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Galana
3 minutes ago, Soukous said:

Please have mercy on a fella who is too easily confused.

Mercy and deep empathy.;)

 

I was looking to you folks to help ME!

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Soukous
4 minutes ago, Galana said:

Has @inyathi opted out of this?

 

I don't think he realised that he had the correct answer (Crested Francolin) but was penalised for a dropped capital letter. and as for your ultimate deterrent..... words fail me

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Soukous
Just now, Soukous said:

 

I don't think he realised that he had the correct answer (Crested Francolin) but was penalised for a dropped capital letter. and as for your ultimate deterrent..... words fail me

 

is it Name that Bird or Find that Bird?

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Galana

Well I can understand the confusion what with missing letters and golfing cuckoos but I did ping him @inyathia few times subsequently.

2 minutes ago, Soukous said:

is it Name that Bird or Find that Bird?

"That one must find before one can identify would be logical Captain". As Spock would put it.

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Soukous

well, IF what I think is the bird is in fact the bird... then how about an African Shrike Flycatcher? (female)

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Dave Williams

It's a small Owl perhaps? I can't believe I'm even trying to guess!!

 

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pedro maia
1 hour ago, Galana said:

Has @inyathi opted out of this?

To fill time here is one of my better ultimate deterrent choices.

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Dedicated to @Dave Williams and @Peter Connan.:wub:

 

Wrong topic, that´s the kind of photo you use for where was the picture taken...

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Soukous
2 minutes ago, pedro maia said:

Wrong topic, that´s the kind of photo you use for where was the picture taken...

 

I think you mean "why was this picture taken?" :P

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Galana
1 hour ago, Soukous said:

then how about an African Shrike Flycatcher? (female)

See. Even having a go at the gender. Gender correct! Species not.

 

33 minutes ago, pedro maia said:

that´s the kind of photo you use for where was the picture taken...

We all can see where. Next to a thorn bush.:D

 

1 hour ago, Dave Williams said:

I can't believe I'm even trying to guess!!

You cannot resist. :ph34r:

Not an Owl of any size. Good try.

I see @inyathiis back with us.

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Galana
36 minutes ago, Soukous said:

I think you mean "why was this picture taken?" 

I can answer that. As you know view finders on bridge cameras are not the best so one has to take an inspired guess when trying a shot of a bird that is quite visible with the naked eye but not in the view finder. I do have 'better' ones but thought to share this.

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@Galana Sorry, I'm very easily confused:unsure: I hadn't registered, that my answer was correct, I thought perhaps it was a case of nearly but not quite, so I didn't have a new shot picked out, choosing one takes a while, I have an album of photos online called Birds of the World, the number of photos in it is fast approaching 2000 :lol:, unfortunately it won't be 2000 different birds and many are too easy, but I should still have plenty of good hard ones to choose from and I've still got plenty more on my hard drives, I just need to make sure I know what they all are.  So as not to hold things up any further have a go at this one.

 

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Galana

Welcome back. sorry for any confusion.

Well if we look at it a Continent at a time and deal with Africa first I suggest we are looking at an Olive Thrush.

Brown top mandible and more Orange on the belly.

Of course splitters may prefer Roehli from the Usumbaras (so called Usumbara Thrush) but I don't think so.

 

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@Galana A good suggestion, but it's not an Usambara or any sort of olive thrush, all I'll add at this point just to be really helpful ;) is that thrushes live on all but two continents and there are 300 species, so plenty more to chose from. :lol:  

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@pedro maia Yes well done, it is a rufous-bellied thrush the national bird of Brazil, that went a bit quicker than I expected. 

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pedro maia

I wasn´t really prepared to guess :P.

 

Let´s try this one, don´t know if it´s easy or not:

 

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Dave Williams

It's a Cisticola perhaps Zitting? perhaps not but a start!

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1 hour ago, pedro maia said:

Btw, I don’t know what’s a tucoyo.

Another typo.
Sparrow,_Tocuyo   Arremonops tocuyensis 

 

Try Black-striped Sparrow. Or Green-backed.

 

Back on home ground and inspired by @inyathi could I suggest Steel-blue Whydah.

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pedro maia

It’s not a village indigobird nor a Steel-blue Whydah.

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Well that's burned up Africa I think, so where are we?

Did you miss my offering of Black-striped Sparrow?

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pedro maia
38 minutes ago, Galana said:

Well that's burned up Africa I think, so where are we?

Did you miss my offering of Black-striped Sparrow?

 

Sorry Fred, it´s not a Black-striped sparrow nor a Green-backed sparrow.

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