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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Dave! :clap: :clap:

I'm only going to start now! :whistle:

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Thrilled with 9/10 (though should probably only be 8 and a half, as I got right group but not specific species for one!) Thanks Pumbaa!

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Congratulations with your great score Hippotragus (blue-eyed boy/girl! :tongue: ) :dance: :dance:

I got 7/10 for #23/2013. Me and the Raptors! I just don't seem to get them right! :twisted:

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#23 8/10 :D


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge. #24 for 2013 Answers
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Hi Birders,

Thank you Willie Janse van Rensburg for the use of your photos.
Thank you Ladybirder for all the descriptions.

9 Participants

1. Mangrove Kingfisher - No problem here (8/9)
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2. Damara Hornbill (3/9)
Les grey streaking on face and neck, dark eye and slender face.
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3. Karoo-Long Billed Lark (2/9)
Rufous on back and wing with fine streaks in back feathers, grey on neck going round to back.
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4. Grey Tit (7/9)
A more yellowish grey on underparts
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5. Terrestrial Bulbul (6/9)
White throat, darker broader tail, white eye ring below and above eye
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6. Karoo Chat (1/9) - Open for debate. Was seen in Brandberg Namibia with a guide. Completely white outer tail feathers, where the Tractrac Chat’s tail is white with a dark inverted “T” at the tip.
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7. Drakensberg Rock-Jumper (8/9)
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8.Karoo Scrub-Robin (7/9)
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9. Fiscal Flycatcher Juvenile (4/9)
White wing bar only reaching the elbow not shoulder. White outer tail feathers .
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10. Dusky Indigobird Juvenile (1/9)
In eclipse plumage from breeding to non breeding or vice versa
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Enjoy :lotsocoffee:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Gryskopvisvanger and Hippotragusand all the others doing well. :clap: :clap:
I am still waiting for my results. :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Gryskopvisvanger! :clap: :clap:

Thank you Jakkie for the new challenge (#24/2013)! :doh: I hope to be finished by next Friday! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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I was just feeling better after this weeks 100% :D :D and now #24 what a shocker!! :shock: :hmz: :think: :doh:
But still thanks a lot, Jakkie, for the new challenge,a challenge indeed, but thats why we are doing this to learn something.


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Oh my word this looks a stinker lots of little birdies :( will be studying with books and internet later. :think:
Thank you Jakkie for the lovely challenge and great pictures.

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I am stunned :shock: 8/10 for Pumbaa's challenge. :clap: Probably should have been 7.5 but Pumbaa has been generous. Thanks Pumbaa :thumbs_up:

Doesn't look like the same will be achieved with #24!


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well done Umtali1 :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Well done Umtali1! :clap: :clap:

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Here are the results to Bird Challenge No. 23/2013!

I had in total 15 participants with very good results from 6 up to 9 out of 10 plus one full scorer although I thought this challenge might be a bit easier most of you struggled with the raptors under No. 8 + 9.

No. 1
Image Mocking Cliff chat

No. 2
Image abdim's storcks

No. 3
Image African Hawk Eagle

No. 4
Image Spotted Flycatcher

No. 5
Image Temminck’s Courser

No. 6
Image Rattling Cisticola

No. 7
Image Verreaux Giant Eagle owl

No. 8
Image African Goshawk, juvenile

No. 9
Image Montague's harrier, female
The distinction between female Pallid and Montague's Harriers is indeed not easy. The best recognition character is the pale collar around the neck of the female and juvenile Pallid Harrier which is not present in the Montague's.

No. 10
Image red-faced mousebird

Thanks so much for participating everybody!


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:clap: :clap: Thank you Pumbaa! :gflower:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you Pumbaa! :clap: :clap:

Once again I have changed my first thought of the Verreaux's Eagle Owl to the Marsh Owl, because I thought it looks too small for the Eagle Owl! Oh well, some people just never learn! :(

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