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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:16 am 
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Hi Maretam!

I am not an expert, far from.....
1. Territory, which in this case was not indicated :wink:
2. The specled grey on the flanks on the pririt, if it shows :wink:
3. The white collar of the chinspot goes further back and finishes pointed.....maybe :wink:
4. The females are different, but there was no female :wink:

To tell the truth, I had the same problem :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:23 am 
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It seems a few of us had that problem :wall: I also went with the wrong one :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thanks! Missed the shape difference of the white-collar, that looks to be a good indicator!


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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In addition to Micetta's post it is very difficult to tell these two batis males apart and the key feature would be the locality as they are pretty much mutually exlusive. From my experience I probably have located most of my Pririts based on call, again something that you cannot hear in this challenge, but an excellent id feature.

But there is a good lesson in having this bird in the challenge, which is based on visual features, in re-afirming that an ID is based on the sum of all the parts: physical features, sound, behaviour, habitat, range etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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But there is a good lesson in having this bird in the challenge, which is based on visual features, in re-afirming that an ID is based on the sum of all the parts: physical features, sound, behaviour, habitat, range etc.


Thank you Imax! That reminds me participants .... the next challenge, #3/2014, will be posted by Imax on Friday, 24 January 2014! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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9/10 for #2 Thanks Pumbaa! :dance:

Was too embarassed to give my #1 score :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done jaytea! I got a full house this time (after convincing the judge that I made a typo :redface: :redface: )

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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So did I! :dance: :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Jaytea, Waterbuck and Micetta! :clap: :clap:

100% for me too for challenge #2/2014. :thumbs_up:

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I told you, that it was easy :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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What great scores you're all getting :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Sent in my answers :pray: :pray: :pray: but somehow think I'll be lowering the average :(

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Nonsense! :k


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Micetta wrote:
Nonsense! :k


Have to agree with Micetta

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Told you that I would be lowering the average :( :( ........only 8/10.......but actually I'm really pleased with that score. :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: Even got the first bird correct ! :D :D :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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congrats on your great scores jaytea, Waterbuck,Micetta, hilda and Umtali 1. :clap: :clap: :clap: I have posted my answers 10 min ago.


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