Bird of the Week Challenge: 14th April - the alphabet!

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 14th April - the alphabet!

Howdy everyone - its Monday so that is challenge day!

This week lets get through the alphabet - the guidelines are:

  • Listing birds starting with A and going through to Z (there may be a couple of letters we need to bypass). If we get right through then we can start working backwards from Z.
  • Sticking with the common name (official one) only - no scientific names except where there is no common name starting with that letter (e.g. X)
  • Its the first letter of the first name only - not the first letter of the 2nd name (so no using honeyeater for the letter H)
  • Only one photo/bird per letter (except when people accidently post at the same time)
  • You can post more than once, but allow 2 other people to post before you enter again.

 

Enjoy!

timrp
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Lets kick this off with some Apostlebird's

Rebecca Z

Barn Owl :)

Elsie
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Crested pigeon smiley

Rick N
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Dusky Moorhen

Araminta
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Great EGRET

M-L

cassie.c87
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fan-tailed cuckoo

Rick N
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Birdie, It is the first letter, but you have no photo attached.

See it now.

Rebecca Z

Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo

rawshorty
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Indian Peafoul

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Araminta
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Kookaburra

M-L

Holly
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Think we missed J - ML - gosh are there any 'J' birds????

 

and yep birdie - the first letter of the full common name - sorry I should have specified full, thats my fault, sorry all!

 

M-L do you mind if we repost your kookaburra for L for Laughing Kookaburra?

Reflex
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Little Wattlebird.

Samford Valley Qld.

desbee
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How about a Jabiru.

Des

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Magpie Lark

shoop
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So are we still up to ''K'' then ?  I can only think of 2 - Kelp Gull or King Parrot . Sadly I have neither crying

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Reflex
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What about Kingfisher?

Samford Valley Qld.

shoop
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birdie wrote:

So we've skipped K and used M-Ls as an L right? and you are doing M here Nathan ?  So that we are all on the same page that is all .... we should be looking for N next ??

Sorry SHoop we  posted at the same time ... I was going to post King Parrot but then Nathan posted... then also I thought that it is Australian King Parrot .....

Oh silly me , you actually are right birdie blush....so, now are we still up to K then?indecision    any Kelp gulls out there?

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

desbee
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I agree Birdie, we should be going for N now so I will post New Holland Honeyeater.

Des

desbee
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Holly please help! Where are we up to now?

Des

Holly
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We still need a 'K' so lets get that one next - and then move on to P

Reflex
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Has anyone any photo's of a Kite or a Kestrel?

Samford Valley Qld.

desbee
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There is no Kite or Kestrel with the first name beginning with K. The only bird I can find that is eligable is the Kelp Gull, even under the scientific names.Perhaps someone else with more knowledge than me can find one.

Des

cassie.c87
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anyone have a kalkadoon grasswren by chance? 

pacman
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Kelp Gull

Peter

pacman
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Because we have used the L M N and O can I put my Pomarine Jaegar down for P

Peter

Araminta
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Holly wrote:

We still need a 'K' so lets get that one next - and then move on to P

Here is a KITE, a black-shouldered onewink

M-L

Araminta
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Now we are up to Q I think. Here is a Quail.

M-L

shoop
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Pacman , you saved the day . Top job !!! On K and P . 

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

desbee
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OK, now for R a Red-kneed Dotterel.

Des

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Striated Pardalote

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shoop
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Tree Martin

Yes I have to agree here with Birdie , it was starting to get very confusing and frustrating if the simple rules aren't followed .

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Rick N
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Finally some sanity, though U and V might be a challenge.

Annie W
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Oh thank goodness that's back on track!  Have to agree, especially confusing coming in late to this sort of game when the guidelines are being completely disregarded.

Have no U or V birds of my own sorry but came up with these rather challenging ones,

Uniform Swiftlet

Upland Sandpiper

Varied, (Honeyeater, Lorikeet, Sittellla, Triller)

Variegated Fairy-wren

Victoria's Riflebird

NW Tasmania

rawshorty
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I think U will need to be by-passed.

Uniform Swiftlet is a rare vagrant.

Upland Sandpiper, this tells the story.

http://australianmuseum.net.au/image/The-only-Upland-Sandpiper-Bartramia-longicauda-to-have-been-collected-in-Australia/

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Annie W
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No field trip to the museum then laugh.  I have an alphabetical listing here different to the Field Guides I have, there are no Q's or X's on that, and I think we can safely add U to that toosmiley.  Have some extra I, J & K's to suggest when we get back up there if anyone gets stuck.

So....V anyone?

NW Tasmania

rawshorty
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As stated in the rules scientific names can be used when there is no common name, so for X we have a slim chance but a chance.

Regent and maclea's Honeyeater

Terek Sandpiper.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Rick N
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In the interests of moving along, Variegated Fairy Wren

Holly
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OK guys - I am out today and away from the computer but lets get back on track now thanks.

 

Rick N
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Sorry Holly, I don't want it to look like I disregarded your advice. Was posting as you were.

Cheers

Holly
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Rick N wrote:

 

Sorry Holly, I don't want it to look like I disregarded your advice. Was posting as you were.

Cheers

 

Ok Rick - I am going to remove the posts though that have got away from the topic. Please lets not keep this going and focus instead on posting photos.

Annie W
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White-bellied Sea-Eagle

NW Tasmania

pacman
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Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)

 

Peter

rawshorty
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Must be a new one, Peter? I checked your list that i have and didn't see it ticked.

And well done, i thought we may have to bypass Xyes

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Canberra

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rawshorty
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Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

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pacman
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rawshorty wrote:

Must be a new one, Peter? I checked your list that i have and didn't see it ticked.

And well done, i thought we may have to bypass Xyes

I should send you the current list, the TS was from my Darwin trip

Peter

Annie W
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Nice ones Pacman & Shorty.  Anyone have a Zebra Finch or Zitting Cisticola?  (even one of the White/silver eyes or Bassian/R-t Thrushes, for the latin names)?

NW Tasmania

cassie.c87
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Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye)

shoop
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OK so I think we back to Y again , so here we have a Yellow Spoonbill.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

desbee
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Xenorhynchus asiaticus AKA Jabiru.

Des

rawshorty
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Wandering whistling Duck

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