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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby addictedToBirds » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:33 am

The LBJs arent that bad, are they? I find them to be the most rewarding to ID and they always have the most amazing behaviour and mating displays.

I will be giving out half marks on the LBJs for getting the family right to help the less experienced of us out.
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby Gypsy » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:04 pm

Hopefully I can get a lot of half marks :lol:

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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby hilda » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:51 pm

Thanks a million for this very interesting challenge addictedToBirds! Your loyalty to this thread and assistance with setting these challenges are much appreciated! :gflower:

I don't know about that silhouette .... But maybe there is a way to identify him/her! :hmz:

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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby gatita » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:12 pm

here are the answers to challenge 16/2015

still 15 participants, all with great scores :clap: :clap: :clap:

10/10 - 1
9/10 – 8
8/10 – 4
5/10 - 2

1..juvenile african fish eagle (15)

the juvenile is a motely looking brown- and white-streaked bird. The head is mostly white, streaked with brown, with a dark eye stripe. Tail is distinctive white with a broad, dark brown terminal bar

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2.dideric cuckoo (14)

a small, glossy green cuckoo with diagnostic white wing spots.

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3.banded martin (13)

a broad-winged martin with a small white supercilium and a square-ended tail

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4.southern masked weaver (9)

The nest is built solely by the male, consisting of a kidney-shaped structure with a large entrance on the bottom, made of woven grass, palm leaves or reeds with a ceiling of leaves, such as Acacia and Eucalyptus.

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5.fawn-coloured lark (5)

a medium-sized lark with a fairly long tail. broad white supercilium and white throat, lacks malar stripes of Sabota and red larks; usually found on sandy soils. Upperpart feathers dark brown with broad, buff margins; wing with rufous panel.

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6.kalahari scrub robin (14)

a pale sandy brown scrub robin

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7. kelp gull (12) –first-summer

similar to first-winter but head, neck and underparts whitish with scattered dark markings, shows dark past ocular line.Tertials worn and faded, contrasting well with fresh, adult-like saddle. Juvenile flight feathers and tail bleach to brown and lose pail tips. Outer primaries often with paler edges through wear. Legs greyish-pink, sometimes greyish-brown. Bill still mainly dark as in first-year, but often pink to yellow from base especially on lower mandible.

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8.black harrier (13)

mostly black with a conspicious white rump, grey-barred tail and silvery wing panels

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9,southern black flycatcher (14)

an entirely black, somewhat glossy flycatcher that is most easily confused with a square-tailed drongo but has blackish-brown (not red) eyes, a taller stance and more slender body

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10.juvenile southern carmine bee-eater (15)

juvenile duller with browner back; lacks elongated central tail streamers

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other descriptions from SASOL Birds of Southern Africa by Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton and Peter Ryan

thank you all for taking the time to participate :thanx:

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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:13 pm

addictedToBirds wrote:
One very important hint is that there are no repeated birds.



Just a question ATB. 8)
No repeated birds in this particular challenge, you mean? Or did I miss something since I haven't been doing the challenges for a long time?
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby addictedToBirds » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:37 pm

Guinea Pig wrote:
addictedToBirds wrote:
One very important hint is that there are no repeated birds.



Just a question ATB. 8)
No repeated birds in this particular challenge, you mean? Or did I miss something since I haven't been doing the challenges for a long time?



I meant in this particular challenge.

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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby hilda » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:22 am

Thank you for the answers to challenge #16/2015 Gatita! :dance: :dance:

Although I changed no. 4 at the last minute, my original answer was also wrong, so I needn't kick myself! I just didn't know the correct answer! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby addictedToBirds » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:59 am

The first week of the challenge is complete. Three people have sent in answers all receiving great scores. I hope to get a lot more answers this week.

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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby umtali1 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:10 am

I shall attempt to do your challenge over the w/e as life is a little less fraught now.
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby Gypsy » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:40 am

Hopefully mine will be in early next week.
Have four to go ... :think:

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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby hilda » Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:19 pm

Next week, as promised addictedToBirds! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby hilda » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:02 am

Good morning birders!

Kindly note that Bird ID Challenge #18/2015 will be posted by Imax on Friday, 4 September 2015, with the answers to be posted on 18 September 2015. :thumbs_up:

Kindly support our Challenge Masters by participating! :gflower:
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