ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 January 2011

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David Riddell
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 January 2011

Postby David Riddell » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:36 pm

On the strength of the gape running past the eye I'm going to plug for good old white heron.
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Peter Frost
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 January 2011

Postby Peter Frost » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:54 pm

Despite the presence of a cow in the background, this is surely a white heron (kotuku). The gape extends beyond the rear end of the eye (thus ruling out Intermediate Egret and Cattle Egret), and the 'jizz' is wrong for a cattle egret (although cattle egret can extend their necks, to have an S-shaped neck and humped back is unlike a cattle egret with an extended neck).

Peter
Bruce McKinlay
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 January 2011

Postby Bruce McKinlay » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:02 pm

Based on the gape extending beyond the eye I pick a white heron. Bruce
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 January 2011

Postby simon.fordham » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:20 pm

White Heron - Egretta alba
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philbattley
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 January 2011

Postby philbattley » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:18 pm

Great Egret. And a young bull.

Phil
TonyWilson
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 January 2011

Postby TonyWilson » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:03 pm

Great Egret.
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igor
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 January 2011

Postby igor » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:51 am

White heron
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 January 2011

Postby kaimaikid » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:53 am

White heron or kotuku

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