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@mvechtWell it would depend on where I was when I saw a Northern Wheatear of course but this is not really relevant.:P

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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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Perhaps I should clarify the above post?  It is not a Northern Wheatear.

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Soukous
2 minutes ago, Galana said:

Perhaps I should clarify the above post?  It is not a Northern Wheatear.

 

thank you for the clarification.

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Galana
On 1/31/2021 at 11:25 AM, Soukous said:

thank you for the clarification.

Well now that is clarified is there anybody out there going to try their luck?

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Soukous

I have looked at this many times but not been able to ID.

The posture & tail position suggest a Scrub Robin, or Apalis but I have no idea of size and I can't match the plumage anyway.

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Galana

Size wize you are not far out with apalis.

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Soukous
12 hours ago, Galana said:

Size wize you are not far out with apalis.

 

Progress of sorts.

Sadly, as far as I can see most Apalis have pinkish legs and the eye colour seems to rule out Prinias

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Galana

Not a Prinia or Apalis. NB, I did just say 'size' as a guide.

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9 minutes ago, Galana said:

Not a Prinia or Apalis. NB, I did just say 'size' as a guide.

 

Yup, I got that, but I just cannot find a suitable candidate that fits plumage and size and stance 

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Galana
7 hours ago, Soukous said:

I just cannot find a suitable candidate that fits plumage and size and stance 

Perhaps you are not looking in the right place?

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Soukous
13 hours ago, Galana said:

Perhaps you are not looking in the right place?

undoubtedly true - are you saying I should find it in one of my books? or is it possible that it is outside my areas of coverage?

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2 hours ago, Soukous said:

are you saying I should find it in one of my books?

Whilst I have never seen your library so cannot speak with any certainty I should be very surprised to find it lacking in this respect.;)

 

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I hope @pedro maiawon't mind me borrowing this, but as I seem to be the only contestant I too have reached a 

 

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7 minutes ago, Soukous said:

I hope @pedro maiawon't mind me borrowing this, but as I seem to be the only contestant I too have reached a 

 

 

Be my guess...

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9 minutes ago, pedro maia said:

guess

 

'guest'

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pedro maia
1 hour ago, Soukous said:

 

'guest'


Of course, tihanks, I should be thinking on what we need, guesses :P.

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inyathi

@GalanaWell having nailed the bird in the other game, helping to give the answer away in the process, I should have a go at this one. I was fairly confident when this first came up that this is an African bird, flicking through my Indian book just now has changed my opinion, but as yet I've not determined which African bird, I need to put down Birds of Africa South of the Sahara and try other books, I hope then I might be able to make a guess, as a few options have already been ruled out, but we will see.

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Well I haven't looked at this thread in awhile but when I saw this last one my immediate impression was Mockingbird. Since I'm not too sure where @Galana has been in the Americas, other than Ecuador, and it doesn't look quite like our Northern, I will throw out Tropical Mockingbird. I'm probably way off.

 

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Galana
3 hours ago, janzin said:

I will throw out Tropical Mockingbird. I'm probably way off.

True. You are way off. Sorry.

 

3 hours ago, inyathi said:

Well having nailed the bird in the other game, helping to give the answer away in the process,

You did rather. I honestly thought you would get that one fairly early on.

 

A tip for everyone in the game.

That pose is non typical of the bird.

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10 hours ago, Galana said:

A tip for everyone in the game.

That pose is non typical of the bird.

 

NOW you tell us ^_^

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@GalanaThis will probably be totally wrong, but after my last comment, I feel I have to take a punt, so I will say how about Marico Flycatcher?

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1 hour ago, inyathi said:

I feel I have to take a punt, so I will say how about Marico Flycatcher?

Sorry no. Probably time for more help.

It is NOT a flycatcher although no doubt it will eat some.

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11 hours ago, Galana said:

It is NOT a flycatcher although no doubt it will eat some.

 

It doesn't look fierce enough to eat Flycatchers :rolleyes:

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Seeing as how we need signage now here is one for @Soukous.

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And for the guidance of the literati still guessing the bird...

I quote:-

"   The heaven such grace did lend her,

That she might admirèd be."

 

You may find that of assistance in getting closer.:P

 
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Soukous
4 minutes ago, Galana said:

"   The heaven such grace did lend her,

That she might admirèd be."

 

OK, so it must be a wobbler, the closest I can find in me book is the Arabian Warbler although that seems to be a bit off your patch.  In the right light it could be a Lesser Whitethroat.

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