Bird of the Week Challenge: 4th August - Alphabet Challenge!

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 4th August - Alphabet Challenge!

Hi everyone - think it is time for another alphabet challenge don't you? The rules are simple:

  • Each new photo has to be of a bird whose either 1. full current common name (e.g. A for Australian Magpie) or 2. current scientific name, starts with that letter, working our way through the alphabet from A to Z.
  • If a bird is used for a full common name, it cannot be used again for either a common name or scientific name (so we might need to think about what is coming up around difficult letters like X and Z). Likewise, if a scientific name is used, the same species cannot be used for a common name.
  • For help, check out the bird list on BIBY for an alphabetical list of about 400 bird species with full common name and scientific names.
  • If we get all the way through to Z we will start over again at A.
  • Remember it is the first letter of the full name of the bird, so you might need to double check some before you post! e.g. Australian Magpie is for A NOT M, Laughing Kookaburra is for L, not K etc...
  • You must wait for 2 other posters/photos before your next turn.

 

Who is ready to kick us off with A?

Reflex
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Australian Grebe.

Samford Valley Qld.

Elsie
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Black Kite

rawshorty
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Cisticola exilis

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Annie W
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Dusky Robin

NW Tasmania

Reflex
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Elanus axillaris.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Falco cenchroides

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Araminta
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Great Australian Egret.

M-L

Reflex
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Hardhead Duck.

Samford Valley Qld.

Annie W
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Baby Indian Peafowl

NW Tasmania

rawshorty
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Jacky Winter

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Canberra

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Reflex
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Getting ahead of myself. Mistake.blush

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Reflex wrote:

Lewin's Honeyeater.

What about K wink

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Canberra

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Araminta
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removed it for you ML. You can just click the edit button at the bottom of each post to make changes.

Holly

M-L

timrp
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Remember its the full name Araminta!

Araminta
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Thanks for pointing this out, tried to replace, but didn't work.

M-L

Annie W
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So we're up to and looking for a "K" bird still then?  Where's Peter?  We need his Kelp Gull!  ML I am sure one of us would be more than happy to guide you through editing your post to replace your "A" bird with a "K" bird if you have one handy?

NW Tasmania

Holly
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Yes up to 'K' guys 

timrp
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Just to get past K, Kelp Gull.

Reflex
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Now I can post my Lewin's Honeyeater.

.

Samford Valley Qld.

mpb
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Malachite Kingfisher

Mark

Reflex
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N..Where's Shorty?wink

Samford Valley Qld.

Annie W
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Nankeen Night Heron

NW Tasmania

cassie.c87
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Olive-backed Oriole

rawshorty
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Pelecanus conspicillatus

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Canberra

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Reflex
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Morning all! No Q's ?

Samford Valley Qld.

pacman
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AnnieJ wrote:

So we're up to and looking for a "K" bird still then?  Where's Peter?  We need his Kelp Gull! 

Annie - I am almost upset that you only want me for my Kelp Gull

Holly - I cannot find a Q bird either common or scientific name, however I have many pics taken in Queensland.

Peter

Holly
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pacman wrote:

 

 

AnnieJ wrote:

So we're up to and looking for a "K" bird still then?  Where's Peter?  We need his Kelp Gull! 

 

Annie - I am almost upset that you only want me for my Kelp Gull

Holly - I cannot find a Q bird either common or scientific name, however I have many pics taken in Queensland.

 

You are right - i can't find anything either - except Quarrion but that is the old name.

OK for Q we can have - either a Quarrion (cockatiel) or one of the Quails (not button-quails though)...

 

rawshorty
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I have a Quarrion but i need to wait for 2 more postssad

I am sure someone has a Quail thoughlaugh

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Canberra

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Holly
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I am sure they will rawshorty! Need to sit on those hands - you will be back into it soon laugh

Annie W
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pacman wrote:

Annie - I am almost upset that you only want me for my Kelp Gull

........

laugh  Aww, and the rest of your shots Peter of course - especially your Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus), hehehe!  Lucky I know you'd know I'm only joking laugh.

Holly, I am jumping the gun I know, but I think in the last alphabet challenge, we all got stuck on "U" as well?

NW Tasmania

youcantryreachingme
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Um, I think there are no 'Q' birds?

Looking in my Pizzey guide, there are no bird genuses starting with 'Q' and all the common names are quails or quail-thrushes, but each lists a more specific common name (eg. "brown quail", "cinnamon quail-thrush", etc). It's an old guide, but if names are still current then we might have to go offshore to find a 'Q' bird?

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rawshorty wrote:

I have a Quarrion but i need to wait for 2 more postssad

I am sure someone has a Quail thoughlaugh

I never knew I had a Quarrion living in my house !

Not sure if you are allowed pet birds but this should solve Q !

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Annie W
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Woohoo, you saved the day shoop! She is gorgeous! Wild/rehab/captive/pet, I don't think it matters. Good job!

NW Tasmania

Reflex
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Rhipidura Leucophrys. 

Samford Valley Qld.

Annie W
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Struthio camelus (Ostrich).  Listed as a feral species in my field guide, although this particular one is a captive.  Would love to see one in it's natural habitat one day, I think they're beautiful looking birds.

NW Tasmania

Holly
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AnnieJ wrote:

 

 

pacman wrote:

Annie - I am almost upset that you only want me for my Kelp Gull

........

 

laugh  Aww, and the rest of your shots Peter of course - especially your Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus), hehehe!  Lucky I know you'd know I'm only joking laugh.

Holly, I am jumping the gun I know, but I think in the last alphabet challenge, we all got stuck on "U" as well?

 

You are right - no birds in Australia starting with U (common name or scientific). Unless someone has an overseas bird (????) we can skip straight over U...

pacman
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Tufted Titmouse - sorry not the best pic

Peter

mpb
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No need to skip U, I discovered the scientific name for one I had.

A very pretty bird, this one from India.

Upupa epops - Hoopoe

Mark

rawshorty
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Good save, Mark.

Varied Sitella

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Canberra

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Elsie
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White-throated Gerygone (I don't think that there is one of these posted yet)

Please correct me if I'm wrongsmiley

pacman
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Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)          

Peter

mpb
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From the weekend

Yellow Faced Honey Eater

Mark

Annie W
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Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush)

NW Tasmania

Reflex
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So assuming we go back to A now here's a portrait shot of a Wedge Tailed Eagle (Aquila audax).

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Barn Owl

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Canberra

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pacman
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Crimson Chat, juvenile

Peter

Annie W
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Elsie wrote:

Willie Wag-tail. Please correct me if it goes by another namesmiley

Boy they're cute cheeky looking things.  Bit late to mention I know, but I think that Reflex already posted a WW earlier Elsie, under it's latin name, remember a species can only be posted once? sad

D for Emu laugh - Dromaius novaehollandiae.

NW Tasmania

rawshorty
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I assume that with the new round birds from previous round can be used again? If not disregard this postlaugh

Elanus axillaris

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Canberra

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Holly
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Yes I think we can use the same birds again - especially if we get stuck on some of those tricky ones.

 

Elsie - Annie is right, there is a Willie Wagtail already at R. Do you have something else that can substitute?

 

Reflex
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Disregarding the second Elanus axillarus as per instructions cheeky and introducing an Eopsaltria australis.

Samford Valley Qld.

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