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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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Micetta wrote:
Lately I am doing nothing but Bird ID challenges :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :lol:

Thank you, Sky :thumbs_up:

And then she gets 14/14 + BB for Sky 30 :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance: :clap: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Well done. Some great scores.

Thanks for the next challenge, Sky!


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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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True! Lol

Have send in my answers, now just waiting for those results. Lol


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Hi Ducklings

some off you missed the All pics taken around Satara bit and
satara now has a couple of new birds :lol: :lol:

Thanks to everyone that entered :clap: :clap:

1) A Pied kingfisher - no problems with this bird and everyone had it correct
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2) a grey heron also no problems here
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3) A Burchell's coucal - quite a number of Senegal coucals slipped in. Similar to the Senegal
Coucal but rump and tail coverts finely barred. Distribution overlaps only slightly with the smaller Senegal Coucal. Juv has white eyebrow and streaking on brownish crown

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4) Three-banded Plover Only plover in the region with a double black breast band
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5) Woolly necked Stork - also no problems with this bird The only bird in the region with a black body and a white wolly-looking neck
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6) White-faced Whistling Duck Very distinctive white face, overall dark colour and barred flanks
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7) A Magpie Shrike Striking long graduated tail and black and white plumage distinctive
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8 ) A Southern White-crowned Shrike - No problems here A White crown and dark line through the eye diagnostic. The juvenile has a off-white mottled brown crown
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9) This bird gave a lot of troubles - A Juvenile Redbilled Buffalo Weaver Black plumage with lightly flecked white flanks and primary edges. The Female is more brownish black.
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10) A redbilled oxpexker - One and all had this one
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11) A Black-crowned TchagraThe black , brown and Southern Tchagras also have chestnut wings, long broad white eyebrows and white tips to the outer feathers, but the combination of black crown and greyish underparts are diagnostic
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12) Juvenile green-backed heron - the confusing bird here is the black-backed night Heron Eye colour is a good feature. So is the colour of the legs and bill. BCNH eyes start out light orange, turns dark orange, going red in adulthood. The challenge bird's eye colour in this instance is yellow. Depending on breeding cycle, GBH's eyes only turn orange-red when in full breeding colours. If one carefully considers age and breeding cycle, the eye colour is a diagnostic feature.


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13) A Sabota Lark A medium sized lark with boldly marked head features, white eyebrow that extends well behind the eye, black eye stripe, white cresent below eye and moustachial and malar stripes.
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14) African Pipit The most abundant Pipit in the region. Key features are the conspicuous white outer tai feathers, boldly streaked breast, distinct back streaking on the mantle, yellowish base to the lower mandible and slender upright apearance. The dark malar stripe and bold facial markings also hepl identification
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and a BB :rtm:
15) A Female chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark (Chestnutbacked-Finchlark) - About everyone had this bird correct. Pale chestnut-brown upperparts and light collar that extends round to nape.
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you Ladybirder,Hilda and Super Mongoose :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Micetta! Image

Congratulations! :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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MarkusF wrote:
True! Lol

Have send in my answers, now just waiting for those results. Lol


Not much to :lol: :lol:
Well done :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you Sky for the answers. :thumbs_up: As a matter of interest how many took part?


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you Sky for the answers. :thumbs_up: As a matter of interest how many took part?


I think 8 people participated. It's interesting you have a couple of regulars and then others coming and going

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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More regulars would be great! We must work on it :twisted: :rtm: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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I would have thought more members would participate regularly. How can one attract more participants? It's such a great fun way to learn more about bird species and I will for sure going to the parks in future with a different attitude.


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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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Congratulations! :gflower:


And Hilda also Image

14/14 + BB :dance: :dance: :clap: :clap:

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