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An angular blob - I call rubbish!

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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    

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

Finally one I recognized I've got nice photos of them from Brazil and Colombia, they are widespread in South America and come to feeders. Funny thing is I started searching for birds from exotic loca

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I was invited to send a photographic contribution to a new book that was being published a few years ago and the aim was to provide something different as an aid to seawatching on the eastern coast of North America. My contribution was accepted but by the time I was asked to submit the original I had deleted it. I apologised but it was explained to me that any shot of that species in flight would do in it's place. The aim of the book wasn't near perfect shots but an attempt to recreate what you actually see  when seawatching which is often a very distant view and sometimes all you have to go on is the shape and outline of the bird.

I'm impressed by the level of knowledge some people have that enables an identification from such limited views, or indeed by birdsong. I have been birding for about 12 years and I have barely scratched the surface and although my interest is largely restricted to countries I have , or am likely to visit, I recognise this game as a good learning curve and the quality of imagery isn't about perfection! 

With Peter's clue I immediately thought Great Skua then scrolled down to see Fred had already suggested a different one. I checked and Great Skua doesn't occur in southern waters and neither does Sub Antartic Skua @Galana

 

Sub Antarctic Skua, also known as Southern Great Skua or Haloakoa does though

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8 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:

and neither does Sub Antartic Skua @Galana

 

Sub Antarctic Skua, also known as Southern Great Skua or Haloakoa does though

What's a "c" among friends?:ph34r:

It's a rotten shot and I did not see that extra letter.

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1 minute ago, Galana said:

What's a "c" among friends?:ph34r:

  

Everything :P

 

Not going to row about it but crow that if correct I win:rolleyes:

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Peter Connan

Over to Dave...

 

Well guessed!

 

:D

 

On a more serious note, this was indeed an awful photo. I hope never to post such a bad photo again. The fact that it only took a handful of guesses is incredible, and for all I know it could be an owl, I am taking the word of the guy who took it.

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I took that one by default really so I'm happy to give this one to whoever wants to post the next shot!

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On 9/9/2020 at 7:30 PM, Dave Williams said:

What by?  

 

Sorry, I meant which one?:rolleyes:

 

There is only one bittern 😉 Fat orange heron. 

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3 hours ago, mvecht said:

Cape Verde Sparrow?

 

 

Correct!

 

Wasn't sure how long it would last!

 

 

 

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This one should not be too difficult but be aware that it can be confused with other species

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If in Europe and that looks like a Golf course, it is Common (European) Cuckoo canorus.

If in Africa it could be Red-chested Cuckoo.

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@Galana  You got one out of two.

It is a golf course:D  It is not a Cuckoo of any kind.

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3 hours ago, mvecht said:

@Galana  You got one out of two.

It is a golf course:D  It is not a Cuckoo of any kind.

 

Oh my goodness! :o

Is too long in lockdown sapping your superpowers @Galana?

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4 hours ago, mvecht said:

You got one out of two.

Well that 's a start.

 

Well if not  a Cuckoo how abut Asian Koel Imm female?

47 minutes ago, Soukous said:

Is too long in lockdown sapping your superpowers @Galana?

Well something must be. If indeed they ever existed.

 

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@Galana When I wrote "not a Cuckoo of any kind" I also meant related species:D

You will have to look in a very different chapter in your bird book.

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So, it's not a Great spotted Cuckoo which was my first thought.

Well it's a golf course for sure. definitely a birdie. It's not an Albatross but it's a wayward bird you won't usually find playing golf so I'll have a stab at a Long-tailed Skua

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@Dave Williams  It is not a Skua or any other Seabird.  Your line of thought around golf may bring you closer to the correct family but not necessarily the right species.

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30 minutes ago, mvecht said:

Your line of thought around golf may bring you closer to the correct family

I don't play but the only avian with a golf connection I have heard of is a "Birdie"! That's not gong to narrow it down much.:D

Club? Putter? Caddy? 19th Hole, Bar?:lol:

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42 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:

it's a wayward bird you won't usually find playing golf

I know a few of them too but this is a family game.:o

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What is in between birdie and albatross?

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Shhh! Don't tell @Dave Williamsbut I am already looking there.

I got as far as Short-toed Eagle.

 

Which Club were you playing at?

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Wild guess but not much fits a barred belly area. Juv Sparrowhawk.

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@Galana  I would say the tail is too long for a Sparrowhawk but you are in the correct family of birds.

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The answer is of courser, a Bronzed-winged one at a guess?

 

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