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ElaineAust

Thanks @Galana.  Ethiopia 1998 from your website.  1998 was my second year in Africa.  Hoping 2021 is the next.

 

This is my entry today 1184875071_Namethatbird.jpg.eafc3e0c2793e64b3bd16c66a10f8bc4.jpg

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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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Galana
2 minutes ago, ElaineAust said:

Ethiopia 1998 from your website

Darn it. I forgot it was there from pre digital days.

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Galana

Slow start here, no doubt due to the likely location of the subject. It has a strong likeness to some African Starlings but I doubt that will be the case.

Let's hope somebody, @inyathican shed some light into our darkness soon. An Oz list I do not have and my knowledge is limited to Emu, Wedgies and a few Cockatoos and Parrots. Oh and the Kookaburra too.

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The profile is reminiscent of a Wattlebird, but I can't see a wattle.

Could it be a juvenile Red Wattlebird?

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@Galana I could indeed shed some light, I wasn't going to but perhaps I will, at least offer a tiny bit of light, as we've now had several responses. :)

 

I have a few times said, that when a new bird appears I can often guess which part of the world it is from, but I don't always get it right, I have had a bit of trouble with some recent birds, usually ones that could be either African or Asian where I've picked the wrong continent and then wasted time going through the wrong books.

 

@ElaineAust

 

Not this time, I was confident as soon as I saw this one, that I knew exactly where it was from, a quick look at the right book this morning confirmed I was almost certainly correct and gave me the likely answer, because I already had a rough idea as to the family, likely because checking my bird list, revealed as I suspected, that I have seen this species, but I would not have remembered the name without looking in the book, checking a few photos online confirmed I certainly had the correct answer, but I decided to hold off posting. 

 

Rather than give the answer now, to give someone else a chance to get it, I will just say, I wonder if this was a garden bird?

 

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Galana

Well with a clue like that I am reminded of another species to add to my short list above.

I have never seen an illustration of a two tone but it may be juvenile.

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ElaineAust

Good morning all.

@SoukousI am sorry it is not a Red Wattlebird

@inyathiThe photo was taken in my back yard and these birds are common in early summer

  @Galana it is a juvenile

Now for a coffee

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Good afternoon all and it is time I logged off from the wide world and although I am sure one of the participant knows this bird, I thought I would post a clue to keep the thread going.

James Hetfield.

Over to you.

Elaine

 

 

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Soukous

Perhaps a Western Wattlebird

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ElaineAust

Hi @Soukous.  Sorry Martin it is not a Western Wattlebird.

Check the clue. "James Hetfield".

Elaine

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35 minutes ago, ElaineAust said:

Check the clue. "James Hetfield".

Metallica guitarist ? 

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ElaineAust

Hi @Soukous

Shorten Metallica a bit.

Then you need the other part of the name.

Remember  we are in Queensland.

Elaine

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Soukous

a juvenile Metallic Starling

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ElaineAust

Thank you @Soukous

The bird is now in your court:D

Elaine

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Just now, ElaineAust said:

Thank you @Soukous

The bird is now in your court:D

Elaine

 

I really should know better. I get caught up in the challenge, forgetting that I have nothing to post if I get it right. ;)

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Soukous

Here you go

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Galana

Bother. 18 hours ago I was into Starlings (looking like a young Violet backed) but got swayed by a false lead to Garden birds to Bower birds.

 

But @Soukous's offering looks tempting.

I think I have the genera but wonder if the cliff or cave is relevant.

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38 minutes ago, Galana said:

But @Soukous's offering looks tempting.

I think I have the genera but wonder if the cliff or cave is relevant.

 

:rolleyes:

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mvecht

@SoukousBlack-banded Woodcreeper?

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Soukous
Just now, mvecht said:

@SoukousBlack-banded Woodcreeper?

 

sorry sir, it is not :(

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Galana

Those wet cliffs lead me to suggest Surfbirds.

Let's try Surf Cinclodes although I did not know you had been to Peru.

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Soukous
On 2/11/2021 at 7:39 PM, Galana said:

Those wet cliffs lead me to suggest Surfbirds.

Let's try Surf Cinclodes although I did not know you had been to Peru.

 

so sorry sir, I somehow missed your reply.

Let me just say, I have never been to Peru. 

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Galana

I thought it may have been something I said.:ph34r:

So not Peru. Ah well. the world is my oyster.

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Soukous
55 minutes ago, Galana said:

Ah well. the world is my oyster

 

not really, I haven't been to very many places.

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Perhaps I should forget my obsession with Cinclodes and wet rocks although that bird is a dead ringer for one of these

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with maybe a bit short of tail feathers.

OK. Should we be looking at Woodpeckers perhaps?

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