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Galana

It has been a while since I last heard from you,

so perhaps it is time to provide a new clue?

Where @pedro maialed astray so others did follow,

How lucky we were that he did not call "Swallow"!

We were closer by far with that Black-chested Prinia.

No need at all to explore Mother Innia.. (Sorry, but Abyssinia did not scan so well!:lol:)

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I've always viewed the thread "Where was the picture taken" as an extension of this thread "Name the bird", except that the former had to have a picture of wildlife, not necessary a bird. I think both

Woo Hoo! You got it. @mvecht It is a female Jungle Bush Quail. Shot (with a camera ) in Ranthambhore n November 2019     and here is the male    

~ Dear Friends @Soukousand @Galana:   Thank you so much for your kind comments above. I'm grateful for your interest in the East Asian students who have enjoyed playing this game.  

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@GalanaI have not been able to find any good online photos taken from behind of this species so it will be a longshot. Short-toed Rockthrush?

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Galana

I obviously made that clue too easy.

Well done Michael.

Your turn.

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Hurrah, I was running out of RedstartsB)

Try this one

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Galana

You did well to get it to hide its tail.:P

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@Galana Otherwise it might be too easy

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Galana

You will be pleased to learn that this bird is causing me grief. I feel I should know it but just cannot place it. I have seen similar but not in plain grey.

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@Galana  It is very likely that you have seen this species or one of its CousinsB)

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Galana
6 hours ago, mvecht said:

It is very likely that you have seen this species or one of its Cousins

I know. that is what is bugging me.:angry: (There should be an emoji with steam coming from the ears!)

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Galana

Well time is running out for me. The car is packed with Christmas treats and we are about to set off for our weeks holiday.

So even if I awake in the night with the answer on my lips I will have to wait until next week. Lots of chances for others to get to work on it.

So..as we say around here...

Lesh yeearreeyn share son y Nollick as y vlein noa!

 

Drinks at 15.00 GMT on 25th.

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@Galana A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You too as well as all others on this forum.

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Galana

Thanks for the good wishes. Christmas was spent quietly somewhere warm.

Back home hard at work now.

Took a look at this bird to see if anyone had had a go.

Well I am still bugged by it but I am inclined to think we have a grey morph of a South West African bird so may as well throw that in the ring.

Mountain Wheatear??

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@Galana

 

I will not intervene in this game as you know in the meantime but take the opportunity that I see you are online ( I am more online than offline lately  in this holiday period ) to wish you and your family a very happy and of course healthy 2021 !

 

 

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@galana welcome home

a qualified guess but wrong continent and not a Wheatear:rolleyes:

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It sure looks a lot like a Northern Mockingbird. 

 

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Galana
7 hours ago, BRACQUENE said:

take the opportunity that I see you are online ( I am more online than offline lately  in this holiday period ) to wish you and your family a very happy and of course healthy 2021 !

Belated thanks for those good wishes and of course same to you.

We all must hope for better times in 2021. Much as I liked my small cottage this past week I need an Ellie FIX!

 

5 hours ago, mvecht said:

@galana welcome home

Thank you @mvecht

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@Janzin I agree, it looks a lot like a Northern Mockingbird. You are getting very close to the correct answer.

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kittykat23uk

tropical mockingbird?

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Hopefully I have't posted this one before...

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13 hours ago, mvecht said:

@Janzin I agree, it looks a lot like a Northern Mockingbird. You are getting very close to the correct answer.

ach, I was going to say Tropical Mocker next but I didn't come back soon enough! Oh well!

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3 hours ago, mvecht said:

@kittykat23ukMaybe this is a bird from your Borneo trip? Little Spiderhunter?

Well that didn't last long! 😂 Over to you! 

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Try this one?

Happy New Year to everybone.

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Galana

Happy New Year indeed and thanks.

Your offering has us back in the land of the LBJs with a vengeance.

Your Mocking bird lasted 10 days so I am deep in my LBJ books and hope others will join in soon.

I think we had its cousin on here recently but that's as close as I can get at the moment.

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