Bird Quiz #9

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Bird Quiz #9

Postby Michael » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:39 pm

Hey guys!

Sorry for the delay. Another wader, and what I reckon is the toughest bird I've dished out. I had no idea what this bird was until I asked Ian Southey, who took the image, for help.

Just notes and a species for this one.

Michael

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Re: Bird Quiz #9

Postby Davidthomas » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:46 pm

New Zealand Dotterel Juvenile is my pick,

Ruled out Greater-Sand Plover based on bill size/head size relative to chunky large fat body coupled with grey-green legs and white on the cere/white edges to the brown feathers on the wing coverts/flanks of the neck. Or atleast i think thats the most likely candidate. Far too chunky for a GSP and not enough brown colouration/tall enough for a Oriental Plover, plus legs arent yellow.
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Re: Bird Quiz #9

Postby Jan » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:45 pm

Are you ok, Michael? Or have you been wiped off the face of the earth?
When are you putting us out of our misery with this one?

As it's just a funny foto, I reckon old funny answer will do. It's a PGP.
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Re: Bird Quiz #9

Postby George Hobson » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:09 pm

Alright, so seeing Michael's taking his sweet, sweet time i'll put everyone out of their misery!
This bird is actually a GREY PLOVER.

I'll let Michael chime in with why it is a bit later on.
Next one should come out soon :)

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Re: Bird Quiz #9

Postby George Hobson » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:17 pm

PS Jan, Michael's fine! Just lazy!
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Re: Bird Quiz #9

Postby Jan » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:02 am

Thanks, George!

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