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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:01 am 
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Yikes, I got 4/8 :redface:
Back to the duckling challenges for me...


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Dave!!! :thumbs_up:

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I will be posting answers tomorrow if there is still some of you who wants to take part in my challenge...


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done davejenny :clap: :clap: :clap:

6/8 for me :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Sharifa! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:19 pm 
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Challenge #27 Answers

#1 Red-faced Cisticola
A plain backed Cisticola with rich brown facial markings and flanks…

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#2 Brubru
Everybody got this one, a very straight forward ID
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#3 Little Rush Warbler
The long rounded tail combined with the dark brown upper parts, rufous flanks and fine streaking on the throat are the best clues to look for.
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#4 Orange-breasted Waxbill
The orange-red rump and short tail are diagnostic. These birds are found close to water so the reed it’s sitting on is also a good clue…
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#5 Juv Saddle-billed Stork
The easy one I thought turned out to be rather difficult!
The only Stork with a “saddle” at the base of the bill and although not yellow already visible even on the younger birds but just grey in colour. Differs further from Wooly-necked Stork by having a white belly and lacks the dark forehead of the juv. Wooly-necked Stork.
ImageSaddle-billed with Adult Wooly-necked Stork in the background
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#6 Chestnut-backed Sparrowlark Female
A ground dwelling bird with a black patch on the belly with the rich rufous on the wings are the main field characters.
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#7 Dark Chanting Goshawk
The long bare orange legs and fine streaks on the belly indicate Goshawk. The dark rump and secondaries are the best characters to separate this species from Pale Chanting Goshawk.
ImagePale-Chanting GH
ImageDark-Chanting GH

#8 Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher female
The white wing bar and crest are the best clues and the pale blue-grey head with mottled throat indicate the female here.
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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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thanks Lizet :D
always intersting to see the difference between 2 birds :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you Lizet! I was completely in the dark regarding no. 4! :D

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Thank you Lizet :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Award: Birder of the Year (2012)
Thanks a 1'000'000 to the three 'mites that helped out during my absence! :hands:

I returned to a bit of chaos at work, so my appologies for posting the next challenge late...

Here is #28 of 2012

#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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Eight birds only... I'll get going with the twists again next week.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Welcome back Johan. No mercy, only Johan style


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:27 pm 
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welcome back... to the busy...
and thanks for the present :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thanks PL; AdrianP and Lizet for some challenging ID's - welcome back Johan! New pics, new birds - 2 of them drowned and 1 has only 1 leg :? :?
Oh boy.......... :roll:

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Thanks again for your challenges Panthero-Leo, Adrianp and Lizet! Although difficult, it was fun! :D

Welcome back Johan, and thanks for this challenge. It is going to be a struggle! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Many thanks to PL, adrianp and Lizet :thumbs_up:

Welcome back Johan

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