ID Challenge #11 - closes 14 June 2010

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ID Challenge #11 - closes 14 June 2010

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:01 am

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I'm a little late posting this, so answers for this challenge are due by replying to this topic by 0700 (NZST) on Tuesday 15 June 2010 (but I suggest you aim to get them in by the 14th, as usual, hence the subject line ;) ).

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The winner of the 2009-2010 ID Quiz will get one free place on a scheduled Wrybill Birding Tours, NZ pelagic trip!

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Re: ID Challenge #11 - closes 14 June 2010

Postby tim » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:36 pm

its a whitehead from the underneath colour cream colour and light brown top.
The other birds that are simlar wouldnt approach the ground as whiteheads do eg brown creepers and yellow heads
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Re: ID Challenge #11 - closes 14 June 2010

Postby tim » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:40 pm

Its a white head by the creamy undercolouring and brown top colour.
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Re: ID Challenge #11 - closes 14 June 2010

Postby Jan » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:44 pm

Out on a limb here, only seen this species once, on Tiritiri; and that's where I bet this was taken.
It's a Whitehead, female or juv.
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Re: ID Challenge #11 - closes 14 June 2010

Postby simon.fordham » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:05 pm

Whitehead, Tiritiri Matangi Island, 2-6 May 2010
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Re: ID Challenge #11 - closes 14 June 2010

Postby mark ayre » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:41 pm

Brown creeper with its head in the grass !! :lol:

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Re: ID Challenge #11 - closes 14 June 2010

Postby ledzep » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:31 pm

Look like a juvenile Bellbird to me. Its got that fluffy look to the underparts, the long tail, feeding on the open ground.
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Re: ID Challenge #11 - closes 14 June 2010

Postby Suzi » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:07 am

I reckon it's a Whitehead ... that plumage colour combo, that tail ...

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Re: ID Challenge #11 - closes 14 June 2010

Postby Nick Allen » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:29 pm

Whitehead
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Re: ID Challenge #11 - closes 14 June 2010

Postby igor » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:44 pm

whitehead

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