Mystery Bird #3 The Answer

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Mystery Bird #3 The Answer

Postby sav » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:09 pm

OK, its a fair cop - this was too hard!! Only 12 people attempted the answer, so I guess that a bunch of others didnt get to the point where they thought they had a sensible one. Five got it right and, remarkably, Igor was not one of them.....

The answers that did come in showed an amazing degree of variation - raptor, shorebird, passerine and the one which was correct! I think all the answers were sort of plausible, but I wonder how many will listen again once the true identity is revealed and say "Oh, of course!!".

The bird was in fact a Brown Quail (and yes, Jan, it was recorded on Tiritiri).

Photo next month. Something easy (yeah right!)

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Re: Mystery Bird #3 The Answer

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:23 pm

Yes, a bit tough I guess.
Here is another recording of the "plaintive languid 'ker-wee', the second syllable drawn out and with a rising inflection" (Heather & Robertson).

mysterysound1.mp3 [ 52.03 KiB | Viewed 6696 times ]

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Re: Mystery Bird #3 The Answer

Postby philbattley » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:31 pm

I see that 4 of the 5 people who got it right live, or have lived, on the latitude of Coromandel or north, and all must have no doubt visited Tiritiri. I think Jan deserves a bonus point for getting it right from so far away!

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Re: Mystery Bird #3 The Answer

Postby Jan » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:12 pm

Thank you Phil, so do I! Especially since I've probably dipped on the 4th one.

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