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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:20 am 
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Congratulations Ladybirder! Great score! :clap: :clap: :mrgreen:

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

6/8 for me for #41, the one was my own stupidity, but that will learn me. :redface:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Jakkie :clap: thats the way we learn. I 've also done something stupid. If you think you know what it is by first glance , look again, maybe you've missed something.


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Jakkie Human! :clap: :clap:

I have just posted my answers to Lizet, but really don't expect any of the scores already mentioned for #41! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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To all the participants, before I forget to let you know, our next challenge will be posted by Deefstes on Friday! :D

I cannot thank all these people enough for the time and effort they put into these challenges, and their willingness to post challenges for us! Thanks a million to all of you! :k

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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6/8 for challenge #41 for me too! I am so thrilled with this score! :dance:

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Well done Hilda. Very good effort!

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Hi all experienced birders

I posted this bird on the duckling thread.
Everyone seems to be struggling with this one :wall: :wall: :wall:
Lets see what you make of it

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So if you have the time pm me with the answer

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Well done Hilda :clap: :clap: I knew you could do it


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you Ferdelance and Ladybirder! :D

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

Sorry Sky Got it wrong on the other side :( so I will be of no help here :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Challenge #41 - Answers
Thanks for taking part everyone! 15 People entered answers with 4 getting 8/8!

#1- Cuckoo Finch Juv:
Almost everyone got this one right. The very short thick bill was the best clue here. The two tone beak is diagnostic for the Juv. birds.
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#2- Sharp-tailed Starling:
The red eye combined with a long wedge-shaped tail was the best clues to go on. An overall greenish starling.
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#3- Great Sparrow Female:
The rich rufous on the back and head with the pale buff eye stripe is characteristic. The Yellow-traoted Petronia doesn’t have the rich rufous on the back and a two tone bill.
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#4- Greater Blue-eared Starling Imm.:
Funning enough this one turned out to be a blocker!
The best clue on the pic is the hint of the dark ear patch running through the eye. Combine that with the blue coming through the dark grey undertone on the breast and up to the tail and bright yellow eye separate this one from Cape Glossy who has a greenish tone and no ear patch through the eye and from Black Bellied Starling, who has the dull black on the lower belly.
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#5- Common Redshank
The bright red legs and white trailing edges on the wing with the barred tail was the clues to go for. Ruff and Spotted Redshank lacks the white secondaries.
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#6- Pale-winged Starling:
The clues was the bright eye with the wingbar. Red-winged Starlings have dark eyes.
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#7- Black Coucal Juv.
Again almost everybody got this one! The Barring on the tail is typical for young birds, combined with the rufous barring on the back..
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#8- Greater Honeyguide Imm.Male
The pale under parts, white outer wing feathers and pink bill are diagnostic.
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Lizet


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you Lizet! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Greetings peeps,

I've been asked to take care of Challenge #42 so here goes. By the looks of things I'm probably going to have a hectic day tomorrow so I thought I'd play it safe and post it a day early.

I haven't posted a challenge for some time so I'm a tad out of touch with the general skill level of participants but I'd expect this one to be fairly easy. Don't be lulled into a false sense of calm though because there is one stinker :twisted:

Have fun and PM me your answers. You have until 9 Nov.

Cheers,
Déwald

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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8/8 #41 :dance: :dance: :dance:


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