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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Sky

Hi..

Thanks for taking the trouble to give us another challenge...

Me, having given up with the previous Bird ID challenge #9/2014 (since we only visit SA every two-three years if we're lucky, so rarely see flying birds after having positively id'd them first).. .. I've decided to have a go here where the photos are clearer and may relate to my memory, pics, and roberts et al...

If I get more than 50% I'd be happy. :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Inyanga 1
Welcome to the forums. I'm looking forward to your answers.

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Ducklings

Here is 201410

First some ground birds
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5) One of my favourites Taken at Mata Mata
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6) Taken at Nata Pans
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7) Taken at Urikaruus
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8 ) Taken on the S100
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The last two juveniles
9) Taken in Northen KZN
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And 3 pics of the same bird taken where I live in Bethal Mpumalanga
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Enjoy the challenge and the :rtm: :rtm: :rtm:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Ducklings
Here are the answers to 1409.
Thanks to everyone that entered :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance:

1) A femeale Montagu's Harrier
Rump white, hence referred to as 'ringtails'. Best distinguished from similar ♀ Pallid Harrier by smaller dark face patch that is confined more to rear of eye (less distinct below eye to base of bill). Streaking on neck reaches dark facial collar (white neck collar indistinct or absent
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2) A Pale Chanting Goshawk
Larger and paler grey than Dark Chanting Goshawk. Has longer legs and a pale grey patch in folded wing. In flight the distinctive white secondaries contrast with the grey primaries, and the upper tail coverts are whitish
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3) A Juvenile African Jacana
Adults distinctive with chestnut plumage and pale blue bill and frontal shield. Juv. Key features are the light grey bill, small grey frontal shield, and the dark brown crown and hind neck. Easily confused with adult Lesser Jacana, but is larger, has a light grey frontal shield (rufous forecrown in adult Lesser Jacana), and in flight, both adult and juvenile show no white trailing edge of secondaries. Black line through eye bolder
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4) A Black Crake
Unmistakable with jet-black body, lemon yellow bill and bright red legs.
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5) A White-crowned Lapwing
The best distinguishing features separating it from African Wattled Plover are the black and white wing pattern, white breast and belly, and longer yellow wattles (lacking red at the base). Forehead and central crown is white and the long sharp carpal spurs are usually visible.
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6) A Grey Heron
The white head and hind neck, with black eyebrow and plumes separates it from Black-headed Heron that has a black crown and hind neck. In flight the entire underwing appears uniform dark grey. The bill becomes bright orange and legs bright pinkish red at onset of breeding.
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7) A Pygmy Falcon
The smallest diurnal raptor in the region, about the same size, but stockier than Common Fiscal or Red-backed Shrike. M. Upperparts completely grey. F. Back is deep chestnut. Juv. Similar to respective adults but underparts are washed buff and back feathers fringed rufous.
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8 ) A Juvenile Little Grebe
Sides and front of neck dark rufous-chestnut; pale gape-spot distinctive. Eyes dark red. Non-br. Overall paler, chestnut on neck becoming brownish white. Juv. Like non-br ad with black streaking on head and neck.
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9) A Burchells Sandgrouse
Similar, males with grey faces and females, yellowish. Salmon-rufous underparts with bold white spots distinctive Female Distinguished from females of other sandgrouse sp by the salmon-rufous underparts and bold, white spots above and below.

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10) A juvenile Pale chanting Goshawk
Has overall brown plumage but paler than juv Dark Chanting Goshawk and barred below
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Thank you, sky :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thanks for the answers, Sky. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
I still don't know I could see the difference between the PCG and the DCG without knowing the area. :wall: Shall have to work on that one. :wall:

Like the look of the new challenge. Can recognise one without going to the books :dance: . hooray!

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Only 5/10 for #10 :hmz: :hmz:

It seems it's a lot harder than you think. Sky is really testing our knowledge :wall: :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Any other Ducklings out there :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:

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:yaya:

I am a bit short of time lately, but I'll do my best to manage this one :thumbs_up:


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Hi Micetta! Good to hear you're still about :gflower:

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Hubby is coming home from the hospital tomorrow, so no more running back and forth :wink:


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Such great news Micetta. :D :D Hospital visiting takes up such a huge amount of time.

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Micetta wrote:
Hubby is coming home from the hospital tomorrow, so no more running back and forth :wink:

This is indeed good news :dance: :dance:
It also serves as a reminder that what we do here is good fun but only that

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