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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Kindly take note that challenge #38 will be posted by Imax on Friday, 31 October 2014, with the answers to be posted on 14 November 2014! :dance: :dance:

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9/10 for me also :D


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inyanga 1 wrote:
i don't think i'll get anything but if i get better than 2 i will be well pleased.

I've been upto my ears in our replacement boiler installation and painting ... sorry..
r


JvR - boiler working :dance: ,
new leak fixed :pray:
painting done :dance:
(other Umtali jobs mostly done) :hmz:

so i think i've got the two promised :whistle:
and now am LBJ'ing (that might take all of tonite :shock: )
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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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7/10 for #37 - oh well, can't win them all.

Next quiz will be my last for a while :( as I'm heading back to Kenya for 3 weeks :dance: :dance: - will definitely be doing a lot of birding :) - new Pentax 300mm F4 DA* lens :cam: in tow as well - hopefully get some good sightings/photos.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Jakkie and davejenny! :clap: :clap:

Enjoy birding in Kenya Dave! :thumbs_up:

Could you be submission #15 inyanga 1? I'm so looking forward to give the Raptor Guide away! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Herewith the next challenge. I'm holding out that there will be a book to be delivered soon... :D


Challenge 38/2014

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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inyanga 1 wrote:
JvR - boiler working, :dance: new leak fixed, :pray: painting done, :dance:
(other Umtali jobs mostly done) :hmz:

so i think i've got the two promised :whistle:
and now am LBJ'ing (that might take all of tonite :shock: )


OK, inyanga 1, I'll wait for your PM...

BTW, including the awaited PM from inyanga 1, the book remains safe at 13 entries... :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Johan van Rensburg wrote:
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OK, inyanga 1, I'll wait for your PM...

BTW, including the awaited PM from inyanga 1, the book remains safe at 13 entries... :cry:


JVR
thanks for waiting - sorry peeps but there is a time difference betweeen us and one bird i just had to give up on...

Johan
:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: Thanks for setting it.... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Here are the results of Challenge #37 of 2014.

14 participants (CLOSE! BUT NO BOOK) and you did extremely well with this challenge: four full scores! And an average of over 81 percent makes this one of the easiest challenges I have ever posted… Looks like I am badly out of practice!! :twisted:

Bird #1Melodious lark: Can only be confused with monotonous which is lighter underneath and does not have as prominent an eyebrow.

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Bird #2Wattled starling, non-breeding: bill shape and colour, broad white rump. A small triangular patch of bare yellow skin can be seen behind the eye.

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Bird #3 – Female fan-tailed widowbird. The orange epaulet is diagnostic and the brown bill (as opposed to blue-grey) is the main feature that distinguishes it as a female.

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Bird #4 – Female house sparrow: the eyebrow starts behind the eye.

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Bird #5Streaky-headed seed-eater. No problems here…

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Bird #6 – that broad and straight eyebrow, narrowest in front, is typical of yellow-throated petronia. Secondary coverts with buffy spots form two pale bars on the folded wing. The yellow throat spot is not always visible.

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Bird #7 – the lark-like bunting is always a difficult customer. To my mind the bill shape is unique with the dark upper mandible contrasting with the pale lower mandible and the cutting edge of the upper mandible showing an open angle (a downward bend) of about 120° near the gape. A cinnamon wash to underparts together with a rusty-red wing panel and all of the large feathers are broadly edged buff help to make this ID possible.

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Bird #8Green-capped Eremomela. No problems.

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Birds #9 and #10 – Mostly no hassles. Those ‘mites trying the ID without references battled a bit. ID of raptors in flight pix is relatively easy because the underwing pattern is usually diagnostic, definitely so the case with these two, Amur falcon and brown snake-eagle. The size comparison also helps...

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thanks for the answers :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: . Not so sure about 'easiest' challenge though :hmz: Took me a while to get my seven correct.................so please don't make them any harder :pray: :pray: :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you for the answers Johan! I really wouldn't say it was an easy challenge! Glad you had 14 participants! :wink:

Thank you for challenge #38/2014 Imax! Doesn't look easy at all! :? Nevertheless, we'll do our best, it is not supposed to be easy. Let's hope for at least 15 participants on this one! :thumbs_up:

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