #26.

I decoded the bird names, so if I get answers like funky chicken, KFC or Mr Rooster, I will know who has been cheating :naughty:

Seriously though, for one of the birds there are two images, the fuzzy image is a video clip of the bird. Just click on it and it will redirect you to photobucket to show the clip. I'm taking the quizz to a whole new level.... 3D is next :shock: The video clip is not neccessary for ID, but it may help :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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9/10 or me also for no 25, know where I went wrong


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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ID Challenge #25

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Red-throated Wryneck [12] : The deep russet colouration on the upper breast and throat is diagnostic.

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Rufous-naped Lark [6] : The main feature to look for was the rufous primaries, and most got to this point quite well. The other answer I got here was for Melodious Lark but the bill is too large and heavy as is the body. This bird is also in full song, Melodious Larks are quite inconspicuous only utter their call when in display flight.

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Spotted Flycatcher [5] : If one looks closer there are some definite streaking on the crown which is diagnostic.

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Spike-heeled Lark [7] : The relatively long decurved bill along with the white throat and diagnostic short, white tipped tail.

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African Fish-Eagle [12] : Immature, the belly is heavily blotched and streaked while the tail is white with a wide black band close to the tip.

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Familiar Chat [11] : There is a combination of rusty ear coverts and dull orange rump and outer tail.

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Black-chested Prinia [10] : The clear white throat with a slight breastband, no streaking evident.

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Neddicky [9] : Rusty crown and dull greyish underparts combined with pinkish brown legs and a pinkish horn bill.

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Pririt Batis [5] : Female, a rich yellow ochre covers the breast and throat. Many opted for the Yellow-bellied Hyliota but on closer inspection you would have noticed that the bird in question has a yellow eye and not the dark eye of the Hyliota.

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Sabota Lark [10] : A bird with a clear white eyebrow, white belly along with a streaked pattern on the back but lacking any rufous in the wing.


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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It all makes sense when you have the answers.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thanks Pantera leo! I still cannot believe that the only one I was absolutely sure about (Pririt Batis which I thought was a Yellow-bellied Hyliota), was actually wrong! :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Dratted Larks!............ :(
Thanks PL!
................and now, we have a rear view of water/sea birds? :? :? Back to the books I go :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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8/10 :dance: :dance: :dance: more than I expected!
Had to guess on the multiple choice questions and all the answers sounded plausible! :wall: :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done tosha :clap: :clap: :clap:

My answers went in just now so :pray: :pray: and :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Tosha :thumbs_up:
7/10 for me on #26 :slap:
This Kruger fever is making me lose focus :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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:clap: :clap: :clap: Well done Roan

7.5 for me :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Tosha, Roan & Sharifa! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Hi guys I will be standing in for Johan this week. I just returned from my Kruger trip and will probably be a bit late with the challenge but got some nice pics for you... :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thanks Lizet - sounds like we should be nervous :shock:

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