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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Curtis Hart » December 20th, 2012, 8:15 am

Sorry for the terrible photo, but I can finish this one off and start the next with one photo.

Long is next.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » December 20th, 2012, 9:59 am

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Long-tailed Tit - (Aegithalos caudatus)
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Sorry - a bit distant, but it's in there!

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Curtis Hart » December 20th, 2012, 10:18 am

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by nightdriver » December 20th, 2012, 7:15 pm

Finish and start

Long-Eared owl

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 20th, 2012, 7:26 pm

So I incorectly used my Eared Grebe as a Horned Grebe in Alpha birding, so here it is where it actually fits:

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 21st, 2012, 9:11 pm

I have to pass on eared, unless you let me enter a photo of roadkill Eared Poorwill or a Sparkling Violetear or Green Violetear. :(

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by periglenes » December 22nd, 2012, 5:57 am

If this game is ever going to have a "winner" it will be one of you guys who does lots of international travel. Most of us landlubbers are out. Perhaps Owen just played a trump card? :lol:

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Curtis Hart » December 22nd, 2012, 6:18 am

My only "eared" was Blue-eared Kingfisher, which I used for Blue.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » December 22nd, 2012, 6:53 am

Okay, I know it's a rubbish shot but needs must....

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by nightdriver » December 22nd, 2012, 8:09 am

At this point I'm going to be out of all the games pretty son anyway. I really need to convert my slides :cry:

So I'd give you half a point for a bEARded something ;)

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by rip18 » December 23rd, 2012, 6:34 am

WHEW - I feel for the person posting the next 4th critter - just trying to find something we haven't done yet (or could do again!) is a challenge at this point...

Here's my non-alphabetized summary of what we've used to date:
Least
Eastern
American
Common
Golden
Blue
Western
White
Black
Northern
Greater
South(ern)
Yellow
Red
Ruddy
Great
European
Eurasian
Buff(y)
California
Cassin’s
Brown
-bellied
-winged
-crested
Masked
-billed
-breasted
-crowned
-eyed
Wilson’s
-headed
Snow(y)
-billed (again)
Wood
-colored
-tailed
Long
-eared


Here are some unused suggestions gleaned from the last 4 pages as well... Crimson, Dark, Double, Dusky, Gray, Green, Hooded, Little, Large, Small, Short, Large, Small, Vented, etc.

So I'll let this photo do double duty for -eared

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And start the next "Four of a Kind" with short

Short-eared Owl.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 23rd, 2012, 3:51 pm

Wow rip, you should get a double word score for ending one and starting another with the same bird!

There are only a couple of US species that meet this criterion, so I will avoid those and go with a non-North American species, or at least one that is rare in North America.

I'll go next with Short-tailed Shearwater (Foveaux Straits, New Zealand)

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by rip18 » December 25th, 2012, 4:46 am

Well, since I threw "short" out there, I'll try to keep it going with a Short-billed dowitcher

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 25th, 2012, 8:49 am

I seem to have a shortage of photos fitting the most recent choices. I guess that's what happens when 98% of photos come from one county.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 25th, 2012, 10:05 pm

OK...so no one had a Short-tailed Hawk, so I'll finish this off with Short-toed Treecreeper (Spain) -

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and also use this to start off the next round with TREE as the next target word. It can be the beginning or anywhere in the bird's name.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » December 26th, 2012, 12:15 am

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Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 26th, 2012, 10:50 am

Tree Swallow (though Tree is tough).

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by krismunk » December 28th, 2012, 7:03 am

It seems we're stuck here. I should have at least a bad shot of a eurasian treecreeper somewhere but can't seem to find it - mght have to go for a short walk to get a new one tomorrow (if someone hasn't moved us on in the meantime) ;)

Tree pipit is the other unused easy one around here - just not at this time of year :(

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 28th, 2012, 11:05 am

I was thinking when I suggested this one that there were some easy birds:
Tree Swallow
American Tree Sparrow
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Brown Treecreeper, of course, then I remembered our creeper doesn't have tree in the name. DOH!

Who had the Treepie from the other post?

Let's say that on December 29th, someone can just start a new word. It is already Dec 29th where I'm sitting, but I'll defer to someone else when their Dec 29th comes around.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 28th, 2012, 12:29 pm

Chris, are you in New Zealand?

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » December 29th, 2012, 1:41 am

Into the 29th here so I'd like to propose the next word. - OLIVE

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 29th, 2012, 2:17 pm

Owen wrote:Chris, are you in New Zealand?
Yep.

Olive is going to be tough I think. There are a two US species I can think of, but both have limited ranges in the US. Then there in an Olivaceous bird which is pretty close.

I'll contribute a species from south of the border, Olive-throated Parakeet (from the Yucatan).

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » December 29th, 2012, 7:35 pm

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by krismunk » December 30th, 2012, 1:39 am

So, I guess now we're just waiting for someone to post an olive-tree warbler to round out both of the last two... ;)

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » December 30th, 2012, 2:10 am

Could be a long wait...

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Curtis Hart » December 30th, 2012, 10:40 am

My computer cord died a few days ago, so my online time has been limited.

Here's that Rufous Treepie to finish off Tree.
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Here's an Olive Sparrow to finish off Olive.
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I'll edit this in a few minutes with what's next.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Curtis Hart » December 30th, 2012, 10:52 am

Let's go with Green.


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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by krismunk » December 30th, 2012, 11:23 am

OK, so it's not an olive-tree warbler... nice job finishing both of them nonetheless :)

A particular thanks for wrapping up the trees. I more or less promised to go out and photograph a Eurasian treecreeper - didn't get out yesterday but did today. All I saw were three short-toed treecreepers - by far the rarer of our two local Certhia species but already covered by Chris :(


... now it seems I should have photographed some of the greenfinches instead :roll:

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 30th, 2012, 11:37 am

I'll follow up my last parakeet with another species from the same genus, Green Parakeet (McAllen, TX). There is some question whether these are actually a population of feral captives or a naturally occurring population of GRPA that moved up from Mexico.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 30th, 2012, 11:39 am

I actually have 3 'greens', but played Green-winged Teal on 'winged', so Violet-green Swallow

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » December 30th, 2012, 2:19 pm

Green Honeycreeper

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Moving on with Little...

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Curtis Hart » December 30th, 2012, 6:58 pm

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by nightdriver » December 30th, 2012, 8:22 pm

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » January 6th, 2013, 9:51 am

How about a Little Gull (in front, Port Aransas, TX)

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Can we get through vented next?

Sapphire-vented Puffleg (Ecuador)

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Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier)
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » January 9th, 2013, 2:46 pm

OK, so may vented wasn't a great one either. :oops:

Here's a Pale-vented Pigeon from Chiapas, Mexico -

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I have a Red-vented Bulbul shot but I won't be able to access it before next week.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by nightdriver » January 9th, 2013, 9:19 pm

All my black-vented shearwater pics are on slides :(

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Reptiluvr » January 10th, 2013, 9:51 am

Owen: Your swallow picture is amazing! They are so small and fast it is more than challenging to photograph any swallow on the wing.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » January 11th, 2013, 3:28 pm

OK, tell you what...I will put a Red-vented Bulbul photo here next week when I have access to my home computer and we'll call "vented" done.

Here's my Red-vented Bulbul to finish this group a bit late (Nadi, Fiji)

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Here's an easier one we haven't done yet (I think?) - -rumped

There are a few US birds for this category, and I'll start with one of the less commonly seen ones -

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by nightdriver » January 11th, 2013, 6:54 pm

I'm going easy

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » January 11th, 2013, 7:06 pm

First -vented, then -rumped. Chris, you're an ass man! I only have Audubon's (Yellow-rumped), so again, I can't play your reindeer games. Now as a face man myself, I would have gone -faced.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » January 15th, 2013, 5:37 am

Owen wrote:First -vented, then -rumped. Chris, you're an ass man! I only have Audubon's (Yellow-rumped), so again, I can't play your reindeer games. Now as a face man myself, I would have gone -faced.
:lol: Sorry, I thought I was throwing out an easy one after the tough ones we've had. There's still a common US sandpiper I'll leave for someone else.

Here's some White-rumped Swiftlets from Tavenuni, Fiji.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » January 15th, 2013, 4:25 pm

Its taken two days of solid searching through murky images of out of focus jungle birds but I knew it was there somewhere...

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White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus). Photographed in Penang.


Now excuse me whilst I research what word I should put up next.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » January 15th, 2013, 4:43 pm

Okay this should go, THROATED

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » January 15th, 2013, 6:45 pm

Black-throated Trogon - Ecuador. I've seen 12 Trogon species in the wild, but this one had to be the most breathtaking. Doesn't show in the photo well, but the sapphire blue of this bird is breathtaking in the forest understory.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » January 15th, 2013, 6:49 pm

I'll get my only -throated in with Ash-throated Flycatcher:

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by pete » January 16th, 2013, 9:32 am

LESSER yellowlegs
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Gotta say I am continually amazed by the pictures you all post, some outstanding images there! :thumb:

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Curtis Hart » January 16th, 2013, 10:05 am

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » January 16th, 2013, 11:06 am

I watched this bird for several minutes as it skulked around a clearing. This was the best shot I could manage.

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Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon) photographed in Borneo.

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