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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:23 pm 
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one day, left and just two more entries needed :pray:


some good scores achieved this round :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Sounds great Roelof! Kindly remember to send me the names of the participants once you have received 17 or more entries, so that we can do a fair draw again! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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not sure if I was counted in Roelof's number as i said i was going to but I have submitted just now .....

and convinced offspring to have a go this pm ....

(no collusion needed as the offspring is Zoology grad
and has since complained about my speeling and punctuation)

Just one more needed maybe??

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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JUST ONE MORE NEEDED!!!

I deperately want to close this challenge, as I am literally standing with one feet on a plane to India, but i am going to give just a few more hours till late this afternoon.........


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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inyanga 1 wrote:
and convinced offspring to have a go this pm ....




If offspring is inyanga30, then I have received it (and a good score too), but still 1 Short


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Imax wrote:
inyanga 1 wrote:
and convinced offspring to have a go this pm ....




If offspring is inyanga30, then I have received it (and a good score too), but still 1 Short

Yes,that is offspring! :lol: :lol: Where are everyone else's offspring :hmz: :hmz: :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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WHOO-HOOO


17 entries!!

With this I will close the challenge.

The scores were very high on the challenge with just one or two troublesome birds:

#1 Broad Tailed Warbler – 15 correct entries – the unkept big broad tail is the key feature
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#2 African Qualfinch - All had this one correct
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#3 Common Quail – All had this one correct
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#4 Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk – 15 correct – the yellow eye and the grey crown are two of the key features, along with the rufous chest
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#5 Layard’sTitbabbler – 11 correct – all grey colouring with the pale eye. Slight white throat and no rufous vent.
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#6 Southern Tchagra – one of the troublesome ones and 9 correct entries. The crown is similar to Brown Crowned, but the all grey wash to the breast and belly distinguishes it.
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#7 Juvenile Klaas’s Cuckoo and Bar-throated Apalis – most had these correct with 11 and 16 correct answers respectively
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#8 Crowned Cormorant – 9 correct for this sneaky photo. The red eye is the key feature here narrowing it down to either Reed Cormorant and Crowned Cormorant. The blurry water in the background helps, as this is much more ocean like than fresh water like. Reed cormorants do not occur on coastal water, only fresh water.
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#9 Green Capped Eremomela – 16 correct
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#10 – Striped Pipit -15 correct
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Bonus Question – African emerald Cuckoo says “Pretty Georgie”, I am very impressed that all had this correct.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:22 pm 
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Bird ID Challenge # 5 – 2015

Well considering that a LBJ book is up for grabs and also thanks to Hilda who asked for this (by ducking out of No. 3) :tongue: :tongue: I have decided on a mega LBJ Bonanza this time, but this one with a slight difference :hmz:

To make it easier for all I can tell you that all 12 of these birds are either a Cisticola or a Warbler – now you just have to see if you can figure out exactly which one is which? :wall:

Should be fairly easy – I hope :whistle: :hmz:

With some of these birds that can be almost impossible to tell apart from a photo, always just take a very careful look at the surrounding habitat/vegetation that the bird is in – that is often your best clue.

Have fun and hope it is not too tough :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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TrevorC OMW Some of them do look the same :big_eyes: Are you sure you haven't done a photoshop trick on us :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

Thank you for telling us to look at two types. However still doesn't look easy :wall: :wall:

Imax- 17 entries! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: . Enjoy India.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you for the answers Imax! Congratulations on 17 entries! Enjoy India. :dance: :dance:

Kindly send me the name list, so that I can draw the winner. AddictedToBirds already has the book, but still forms part of the 17 participants, although he wants to be excluded from the draw. :thumbs_up:

Thank you for the "nightmare" you have posted TrevorC! :tongue:

I'll be thrilled if I could get 5 correct, but let's see what happens! :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Imax

well done for getting responses in..
cunning now not only do we have to look at the birds but the water too : doh:
have a safe journey there and back :pray:


TrevorC

Given that my answers to Imax' cistocola was a warbler goodness knows what random responses from me that you'll get. But if we don't look, we don't learn.

everyone have a great weekend..
(we have sun and > 5 deg :dance: :dance: :dance: )
no chance of a braii except in the garage tho.
r.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:15 pm 
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Thanks for the new challenge! That will keep me busy on maternity leave. Thank goodness the baby isn't here yet. Gives me a chance to get this done!
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