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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Also 5/8 for me


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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After the result is it even worse :wink: Only 4/8 :(


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Only 4/8 for me too. Will need to put in more effort here. Tend only to know what I have seen, but at 360 there are still so many to learn! Love this challenge thread though!

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At least we will know where we went wrong today! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Here are the answers for challenge #37
There were 20 entrants and the average score was 4.7/8 or 58.75%, so overall quite a tough challenge
Well done to all who took part, and especially to Cois Cois for getting full marks :clap:

Sorry I am quite busy at the moment and didn’t have time to write up explanations as detailed as I would have wanted to.

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Karoo Scrub-Robin – 17/20
Not too many problems here. Overall brown colouring and small white supercilium and white-tipped tail. (Photo taken: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park, Northern Cape)


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Ayres Hawk-Eagle (Imm) – 6/20
Most common incorrect answers were imm Crowned and Martial Eagle, but both have a much bulkier appearance and much heavier bill and talons, and Crowned also has some grey scaling on the belly and vent. Imm Martial lacks the yellow cere, so has fully grey bill. Booted Eagle is more brown than grey and doesn’t have barring on the tail. The white colouring, grey back, small build etc all point to imm Ayres. (Photo Taken: Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique) Photo credit: Francois Du Plessis


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Pink-billed Lark – 14/20
Small compact Lark with pink bill, buff/white supercilium, white markings below eyes whit black lines extending down from eyes and buff wash on underparts. (Photo Taken: Devon, Gauteng)

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Sand Martin – 10/20
The shape of this bird in flight puts it in the Swallow and Martin family group. Brown colouring with brown breast band leaves only Banded and Sand Martin. Banded Martin has white underwing coverts, whereas this bird has brown underwing coverts. (Photo Taken: Suikerbosrand, Gauteng)

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Namaqua Sandgrouse (fem) – 20/20
No problems here. Combination of streaked breast and barred belly is diagnostic. (Photo Taken: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park, Northern cape)


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Montagues Harrier (sub-adult) – 5/20
The shape of the bird and combination of streaking underneath, barred underwings and white facial markings should get you to the Harriers. African Marsh has less streaking underneath and much heavier barring on the underwings. You should be left with either Montagu’s or Pallid. I’ve said before that when IDing “ring-tail” Harriers you should always age the bird first then go from there. A full juvenile would have minimal streaking underneath, and a fully adult female would be heavily streaked underneath, so this is a sub-adult female, moving into full adult plumage. In this age group Pallid has much more pronounced barring to the end of the primaries. Also the amount of white around the eye and the less distinct brown face patch below the eye points towards Montagu’s. (Photo taken: Devon, Gauteng)

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Yellow-breatsed Pipit (non-br) – 5/20
Tied with the previous bird as the most difficult bird of the challenge. A lot of people went with Long-billed Pipit, but that has a much plainer brown back and tail, and also more of a supercilium and malar stripe. Some people also answered Bushveld Pipit, but that has a more pale brown colouring, lacks the black moustachial stripe, has a much shorter and less heavy tail, and has an overall different shape to this bird. The only Pipit with heavy black mottling on the back, thin black moustachial stripe and ‘big-eyed’ appearance is Yellow-breasted. (Photo taken: Suikerbosrand, Gauteng)

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Marsh Owl – 17/20
Not too many problems here. Overall brown colouring with buff primary windows and white trailing edge are distinct for Marsh Owl. (Photo taken: Mkhombo Dam, Mpumalanga)


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you MattAxel for the toughie ( :wall: ) and for the superb photos (as ever) :thumbs_up:
Great to see 20 participants again :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Could only score 5/8 this week.If only didn't change 2. Thanks a lot Matt this was a very good challenge. As usual I ve learnt a lot, the photos was great. :cam: :clap: :clap:


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Never change the first choice, for me too :slap:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Here we go with Challenge #38 of 2013. I dug into my archives for pix, so I suspect it will be a fair test of your ID skills… especially for those brave hearts that like doing the challenges without book! :twisted:
 
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I'm sitting with my own (real time) IDing challenges in St Lucia and will only be back behind a work station on Monday. So, please pardon me if you do not get a reply before then.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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:wall: :wall: :think: Quite a challenge! Thank you :lol:

Hope you are enjoying St. Lucia, Johan. :mrgreen:


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Thank you for the answers MattAxel! :D

Johan, enjoy your birding week! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Thank you for challenge #38/2013! :dance:

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Thanks for the great challenge JvR :thumbs_up:
My answers are in... Hope I did alright :)


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7/11 - better than last time. Now I have something new to look forward to each week or so. Yeay. Currently checking what new species I wish to find and where in KTP for my end of year trippie.

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

Our next challenge, #39/2013, will be posted by Deefstes on Friday, 4 October 2013. :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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8/11 for #38 :whistle: . Still a lot to learn :think: .

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