Bird Quiz #8

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Bird Quiz #8

Postby Michael » Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:52 pm

Hi guys,

Perhaps I was a bit too mean last time, so I'll give something a bit easier a run.

Just after notes and identification for this one :)

Michael

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Re: Bird Quiz #8

Postby Oscar Thomas » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:24 pm

Whitehead, Popokatea, Mohoua albicilla. It's not a yellowhead because it's not yellow. It's not a brown creeper because it has a white head. It's not a leucistic Dunnock, Silvereye or Tomtit for many reasons. The head is small, iris is dark, and the bird has brown on the back. Sorry but there's really nothing else you can confuse this species with.
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Re: Bird Quiz #8

Postby George Hobson » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:02 pm

Weeell, I apologies for missing the last one, so I'll make a glorious come back here ;)

This is a Whitehead, Popokatea, Mohoua albicilla.
Notes: Small bird slightly smaller than sparrow. Head and underbelly white. Bill black; stubby. Upperparts a brown colour. Something else to help the ID is the environment the photo (nice one Micheal) is taken, matches the kinda spot a Whitehead is likely to be found in.

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Re: Bird Quiz #8

Postby Michael » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:28 pm

Well done guys! This is a Whitehead. It is identifiable by the white head, black bill, brown body, and behavior of creeping in the canopy.

Michael :)
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