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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:49 am

I am really struggling with the latest challenge :wall: :wall: :wall:
But I will send what I have before Friday

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Unread postby inyanga30 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:08 am

Thanks ATB, great challenge. Really dusted off my little grey cells.
Delighted with 10/11. Not quite sure how I managed that especially with the last few birds! :wall:

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Unread postby umtali1 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:32 pm

10/11 for me too :dance:
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby Gypsy » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:06 pm

Great score Hilda :clap:
Submitting my answers shortly but those LBJs ... :roll:

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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby Gypsy » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:09 pm

Wow Umtali1 and Inyanga30.
Awesome scores :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Unread postby hilda » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:16 am

GREAT scores umtali1 and Inyanga30! Very well done! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby Imax » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:16 pm

Challenge 18/2015

Slightly earlier, before the office rush tomorrow hamstrings me. :?

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Bonus Question:
Which bird’s call sound like the words “Beer and Cognac” repeated a few times?
Clue: A terrestrial that calls mainly early morning or late afternoon

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Unread postby hilda » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:12 am

Thank you for a very interesting challenge #18/2015 Imax! This will keep my paging forever! :D
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby addictedToBirds » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:06 am

I will only post the answers for #17 this evening, so anyone who still wants to try must feel free to do so.

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Unread postby hilda » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:55 am

:thumbs_up: addictedToBirds!
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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby Gypsy » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:40 am

Thanks again ATB for a very challenging #17.
I am very happy with 9/11 after spending forever on the last four birds.

I see Imax has given us a very interesting challenge too.
Thanks in advance, Imax for all the exercise I am going to get paging and paging and paging. :)

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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:01 am

At least I passed this challenge - looking forward to the answers!

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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby addictedToBirds » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:03 pm

Hi again.

Bird Quiz Answers for #17 of 2015.

I am very pleased with the turn-out of 16 birders for what was a real challenge. The average score was 8.7 out of 11.

1. Allen's Gallinule (formally Lesser Gallinule). [Number correct = 16]. Blue frontal shield was the give away here.

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2. Diderick Cuckoo male immature. [7]. This bird proved a lot tougher than I thought it would. This bird is in the transition of the Juv brown to the normal green of either a Klaas' or Diderick. Note the white moustachial stripe, the develop of the white spots on the wing and the pattern on the wing. All these features point towards Diderick.

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3. Burnt-Necked Eremomela. [11]. This bird is in it's non-breeding plumage otherwise it would have it's rusty collar. Tiny, slim and leggy warbler. Pale yellow below and blue-grey above added to the pale eye.

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4. Common Scimitarbill. [16]. No problems here. The slim heavily decurved bill was the key feature.

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5. Slaty Egret. [15]. No problems here. The completely yellow legs eliminates all other options.

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6. Black Cuckooshrike female. [16]. No problems here. The yellow on the outside of the feathers on the wing is the key feature.

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7. Black-Fronted Bushshrike. [15]. No problems here. The complete black mask is the key feature.

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8. White-Browed Scrub-Robin. [9]. Heavily marked face and breast. This is the classic singing pose for this Scrub-Robin.

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9. Lesser Swamp-Warbler (formally Cape Reed Warbler). [12]. The habitat should limit the options a bit. Distinctly two tone with white under and brown above. White eyebrow. Black legs.

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10. Bushveld Pipit. [6]. One of the smaller pipits. The options for smaller pipits are Short-tailed, Bushveld and Tree. Short-Tailed Pipit never perches in a tree which eliminates it for this bird. The Tree Pipit has streaking all the way down the flank. That leaves only the Bushveld Pipit. A few people suggested a Wood Pipit, but that has very prominent facial markings.

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11. Tree Pipit. [8]. Again, it is one of the smaller pipits. Again because it is in a tree, you can eliminate the Short-Tailed Pipit. The streaking on the breast of a Bushveld Pipit is normally a bit finer than that of the Tree Pipit. This bird seems to have botcher streaking. The absolute clincher to separate these two birds though is the streaking on the flanks which is unfortunately not seen in this picture, which is why I gave the hint that there was no repeated bird.

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I am very happy with everyone's effort on this one and I hope some of my pointers will help you find these birds in the bush.

Until next time,

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Re: Bird ID Challenge.

Unread postby umtali1 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:28 pm

Thank you ATB for your interesting challenge. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: It certainly taxed my grey matter, especially those pipits, even though I did bet them correct.

Looks like lots of paging for Imax's challenge :think:
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