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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:38 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Note to all fellow Bird ID Challenge friends:

Challenge #25/2013 will be posted by Johan van Rensburg on Friday, 28 June 2013. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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#24 7/10 :lol:


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

I am going to post my answers within the next hour, and don't expect more than 3 again for Jakkie's difficult birdies! :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Challenge #25/2013

I have to post my challenge early this week for I will be too busy relocating during the next few days to be able to post at the usual time…

As always it is a privilege and a pleasure to post a bird ID challenge to you wonderful peeps.

#1

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#2

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#3

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#4

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#5

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#6

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#7

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#8

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A bonus point can be earned for the ID of this escapee seen at Roodewal sewerage works…

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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After last week's high, back to normal scores for #24 - 4/10.


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you for the new challenge Johan! :great:

Umtali1, that wasn't the easiest challenge, please don't despair. :k

I was very lucky to get 6/10 for challenge #24/2013! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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9/10 for #24. No 6 was the problem.
Thanks a lot Jakkie it was a nice Challenge.


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge. #24 for 2013 Answers
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:35 pm 
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Jakkie Human wrote:
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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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you for the answers Jakkie! :gflower:

I shall discuss the Karoo Chat with you as soon as I have time, hopefully this afternoon, mainly to point out why I differed from you, and not because I think I am right. :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Sorry Jakkie, I still have no time for my discussion! :redface:

Just to inform all my fellow Bird ID Challenge 'mites, Challenge #26/2013 will be posted by Dabchick on Friday, 5 July 2013. :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Hi Birders :yaya:
A lot harder than the ducklings :hmz:
I got 3/8 and the BB :slap:
Better luck next time I guess :w:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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:cry: :redface: I got 4/8 plus BB. But they are harder for newbies like me so am happy ish with score :)

Hello Heksie :D :hello:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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5/8 + BB which is a bit better than last week.


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