ID Challenge #10 - closes 14 April 2011

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Re: ID Challenge #10 - closes 14 April 2011

Postby mark ayre » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:49 pm

Looks Like one of those brown skuas from down in Stewart island

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Re: ID Challenge #10 - closes 14 April 2011

Postby simon.fordham » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:50 pm

This is a tough one.

I'll have a shot in the dark - Subantarctic Skua Catharacta antarctica

Missed???
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Re: ID Challenge #10 - closes 14 April 2011

Postby Shane McPherson » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:07 am

kookaburra
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Re: ID Challenge #10 - closes 14 April 2011

Postby Byrd » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:15 pm

It looks like a nightjar! I can't think of any big brown birds with white wing patches other than the skuas, so I'm just going to say brown skua, because I wouldn't have a clue how to tell a brown skua from a South Polar skua, especially from the rear end.

So brown skua for me....
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Re: ID Challenge #10 - closes 14 April 2011

Postby tim » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:32 am

arctic skua
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Re: ID Challenge #10 - closes 14 April 2011

Postby Ross Silcock » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:04 pm

Black Kite (I see a pine tree in the background)

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