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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:49 pm 
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Flycatcher? Batis? I was gonna say White-browed Robin-chat just based on looking at pictures....no wonder I'm not a birder, I haven't a clue other than looking at illustrations....SOS...But I think I'll learn ALOT!! Great thread, and thanks for starting it.

:hmz: Why are you not a birder?
You are absolutely correct! :clap: :clap:

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Identification: Size smallish; top of head black; bold white eyebrow (no eyebrow in Chorister Robin); back greyish brown; rump and underparts orange (belly grey in Cape Robin); tail orange with black centre. Immature: Above spotted buff; no white eyebrow; below scaled dusky on buff.

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Cool banansh! Class is filling up! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Help me out here please. :? I have not been active in birding for a while now, is this one of the new names? If it is I have to start from scratch to learn all the new names, just like I have to re-learn street names that I lived in. :redface:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Next one!

'K........ this one is REAL easy! Don't just give me a name, tell me why you think it's that specific bird. :thumbs_up:

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I see we have a few participants, everyone must first make their choice before I'm going to post the answer.

Yip, Sprocky! New name, stick around you'll pick it up quickly! :thumbs_up:
(I still have to keep on checking my book. :roll: :wink: )

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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I would say Cape Teal, if it is still the right name. Reason being the bluish upturned bill.


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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LizzardBuzzard, warm welcome to the forum! :dance:
What a grand spot for your first post, right here in duckling class! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Welcome to the Forum LizzardBuzzard! Have you come to keep me company? Are you a duckling? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Sprocky you are too advanced for this class! :roll: Go and join the ones your size and do not ruin the game for the ducklings! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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:thumbs_up: Thanks Jen, Great idea! Hope I'll get past being a Duckling :D

Name: Cape Teal (Anas capensis) A small, pale-coloured duck with a pink, upturned bill.
Habitat: Shallow lakes, marshes in open country, lagoons, estuaries and tidal flats.

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Jen we must find another way :roll: If all the smart ones tell us what it is..... :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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WOW what a great class you began here Mamabird will help where I can with the ducklings, also got a few good rather obvious photo's to post where the ID Challenge was a bit too far forward for those pics!

Always wanted to be some form of teacher, that's why I'm studying for FGASA, this would also help me along!


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Micetta wrote:
Sprocky you are too advanced for this class! :roll: Go and join the ones your size and do not ruin the game for the ducklings! :lol:


Sorry Micetta, :redface: won't do it again. But I am also at the duckling stage with all these new names. :doh:


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WOW what a great class you began here Mamabird will help where I can with the ducklings, also got a few good rather obvious photo's to post where the ID Challenge was a bit too far forward for those pics!

Always wanted to be some form of teacher, that's why I'm studying for FGASA, this would also help me along!

Thank you pantera leo, but wathch out because we are not gullibles or are we :hmz: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Sprocky you are too advanced for this class! :roll: Go and join the ones your size and do not ruin the game for the ducklings! :lol:


Sorry Micetta, :redface: won't do it again. But I am also at the duckling stage with all these new names. :doh:
but you recognise your duck when you see it, I don't! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Jen we must find another way :roll: If all the smart ones tell us what it is..... :evil:

Oi, Micetta. :?
I thought you can learn from one another that's why I made it an "open answer" thread. If you know what it is then post it, if you don't and someone else answers you can go and check up. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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OK, I suppose it is the only feasible way. After all it is not a question of life or death. The last of the class (me) is not going to learn much :idea: that is if I do not copy the photo and only go on the thread when I have a more or less secure and convincing answer :D


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