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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:58 am 
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Hi Ducklings

Everyone did well in this challenge 1 or 2 birds gave some problems

1) What is it and where was the picture taken (Region)
Common fiscal; eastern region as it has no white supercilium
This was taken in Addo I even thought I had a new tick when I took the picture
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Retz's helmetshrike

2)
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3) Dusky lark - Very few problems here
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4) Wattled cranes - no problems
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5) Yellow-throated sandgrouse - Very few problems here
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6) Arrow marked Babbler - No problems
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7) African Crake
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8) Wattled Starling - This bird was the bad boy and gave the most problems. Being a juvenile made it tough Most books will show the male in breeding colours
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9) African Jacana
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10) Martial eagle
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Also read about the:

1. Common fiscal Here
2. Retz's helmetshrike Here
3) Dusky lark Here
4) Wattled cranes Not on the "Bird Index" yet
5) Yellow-throated sandgrouse Here
6) Arrow marked Babbler Here
7) African Crake Here
8) Wattled Starling Here
9) African Jacana Here
10) Martial eagle Here

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:07 pm 
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Hi Ducklings


1 Pied wagtail

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2 green backed heron
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3 this bird gave almost everyone problems it is a juvenile Kittslits plover the face markings are not yet dark in colour
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4 crowned lapwing
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5 temmincks courser

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6 yellow throated longclaw

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7 Senegal lapwing

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8 this was a rattling cisticola
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9 goliath heron

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10 red crested korhaan
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Also read more about the:

1 Pied wagtail Here
2 green backed heron Here
3 juvenile Kittslit's plover Here
4 crowned lapwing Here
5 temminck's courser Here
6 yellow throated longclaw Here
7 Senegal lapwing Here
8 Rattling cisticola Here
9 goliath heron Here
10 red crested korhaan Here

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:07 pm 
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Hi Ducklings
Here is the answers to Sky #4
The scores were from 8 to 10/10 :clap: :clap:

1 Long crested Eagle - No problems
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2 Denham's bustard
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3 Gurney's sugarbird
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4 Ground woodpecker
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5 Buff-streaked chat
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6 White necked ravens
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THE rest Mapungube andAlldays
North western Limpopo

7 Little Bee-eater
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8 Now the first troublemaker
Barred Wren-warbler

The Stierling's Wren-warbler has paler, orange brown eyes
This pic was taken at Alldays and the barred wren-warbler is the Stierling's arid replacement acoording to the books

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9 and the second troublemaker
Chestnut-vented tit-babbler
Here the distribution was the easiest clue.
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10 red billed buffalo weaver
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Also read more about the:

1 Long crested Eagle Here
2 Denham's bustard Here
3 Gurney's sugarbird Here
4 Ground woodpecker Here
5 Buff-streaked chat Here
6 White necked ravens Here
7 Little Bee-eater Here
8 Barred Wren-warbler Not on the "Bird Index" yet
9 Chestnut-vented tit-babbler Here
10 Red-billed buffalo weaver Here

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:02 am 
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Hi ducklings

Here is a different viewof nr 1

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As well as the bonus bird

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Maybe this will help :hmz: :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Hi Ducklings
Answers to Sky#5.
All but one person had full marks :clap: :clap:
1) Pale chanting Goshawk
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2) Steppe Buzzard - I had this one wrong but thanks to Lizette Grobbelaar and Johan van Rensburg
and all of you I was proven wrong. This is a summer visitor but I took this pic in the middel of winter.
I will post this on the Raptor is thread to find out if someone else had the honour off seeing one of these in winter
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3) Greater kestrel
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4) Pearl spotted owlet
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5) Whitebrowed sparrow weaver
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6) Namaqua sandgrouse
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7) Marico flycatchers
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8 ) Chat flycatcher
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9) Blacheaded heron
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10) Lilac breasted roller
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Thanks to everyone who entered

Also read more about the:

1) Southern Pale chanting Goshawk Here
2) Steppe Buzzard Here
3) Greater kestrel Here
4) Pearl spotted owlet Here
5) White-rowed sparrow weaver Here
6) Namaqua sandgrouse Here
7) Marico flycatchers Here
8 ) Chat flycatcher Here
9) Black-headed heron Here
10) Lilac breasted roller Here

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:13 pm 
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Hi Ducklings

In a previous challenge we had this bird

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It turned out to be a Juvenile Jackal Buzzard :wall: :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:16 am 
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Sky wrote:
Hi Ducklings

Here is Sky #6

The first birds were all seen at Augrabies

1) This is a lark like bunting and the black on the neck confused almost everyone even some of the mites on
the bird id challenge

This is what Johan van Rensburg had to say
ID points: Two-tone bill of elongated shape – longer and shallower in profile than canary
Facial pattern
Tan/brown breast and belly
The yellow gape is an indication that this is still a young bird

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The rest were all id'd correctly

2) Three banded Plover
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3) Familiar chat
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4) Malachite Kingfisher
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5) Pale winged starling
The colour of the eye alone should have given the id away

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6) Orange River White eye
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The next bird was seen in KTP

7) Kalahari Scrub Robin
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The next birds were all taken at Marievale
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9 ) Common Moorhen
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10) African Stonechat
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And a bonus bird Taken at Marievale

11) Lesser Swamp Warbler
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Also read more about the:

1) Lark like bunting Here
2) Three banded Plover Here
3) Familiar chat Here
4) Malachite Kingfisher Here
5) Pale winged starling Here
6) Orange River White eye Here
7) Kalahari Scrub Robin Here
8) Reed Cormorant Here
9 ) Common Moorhen Here
10) African Stonechat Here
11) Lesser Swamp Warbler Here

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:47 am 
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Here are the answers to Sky #6

1) This is a lark like bunting and the black on the neck confused almost everyone even some of the mites on
the bird id challenge

This is what Johan van Rensburg had to say
ID points: Two-tone bill of elongated shape – longer and shallower in profile than canary
Facial pattern
Tan/brown breast and belly
The yellow gape is an indication that this is still a young bird

Image

Image


The rest were all id'd correctly

2) Three banded Plover
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3) Familiar chat
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4) Malachite Kingfisher
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5) Pale winged starling
The colour of the eye alone should have given the id away

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6) Orange River White eye
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The next bird was seen in KTP

7) Kalahari Scrub Robin
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The next birds were all taken at Marievale
8)Image

9 ) Common Moorhen
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10) African Stonechat
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And a bonus bird Taken at Marievale

11) Lesser Swamp Warbler
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Thanks again to everyone that participated

Also read more about the:

1) Lark like bunting Here
2) Three banded Plover Here
3) Familiar chat Here
4) Malachite Kingfisher Here
5) Pale winged starling Here
6) Orange River White eye Here
7) Kalahari Scrub Robin Here
8) Reed Cormorant Here
9 ) Common Moorhen Here
10) African Stonechat Here
11) Lesser Swamp Warbler Here

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Here are he answers to Sky #7

A Non-breeding Black-chested Prinia.
The ID according to roberts' is a paler and more tawny mantle, back rump and upper tail coverts. Breast band indistinct or absent.

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1 ) Scaly-feathered finch
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2 ) Juvenile Pale chanting goshawk
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3 ) Black shouldered Kite
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4 ) Pygmy falcon
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5 ) Red-necked falcon
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6 ) Crimson Breasted Shrike
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7 ) Red-eyed Bulbul
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8 ) Burchell's sandgrouse
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9 ) Sociable weaver
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10 ) roo long-billed lark
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Also read more about the:

1 ) Scaly-feathered finch Here
2 ) Juvenile Southern Pale chanting goshawk Here
3 ) Black shouldered Kite Here
4 ) Pygmy falcon Here
5 ) Red-necked falcon Here
6 ) Crimson Breasted Shrike Here
7 ) African Red-eyed Bulbul Here
8 ) Burchell's sandgrouse Here
9 ) Sociable weaver Here
10 ) Karoo long-billed lark Here

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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This is the best I could do
Sun behind the clouds

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

Here are the answers to Sky 8

No problems for the quiz

1 ) Juv Martial Eagle
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2 ) Southern White-crowned Shrike
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3 ) Red-billed oxpecker
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4)Levaillant's Cuckoo
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5 ) Violet Backed Starling
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6 ) African Green Pigeon
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7 ) Double banded sandgrouse
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8 ) Swaison's Spurfowl
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9 ) African Mourning Dove
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10 ) Woodland Kingfisher
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and the bonus bird Taken in Bethal Mpumalanga Highveld in summer

Spotted Flycatcher

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Also read more about the:

1 ) Juv Martial Eagle Here
2 ) Southern White-crowned Shrike Here
3 ) Red-billed oxpecker Here
4)Levaillant's Cuckoo Here
5 ) Violet Backed Starling Here
6 ) African Green Pigeon Here
7 ) Double banded sandgrouse Here
8 ) Swaison's SpurfowlHere
9 ) African Mourning Dove Here
10 ) Woodland Kingfisher Here

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:58 pm 
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The BB

This bird gave everyone problems

It is a Juvenile LesserBlackbacked Gull
The legs are flesh-coloured as well as less robust bill
Johan thought that this bird might just be a feather to far for a duckling challenge.

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Then the rest

1) Dwarf Bittern
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2) A Swift Tern and a Lesser Crested Tern
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3 ) Lesser Moorhen
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4) Squacco Heron
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5) Greater Painted Snipe
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6) Ruddy Turnstone
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7) Bar Tailed Godwit
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8 ) White Backed Night Heron
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9 ) Juvenile African Jacana
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and the promised LBJ

Striped Pipit
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Thanks to everyone that entered

Also read here about the:

Juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gull Here
1) Dwarf Bittern Here
2) Swift Tern left Here
Lesser Crested Tern right Here
3 ) Lesser Moorhen Here
4) Squacco Heron Here
5) Greater Painted Snipe Here
6) Ruddy Turnstone Here
7) Bar Tailed Godwit Not on the "Bird Index" yet
8 ) White Backed Night Heron Here
9 ) Juvenile African Jacana Here

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:20 am 
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Hi Ducklings

Here are the answers to Sky 10

1) Red-billed Hornbill
It killed this insect (don't know what it's called) and the swallowed it all in one go.
It looked quite uncomfortable afterwards

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2) Grey crowned Crane - no problems
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3) Brown headed parrots seen at Girivana near Satara
we've seen them there just about eveytime we've visited the waterhole
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4) White Backed Vulture
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5) Red-breasted Swallow
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6) Blackwinged Pranticole
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7) Female Amur Falcon
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8 ) Levaillant's Cisticola
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9 ) Female African Stonechat
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10) Red-capped Robinchat
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and the BB
an African Pipit
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Also read about the:

1) Red-billed Hornbill Here
2) Grey crowned Crane Here
3) Brown headed parrots Here
4) White Backed Vulture Here
5) Red-breasted Swallow Here
6) Blackwinged Pranticole Here
7) Female Amur Falcon Here
8 ) Levaillant's Cisticola Here
9 ) Female African Stonechat Here
10) Red-capped Robinchat Here
BB = African Pipit Here

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:18 pm 
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Hi Ducklings

Here are the answers to Sky 11


1 ) long billed crombec
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2 ) Pirit Batis
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3) This bird was the difficult one this week. Some of you had this one wrong even though you had it correct with your first impression It's a juvenile Gymnogene / harrier hawk. The size of the head and the long thin legs were the most important clues

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4 ) Black-Backed Puffback
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5) Fork tailed drongo
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6) Wood Sandpiper
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7) Orange throated longclaw still sounds better than a cape longclaw
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8 ) White backed Mousebird
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9) Bar throated Apalis
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10) Fawn Coloured LarkImage

and the BB a Juvenile Diderick Cuckoo
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Congratulations to everyone that entered :clap: :clap:

Also read about the:

1 ) long billed crombec Here
2 ) Pirit Batis Here
3 ) Juvenile Gymnogene / African Harrier-Hawk Here
4 ) Black-Backed Puffback Here
5 ) Fork tailed drongo Here
6 ) Wood Sandpiper Here
7 ) Cape longclaw Here
8 ) White backed Mousebird Here
9) Bar-throated Apalis Here
10) Fawn-Coloured Lark Here
BB= Juvenile Diderick Cuckoo Here

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:54 pm 
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Hi Ducklings

So here are the answers to Sky # 12

1 ) Greater striped swallow
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2) Black winged stilt
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3) Yellow billed ducks
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4 ) Ant eating chat (The bad photo confused some of you)
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5 ) Diderick cuckoo
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6 ) White throated swallow
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7 ) Little bee eater
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8 ) White fronted bee eater
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9 ) A female Violet backed starling
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10 ) Black heron
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and the BB a Whiskered Tern
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Also read more about the:

1 ) Greater striped swallow Here
2) Black winged stilt Here
3) Yellow billed ducks Here
4 ) Ant eating chat Here
5 ) Diderick cuckoo Here
6 ) White-throated swallow Here
7 ) Little bee-eater Here
8 ) White-fronted bee-eater Here
9 ) Female Violet-backed starling Here
10 ) Black heron Here
BB= Whiskered Tern Here

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