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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:19 pm 
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Afriphile wrote:
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There were 2 that I had no idea about.
As everyone says....when you know nothing,you can only get better!


An interesting challenge some easier :clap: :clap: :clap:
butl i had a bit of difficulty with no 2 and had to resort to elimination
and another but submitted today. :pray:

With Sky travelling we will have to wait until at least the weekend methinks :tongue: .

Many thanks for the challenge Sky

and yes Mokala has to be visited....

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:04 pm 
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umtali1 wrote:
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I'm still waiting for my marks for 1419...submitted them last week already, but I believe Sky is on holiday :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Definitely one or two there that I worry about, eek.

Now onto #20...

Maybe they got lost in cyberspace as happened to me once :hmz: :hmz:

Sky has been on line as he responded to my pm.He did say on his Mokala TR that he would be off line for a while. Wait a few days and then send them again if you have no luck.



Me thinks that my answers for 1419 did get lost in cyberspace :wall: ...Sky already gave feedback for 1420 and not for the previous one yet, so I just resend it to him.

100% for 1420 though :dance: :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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maretam wrote:
...Sky already gave feedback for 1420 and not for the previous one yet, so I just resend it to him.

100% for 1420 though :dance: :dance:

:clap: :clap: nice one.....

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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8/8 - :dance:

Totally stoked with this result. First challenge in a while...

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:clap: :clap: MxM!

I have just returned from my trip to Denmark and will try to be ready for the next one :roll: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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:hello: Micetta. Good to see you back :thumbs_up: hope you had a good time :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Ducklings
TiHere are the answers to 1419
1) Blacksmith Lapwing Unlikely to be confused with any other species in the region with distinctive black, white and grey plumage, and black legs
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2) Arican Reed-warbler Upper parts warm brown, rump and upper tail coverts tinged rufous. Supercilium buff, indistinct; lores and ear coverts brown. Tail dark brown. Wings dark brown, feathers edged paler warm brown. Underparts whitish; breast and undertail coverts suffused with buff, flanks rich buff. Upper mandible dark brown, lower mandible yellowish. Eyes pale brown. Legs and feet dark greenish horn to flesh-brown. Juv: As ad, but brighter; slightly more rufous. Confusing species: Lesser and Greater Swamp Warblers darker, more heavily built, with more robust legs. The indistinct eyebrow is a great help
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3) A Cape wagtail Drab grey-brown plumage makes it unlikely to be confused with any other wagtail. The folded wing shows much less white than juv African Pied Wagtail. The upperparts are grey-brown (not blue-grey) as in Mountain Wagtail
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4 ) A Juvenile Dideric Cuckoo Sexes alike. Upper parts dull green, bright rufous or intermediate, with green and rufous barring; some with rufous restricted to crown. Upper wing coverts with pale spots (except in rufous birds). Underparts white; throat with dark greenish or rufous streaks. Breast and belly with blackish or dark green spots. Bill coral red. Eyes grey to brown. While still in juv plumage, eye ring of male becomes red53,54. Legs and feet dark brown36.
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5) A Red-heade finch The white spotting on the breast and belly eliminates confusion with Red-headed Quelea
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6) A Red-knobbed Coot - No problems here
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7) A Yellow Crowned BishopThe yellow crown and small size distinctive.
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8 ) A Greywinged Francolin all-grey bill, flecked grey throat, pale brown eyebrow
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9) A G Black winged Pranticole Easily confused with Collared Pratincole. As a non-br visitor to the region, invariably lacks black throat collar of br birds. Key features are black underwing coverts which need to be seen in flight and in good light. Lacks distinctive white eye-ring and white tips to secondaries.no white tipped secondaries, tail streamers not projecting past wing tips


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10) A Souther masked weaver Distinguished from the slightly larger Village Weaver by plain (not mottled) back. Separated from smaller Lesser Masked Weaver by red (not white) eyes, heavier bill, yellow (not black) crown and brownish-pink (not grey) legs. Eyes red.
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you for the answers, Sky :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi All
Timr for 1421 An easy challenge so all the lurkers who are thinking of participating can take the plunge. All pics taken in the arrid west. Upington, Augrabies and the Southern Namibia areas. The next one :twisted: will have a couple off LBJ's in it
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Lovely pics, Sky :thumbs_up:


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Lovely pics, Sky :thumbs_up:

Thanks

:dance: :dance: Micetta is back in town :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Me :dance: :dance: :dance:

Thanks for lovely pictures :clap:

Good to see Micetta is back in town :thumbs_up:

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