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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:24 am 
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I am going to wait and see ..................................................I have just been reading about the importance of a jizz.. this was a bit of a flycatcher jizz with a shrike tail and no beak/bill. :hmz:


Well done Mousey :clap: last lot I remember from you was a dronk ou and a grey headed dingus :twisted:

Jizz or as the fundis spell it GISS means General Impression, Shape and Size is a very important tool in identifying birds, often just how the bird hold its wings could lead one to the right direction for identifying the bird. The thick hooked bill is mainly what distinguishes this fiscal shrike from the flycatcher. This little birdie is a full on predator and the only reason why it is not classified as a raptor is because it does not use its tallons to kill its prey. Another interesting feature is the females have a tan smudge just below the wing maybe it is from the deodorant :twisted: whereas the males is all white.

Thanks for your help Dabchick :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thanks for that Sparks. :thumbs_up:

Yup, we all remember the dronk ou and the lesser grey dingus. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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These pictures were all taken on my last trip to the southern Park in June.

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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PM sent. Come on everybody....looking forward to the answers.

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you for participation. I am just checking on one bird and I will be getting back to you.

I am a duckling, remember. At least there were no hidden birds in trees this time around. :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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I will be posting results later today.

Please, if anyone wishes to take over, feel welcome :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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MM you are doing a good job.

10/10 for me :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi MM

I will send my answers this afternoon.
Struggling with a new tablet but will retype on my pc

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you all for your participation :thumbs_up:

Seems that there was no prblem experienced.

Brown hooded Kingfisher

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Lesser masked Weaver

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Red Crested Korhaan

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Three banded plover

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Kori Bustard

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Dark Chanting Goshawk

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Wooly Necked Stork

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Water Thick Knee

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Magpie Shrike

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Lovely, beautiful Golden Breasted Bunting.

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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OK, no hands have gone up to take over, so I will post pictures taken in the northern Kruger.

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I have to finish with a bevy of beauties :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi am I the only one seeing only numbers and no pics :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Just me :(
Wifi on tablet blocking pic
See all the lovely pics now

Thanks again MM :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Will try and submtthe next challenge
Just have to figure out how to make pics small enough :wall: :wall: :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Firstly, thank you all who participated.

Mocking cliff chat

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Egyptian Goose

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Secretary bird

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White-backed Vultures

This caused a challenge for some, as the one vulture looked decidedly different. It was also difficult to see certain features. The Cape Vulture looks similat, but is much larger. The White-backed Vulture is the most commonly found vulture in Kruger and this also strenthens the white backed identity.

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Tawny Eagles

This is a parent and juvenile sharing a recent kill.

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Meve's Starling.

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Brown Snake Eagle

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The beauties are Maribou Stork, Yellow billed Srork and possibly Great Egret. Not really enough to give a definitive answer on the egret. It was so blended in though that it was difficult to see it as another species.

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I am handing over to whoever wants.

This has been great fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hello Ducklings,

Thank you MM for doing the last three Ducklings challenges, I will post this one and I think Sky will do the next couple.

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The first seven are all found in Joburg and the last three were photographed in Kruger.


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