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Dave Williams

That's VERY specific and too specific for me. First winter? Really!!!! 

 

but you are correct!!

Well done.

 

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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    

Well, geez @janzin I guess that wasn't hard at all.  You nailed it.  The Elegant Trogon has to be one of the prettiest US birds.  Here's a shot where it's actually in focus.      

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kittykat23uk

bugger, now i have to find a suitable bird.. 

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Galana
33 minutes ago, kittykat23uk said:

bugger, now i have to find a suitable bird.. 

Ha ha.:lol: Serves you right Jo.

I actually looked at that and then saw the distribution chart and thought 'nah' The tortoise would never make it back from the Urals.

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kittykat23uk

the trouble is if I use any from Uganda it will be too easy... :P

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13 minutes ago, Galana said:

Ha ha.:lol: Serves you right Jo.

I actually looked at that and then saw the distribution chart and thought 'nah' The tortoise would never make it back from the Urals.

 

I gave too big a clue Fred. If you google rare warbler Great Orme the answer is there! 

 

My reasoning was that you wouldn't do that but fall for the distribution map trap.

 

It worked!!!:P

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2 hours ago, Dave Williams said:

 

I gave too big a clue Fred. If you google rare warbler Great Orme the answer is there! 

 

My reasoning was that you wouldn't do that but fall for the distribution map trap.

 

It worked!!!:P

 

yup, google is your friend... :lol::P 

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Hopefully I haven't posted this one before.

mystery bird.jpg

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Galana

You did very well to get it to pose without showing the shoulder colours.

Sometimes split into two species so lets just say Euplectes macrourus?

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kittykat23uk

Not a Euplectes macroura (Yellow-shouldered Widowbird) @Galana

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Dave Williams

What about a Red-shouldered Blackbird?

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Galana

Well how about Euplectes concolor? the so called Black Widowbird variant to Redshouldered..

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kittykat23uk
4 hours ago, inyathi said:

@kittykat23uk I'm not certain but how about chopi blackbird?

You got it @inyathi 😁 well I couldn't make it too easy for @Galanaby picking an  African bird.. 

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@kittykat23uk Thanks, I sympathise with now having the extra challenge of trying to find African birds that @Galana won't recognise straight away, I sometimes feel a bit the same about @janzin and Neotropical birds, but in Jan's case you just have to make sure you post your shot whilst she's asleep. :lol:

As soon as I saw your bird, I thought that's got to be a South American bird and chopi blackbird came to mind having seen lots of them in Brazil myself, I thought given your travels there, that's got to be it, checking a book confirmed it was likely correct. 

 

As the site still seems to be undergoing an update, I might hold off posting the next shot until the morning, besides I haven't picked out the next shot yet.  

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Fair enough, once you figured out it was South American, it basically had to be from Brazil, being that is the only country that I have visited in the continent. 

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6 hours ago, inyathi said:

I sometimes feel a bit the same about @janzin and Neotropical birds, but in Jan's case you just have to make sure you post your shot whilst she's asleep. :lol:

 

 

Well I wasn't asleep but I was out all day on a whale watch, so you got lucky :)

 

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3 hours ago, janzin said:

Well I wasn't asleep but I was out all day on a whale watch, so you got lucky :)

 

Well I would say it was you that was the lucky one. Out on the Ocean looking at Whales while many of us are stuck at home in front of a pesky screen being forced to look at obscure images of black birds with black bills hiding in a black bush.:wub:

And all this time @Game Wardenis messing with our eyes.:lol:

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inyathi

Okay, how about this one.

 

Tanz394.jpg.03ac46da7886cde030104998ebb479b0.jpg

 

 

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Soukous

short-toed Rock Thrush ??

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Soukous
2 minutes ago, inyathi said:

@Soukous Good answer, but no.

 

shame, but I'm a bit relieved actually as I have nothing to post

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Soukous

Miombo Rock Thrush

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inyathi
1 minute ago, Soukous said:

I have nothing to post

 

@Soukous That doesn't matter, just post something really easy and hand it on to whoever jumps in first. 

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Galana

Well unless we are being given a massive double bluff one place we need not look is India.:o

Other wise I might have been tempted to suggest cousin Brian's Redstart except it should be greyer not 'blue'.

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@SoukousNot Miombo

 

@GalanaNo bluffing involved as far as I am aware :unsure:, it's not a Hodgson's redstart 

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