ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 February 2010

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ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 February 2010

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:17 pm

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Answers for this challenge are due by replying to this topic by midnight (NZDT) on Sunday 14 February 2010.
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Thanks Brent for the photo, and Wrybill Birding Tours for the prize.
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 February 2010

Postby Jan » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:44 pm

Intermediate Arctic/Parasitic Skua.
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 February 2010

Postby kokakoman » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:42 am

Arctic Skua (juv)
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 February 2010

Postby simon.fordham » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:43 am

Juvenile Pomarine Skua
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 February 2010

Postby Tony Whitehead » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:35 pm

Pomarine Skua
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 February 2010

Postby Richard Schofield » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:32 pm

I'm going for (juvenile) Pomarine Skua, on the basis of width of inner wing, suggestion of double white patch on wing, and two-tone bill.
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 February 2010

Postby mikedm » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:07 pm

Juvenile Arctic Skua
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 February 2010

Postby Nick Allen » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:16 am

Arctic Skua - juv/1st winter. Lacks double wingflash of Pom and isn't brutish/deep chested/broad-winged enough. Too heavy and not front-heavy/rear elongate like Long-tailed - body plumage too streaky too.
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 February 2010

Postby Jan » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:51 pm

I meant immature Arctic Skua. Sorry.
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Re: ID Challenge #7 - closes 14 February 2010

Postby ledzep » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:01 pm

This one is not easy. First thought was a juvenile Black Backed Gull, but the white flash on the wings and small projection past the tail strongly suggests Skua. Only one white wing flash so Pomarine ruled out. I'll go with Arctic Skua.

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