Bird of the Week Challenge: 25th August - name that bird...

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Lachlan
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blushOoops. 

Sorry Reflex. 

That what happens when I try and read two threads at once. blush

I'll edit the post to give credit for the great photo to the person it's from. 

rawshorty
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Little Pied Cormorant's on the far bank?

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Lachlan
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Nope, AFAIK the only thing on the bank is someone else's campervan which snuck into my photo. But you're heading in the right direction with black a white... And pink. 

timrp
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Pink Eared Ducks?

Lachlan
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I wish; I've only ever seen them once. 

sue818
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Black-winged Stilts?

Reflex
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Lachlan, It looks like two Pelicans in the water?

Samford Valley Qld.

Lachlan
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Bingo Reflex, two Pelicans it is. Your go again now!

Reflex
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Lachlan wrote:

Bing Reflex, two Pelicans it is. Your go again now!

Oh oh! It looks like I've been holding this up.

 Here you go.......

Samford Valley Qld.

Araminta
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Can you make it a bit bigger Refex? So, the red is the eye?

M-L

birdie
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Could that be a Striated Pardalote Reflex?  They have a little red dot on their wings M-L

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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birdie wrote:

Could that be a Striated Pardalote Reflex?  They have a little red dot on their wings M-L

 Well done Birdie! I didn't know if it was going to be an easy one or not but you certainly nailed it. Over to you now. Here's the photograph.

Samford Valley Qld.

birdie
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Wow that is a beautiful shot. They have fast become one of my very favourite little birds after seeing my first one only a few months ago.... of course now i see and hear them everywhere it seems.

OK this one may be a little easy but I find I don't really keep shots that are not easily recognised!! or most of them show too much

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Lachlan
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Wow, I'm amazed that you nailed that one, Birdie. I had no clue what it was. As for the new one, is it a Hardhead Duck?

Araminta
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sorry removed it, I got it wrong. crying

M-L

birdie
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No not a hardhead Lachlan, and M-L why did you remove it?  How do you know it is wrong unless you ask me wink

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Araminta
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My bird had pink legs and yours has dark legs. I thought the back end looked a bit like a Whistling Duck, but I know that's wrong.

M-L

birdie
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Can you specify what kind of Whistling Duck you thought it was then?

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Araminta
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Well, is it a Wandering Whistling Duck?

M-L

birdie
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YESS! and well done  ... ha ha .... didn't think it would be that easy really here is the whole shot

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Araminta
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Thanks Adrienneyes This one will be easy now.

crying couldn't make it any largercrying

M-L

Araminta
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Seeing that nobody has had a guess, I'll show you what it is. Now it should be anybody's gamecheeky

As you can see, it's a young New Holland Honeyeater.

M-L

birdie
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I was going to say the Baby Eastern Yellow but I would have been wrong anyway. And I wasnt sure if I am meant to wait or is it a free for all now... not a very busy challenge .

Sunshine Coast Queensland

timrp
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Its free for all i think.

Araminta
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Come on then, keep it goingcool

M-L

birdie
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OK I am in again then . Tell me who this poor caterpillar is about to be devoured by?

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Elsie
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Is that a Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike?

smiley

timrp
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Cicadabird?

Araminta
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Hm, there is a lot of fine hair around the beak. Could it be a Flycatcher? Maybe a Satin Flycatcher? 

M-L

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Sorry , I was out  for a while but yes Elsie it is a black faced cuckoo shrike

Here is the full shot ...well done!

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Araminta
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Well done Elsieyes

M-L

Elsie
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I don't have any good close up shots, so I'm opening it up for someone else who has onesmiley It's fun to guess!

birdie
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OKJ I will post again..... probably too easy but nevermind


 

Sunshine Coast Queensland

timrp
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Sulphur Crested Cockatoo?

birdie
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No Tim sorry not a Sulphor crested cocky smiley

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Devster
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White Ibis?

birdie
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Sorry Dev... no not a white Ibis..... come on people put  your thinking caps on !!!  Didn't think I would have to give clues for this one smiley

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Lachlan
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Corella of some sort? Maybe a Little Corella?

birdie
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Spot on Lachlan .... here is the original

Over to you now :)

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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