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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:15 pm 
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6/8 for me for Challenge #29! :dance: I'm thrilled, because I didn't find the challenge easy. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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hilda wrote:
6/8 for me for Challenge #29! :dance: I'm thrilled, because I didn't find the challenge easy. :thumbs_up:


Likewise for me - curious to see which 2 I got wrong :rtm: . I presume everyone's watching the Olympics rather than quizzing?

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Johan van Rensburg wrote:
Interest in the ID challenge is waning somewhat... seven PMs so far! :cry:


Sorry, I went birding in Thabazimbi with the challenge only half done and I only just got back. Will try to get my answers to you tonight...


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8/8 :dance:

Interest in the Ducklings challenge is also waning, I think... had only 6 entries the last round. Maybe the birding 'mites are busy elsewhere :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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When do answers have to be in for #29? Really want to do this one before time limit :)

Looks very scary!

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Marisar, today is the last day for submission. :thumbs_up: Enjoy! :D

Well done Dabchick! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Marisar wrote:
When do answers have to be in for #29? Really want to do this one before time limit :)

Looks very scary!

Thanks guys


How about: I'll wait for your PM! :thumbs_up:

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How about: I'll wait for your PM! :thumbs_up:


:pray: ..and for mine :pray: please? :)

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Johan van Rensburg wrote:
How about: I'll wait for your PM! :thumbs_up:


:pray: ..and for mine :pray: please? :)


OK! The results are on stop... :lol:

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No problem Johan! We don't mind to wait. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Oh my! Ok, I will do them tonight as I have no ID help with me at work. Pressure is on :) :lol:

Thanks Johan :thumbs_up:

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Back in the groove after a busy few weeks. Attained 7/8 for the current challenge. :dance: Completely stumped on one :wall: . I am looking forward to the answers. Have fun!


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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7/8 for me. Very happy :D :D
Well done to all the other mites for their good scores. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Challenge #29 for 2012 returned an average score of 76%

For the second week in a row, the challenge low in participation level was equaled with only 14 ‘mites sending entries. Do we blame the Olympics?

The results are as follows:
Two ‘mites scored 5;
four ‘mites scored 6;
four ‘mites scored 7;
four ‘mites got all the answers right.


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#1 – Damara Canary [14] . No problems here.

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#2 – Terrestrial Brownbul [6] . The reddish-brown colour of the eye is unique in the birding world. The white throat contrasts nicely with the drab brown bird… another ID feature

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#3 – White-throated Canary [8] . This one surprisingly bowled over half the ‘mites. That massive two-tone bill can only belong to one canary. This canary shows faint malar stripes, the only one of the drab canaries that do.

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#4 – Karoo Prinia [13] . No trouble here…

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#5 – Cape bunting [14] . This one was easy…

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#6 – Grey Tit [13] . This one also caused no headaches…

TWISTS

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#1 – Feather mites. [8] . More about this in the next challenge…

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#2 – Zosterops virens virens [7] . There are two Cape white-eye variants, one with a yellow front and olive back (Zosterops virens virens), and one with grey front and olive-green back (Zosterops virens capensis).

Information about subspecies does not appear readily in fieldguides and requires a little more digging… A subspecies refers to a subdivision of a species of organisms, usually based on geographic distribution. The subspecies name is written in lowercase italics following the species name, as you can see in the answer above.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you Johan! :thumbs_up:

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