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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:49 pm 
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1. South african shelduck
2. White backed duck
3. Cape shoveler
4. African pygme goose??
5. Fulvous duck
6. Hottentot teal??? (the colours look wrong, but could be the pic)
7. Maccoa duck on a day when it did not stick up the tail :lol: (seems
that the blue billed duck is only in Australia)
8. It is not a white-faced duck – it has a yellow something above the
bill, on the other hand what else :hmz: – The white-faced
whisteling duck is alike.
9. Red-billed teal

To morrow morning I am off on holiday and will not have much time, I am taking the lap top though :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you for this delightful topic. I started late and worked to identify the photo's before moving on to the next post - I had a few troubles - especially the dwarf bittern which I could have sworn was a Malagasy pondheron and the whitethroated robinchat which was of course wrong, but close enough.

My guesses on the ducks:
1. Cape shoveler - very far away so a rough guess.
2. Whitebacked duck or Northern pintail :|
3. Picture won't load - so no idea... :doh:
4. Fulvous duck
5. Whitefaced duck
6. Cape teal.


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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1)South african Shelduck
2)White backed duck
3)Cape shoveller
4)Female SA shelduck but not sure
5)Fulvous duck
6)HOttentot teal
7)Maccoa duck
8)White faced duck
9)Bit far but Redbilled teal but not sure

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Here are the answers for the ducks
#1 South african shelduck male -the female got white in the face
#2 White backed duck
#3 Cape shoveler
#4 African pygmy goose
#5 Fulvous duck
#6 Hottentot teal
#7 Maccoa duck
#8 White faced duck+Southern pochard in the middel
#9 Red billed teal

Micetta you are becoming an A+ student,enjoy the holiday


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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:dance: :dance: :dance: I am already enjoying the holiday :D


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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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Ok i am back to help! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hey looks like I got 8 out of 9!

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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While Sparks thinks about a nasty one here is one that may test you :whistle:
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ENJOY


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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No school for me until after the 23rd........... :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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ivan wrote:
While Sparks thinks about a nasty one here is one that may test you


I'll give it a shot, with trepidation :redface:

1. Ground Woodpecker
2. Bennett's Woodpecker
3. Golden-tailed Woodpecker (male)
4. Cardinal Woodpecker (male)
5. Boulder or Ant-eating chat (???)

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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WOW, what a delightful thread! Only saw it now ... after all this time. This I can get my teeth into!
BTW, if I have pics of any birds I cannot identify, where can I post them for help?

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi there are 3 threads at the start of Birds split into raptors general birds and LBJ's post your pics into the thread as a reply the picture posting instructions are under travel tales the first or second item remember if using tinypic to do this to create an account for yourself first (they are free no charges)before resizing and posting or the pics will be deleted after a short while.


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Thanks, wingman, for the clear advice. I have to master picture postings very soon because I want to do a Travel Report, and they're duller without visuals. I'll get to it asap. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Here goes. This might seem NASTY but stick with me. This might even spark some debate.... great and even some of the big tickers will dispute......Great just what we need now that the holiday is over. While there's no birding mod around try this one for size. As before the photos were taken in Kruger.

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Another insignificant little point to make you think: What is the qualifying trait for a raptor. And just to help you it is not the fact that it is a predator. A fiscal shrike is also a predator as it hunts and kills live prey but it is nor classified as a raptor :hmz:

Before I go a BEEEEEG welcome to the new folks I hope you get to enjoy the feathered friends as much as I do :dance: Jump in and debate with us, we are all learning. :thumbs_up:

Apologies Ivan, I did not see your quiz was so fresh as my conection is horribly slow tonight. With our bird mod out of town I can not even ask her to drop my posting so the folks will have to double their efforts :redface:

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