Bird of the Week Challenge: 16th June - battle of the sexes

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 16th June - battle of the sexes

Happy Monday everyone. This week lets collaborate on matching males and females in the challenge. Whilst not true for all birds, there are many where the males and females are able to be distinguished. In any of the fairy-wrens it is as plain as day, for others, like Galahs, it is more subtle (coming down to the eye ring).

The challenge will work by having one person post one of the sexes (where there is a visible difference), then the next poster has to post the other sex. Specific instructions are below:

Guidelines:

  • Only post species where there is a visible difference in the sexes - and that difference should be evident in the photos.
  • A poster cannot post both the male and the female (and if you have them both in one shot, try to crop one out if possible). So you cannot post the challenge and then post the response.
  • Poster 1 posts the first sex, poster 2 posts the opposite sex (so the male or the female). Poster 2 then gets to post a new species (if they have another to contribute) - if they don't have another and state that, or more than 12 hours passes, then someone else can post BUT poster 1 must wait a turn (so cannot post the response to poster 2). Does that make sense? So if you lead off one set (male and female), you sit out the next set...
  • Each species can only be posted once.

Hope that is clear - please let me know if it isn't. If you are unsure, ask. 

 

pacman
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Australian Shelduck, drake, Kings Garden , Perth, WA

Peter

Reflex
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Deleted.

Samford Valley Qld.

Annie W
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Australian Shelduck (sheila)

And for the next set, Female Scarlet Robin.

NW Tasmania

rawshorty
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Male Scarlet Robin

And the next set, Male Australasian Darter

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

pacman
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Darter, female, Bald Hills, Qld

and a male Gang-Gang Cockatoo, Canberra Gardens

Peter

Araminta
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Female Gang Gang

Female Chestnut Teal

M-L

Fat Burns
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Holly
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Howdy chrismburns!

The object of this challenge is to follow up with the opposite sex (of the same species) from the photo above. So in this case we need a photo of a male chesnut teal. If you have one - post it and you can then follow up with a figbird (and someone else can post the opposite sex).

 

Cheers

Holly

 

Fat Burns
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Got ya Holly.  Did that.  Thanks

judym

Chestnut Teal (m)

Zebra Finch (m)

judym

Oops.  Wrong way around!!!

Lachlan
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So, are we up to Figbrids or Zebra Finches? 

Holly
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Oh looks like it is Figbirds (judging by the time stamps) - I didn't see that chris had edited their post.

Fat Burns
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Yes, sorry.  Am new to BIB so got it a bit mixed up.  After Holy's comment, I edited my post.  Realise now I should have deleted original and added a new one below Holly's post.  Cheers

pacman
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sorry, I initially posted Zebra Finch

Australasian Figbird (F) Scarborough, Qld

Olive-backed Sunbird (M) Cape Hillsborough, Qld

Peter

pacman
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another member suggested that the Olive-backed Sunbird hen may be difficult so I will substitute a Black-necked Stork male for my pic above to keep the game going

Peter

judym

Black Necked Stork, f. - Fitzroy Crossing

Headsie
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Female zebra finch

Male splendid fairy wren

pacman
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Splendid Fairywren, F, Pulletop Nature Reserve, NSW

Satin Bowerbird, M, Mt Tomah Gardens, NSW

Peter

Cage
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Female Satin Bowerbird

Male Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Cheers

Cage

Hunter Valley NSW

birdie
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Female Yellow Tailed Black cockatoo and male Koel

Sunshine Coast Queensland

pacman
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Eastern Koel, F, Erin, NSW - I tried for the same type of palm tree

Red-backed Fairywren, M, Mackay, Qld

Peter

Headsie
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female Red-backed fairywren

Male red capped robin

rawshorty
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Female Red capped Robin

Male Australasian Shoveler

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

birdie
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I had to laugh Pacman that the greedy Koels were on the same kind of Palms.... i have moved house and lost that attraction now.... not that I am sad to lose the palm trees and their mess but they were great for attracting certain birds!

Shorty that Shoveller is so pretty I have never seen one close up but love the colours on your shot

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Cage
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@ Headsie...   Love the male Red-capped Robin.

Nice clean shot.

Cheers

Cage

Hunter Valley NSW

pacman
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Australasian Shoveler, F, Canberra, ACT

Australian Pied Cormorant, M, Scarborough, Qld

Peter

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