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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:30 am 
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For me it was a choice between Great or Yellow-billed egret. My answer of Great egret was based on the fact that its gape extends behind the eye (as in the photograph), whereas the Yellow-billed egret’s gape ends just below the eye (according to my SASOL Birds of SA book) :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Dugong wrote:
For me it was a choice between Great or Yellow-billed egret. My answer of Great egret was based on the fact that its gape extends behind the eye (as in the photograph), whereas the Yellow-billed egret’s gape ends just below the eye (according to my SASOL Birds of SA book) :hmz:



I agree with you


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Dugong wrote:
For me it was a choice between Great or Yellow-billed egret. My answer of Great egret was based on the fact that its gape extends behind the eye (as in the photograph), whereas the Yellow-billed egret’s gape ends just below the eye (according to my SASOL Birds of SA book) :hmz:


Agreed :thumbs_up:

Along with the longer neck the bill of the great egret is also longer and heavier than the yellow-billed egret.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:28 pm 
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So what is the correct answer. Greater or yellow Billed Egret. I thought it was the Greater Egret. Can someone confirm.
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My money is on the great egret :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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6/10 for #8/2013. One more than last time :dance: :dance: :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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The answers to #8/2013


1. African Black Swift
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2. Corn Crake
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3. Denham's Bustard
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5. Great Sparrow
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6. Grey Plover
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8. Montagu's Harrier
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9. Protea Seed-eater
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10. White-fronted Bee-eater
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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:27 pm 
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Hi Mites

Sorry for the delays…too much work :wall:

Herewith the challenge for the week…. And don’t forget the funny caption competition for the last one!

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Hi fellow bird 'mites! We are back, and have enjoyed every second in KTP and Augrabies! :dance: :dance:

Thank you for challenge #9/2013 AdrianP! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Cool, so does that mean that Hilda will be doing a challenge of dry land species :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Cool, so does that mean that Hilda will be doing a challenge of dry land species :wink:


Finally an advantage for those who have been there 8) :tongue: :lol: :twisted: Welcome back Hilda :gflower:


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Cool, so does that mean that Hilda will be doing a challenge of dry land species


No AdrianP! Barry will put up a challenge for the Ducklings though! And that will be from our KTP birdie sightings! :D

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Finally an advantage for those who have been there Welcome back Hilda


Thank you Micetta! So glad you are back here too! I've missed you! :dance: :dance:

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Must have been invented while I was away :?: :?


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Dear fellow bird ID 'mites,

I just want to inform you that MattAxel will put up Bird ID Challenges #10/2013 and #11/2013. :D

I am trying to ID AdrianP's challenge, but am already struggling with the first one! :wall:

Good luck to you all! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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hilda wrote:

I am trying to ID AdrianP's challenge, but am already struggling with the first one! :wall:



It's a cross between a Duckie and a Zebra :mrgreen:


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