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 Post subject: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
PostPosted: November 29th, 2012, 11:51 am 
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OK, so Alphabirding has been fun and is going strong, but it made me think of something else that might be fun.

Let's see if we can get four people to post birds that have the same starting name. After we get the fourth example, that fourth person will then start the next group.

So if the starting person posts:

Common Mynah
the second person posts Common Tern
the third person posts Common Ground-Dove
the fourth person posts Common Coucal

then the fourth person will follow that up with a new group, such as Northern Cardinal. Then three other people will follow with "Northern" birds.

Let's have a few rules:

1. Don't follow your own photo. You can be person 1 and 3, but not 1 and 2.
2. Please think before you start the next group. Even if you have a great Resplendent Quetzal shot, it might be kind of a short game that way :lol: . Make sure there are at least 3 other reasonably likely candidates.
3. Wild birds only (unless we get stuck for 48 hours).
4. Please post only your photos. They don't have to be great photos, just show the species in question.
5. Names should be correct AOU, BOU, Clements etc. names (or appropriate naming authority in that country). No Pigeon Hawks or other old or colloquial names.
6. Hyphenated names are OK, so you could follow Orange Oriole with Orange-crowned Warbler. But it must be the first part of the name, i.e. you could not use Orange-crowned Warbler after Crowned Crane.

Have fun damnit! :beer:

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 Post subject: Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game
PostPosted: November 29th, 2012, 11:55 am 
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So let's try starting with the Leasts...(I hope there are enough least birds?)

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PostPosted: November 29th, 2012, 12:24 pm 
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PostPosted: November 29th, 2012, 12:59 pm 
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PostPosted: November 30th, 2012, 7:41 am 
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OK, I'll finish up Least with a Least Bittern.

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From here we'll go to "Easterns"

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PostPosted: November 30th, 2012, 8:10 am 
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PostPosted: November 30th, 2012, 10:27 pm 
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Eastern? Seriously... Eastern? Can't we be a little more inclusive for us left coasters? Why not American or Black or Brown or Common or Greater or Lesser. Sheeesh ;)


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PostPosted: November 30th, 2012, 10:46 pm 
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Eastern? Seriously... Eastern? Can't we be a little more inclusive for us left coasters? Why not American or Black or Brown or Common or Greater or Lesser. Sheeesh ;)


Sorry, just happened to pop into my mind at the time. I'll get us a little closer to moving on so we can do Northern or Western or Violaceous next. :lol:

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Anyone have an Eastern Towhee, Whip-poor-will, Meadowlark, Plaintain-eater, Bristlebird, Mountain Greenbul, etc., etc, to close out this group?


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PostPosted: December 1st, 2012, 5:53 am 
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OK, Eastern Bluebird to finish out Eastern:

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And next let's play "American" so we can be more inclusive...

Here are some American White Pelicans

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PostPosted: December 1st, 2012, 6:27 am 
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PostPosted: December 1st, 2012, 11:05 am 
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PostPosted: December 1st, 2012, 11:09 am 
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Going with COMMON and starting with:

Common Goldeneye

Note: The female is a Common and the male is a hybrid with Barrow's

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PostPosted: December 1st, 2012, 12:15 pm 
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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2012, 3:27 am 
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OK, we'll round this out with

Common Poorwill (an actual bird photo taken while herping!), Culberson County, TX

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And now, for our next word, let's try Golden. Remember you can use it in a hyphenated or non-hyphenated name as long as it is the first word.

So I'll start with Golden-cheeked Warbler

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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2012, 10:23 am 
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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2012, 12:27 pm 
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<--- Do I get extra credit for my Golden toad?

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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2012, 12:32 pm 
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Crap, someone jumped ahead of me...
OK...Blue

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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2012, 2:25 pm 
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Oops, almost forgot to start a new one. How about Western since we hosed those guys before...

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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2012, 9:09 pm 
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PostPosted: December 3rd, 2012, 6:38 am 
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Let's do White.


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PostPosted: December 3rd, 2012, 7:10 am 
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Jump straight to Black of course...

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PostPosted: December 3rd, 2012, 7:28 pm 
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PostPosted: December 3rd, 2012, 8:14 pm 
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I'm running out of birds!

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PostPosted: December 3rd, 2012, 8:17 pm 
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If you have to quit because you're out of birds, at least you're finishing strong. That Harrier is wonderful!


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periglenes wrote:
If you have to quit because you're out of birds, at least you're finishing strong. That Harrier is wonderful!


Not quite out yet :lol: I have Nothern Mockingbird, Shoveler, Pygmy Owls pix. Fun game. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: December 3rd, 2012, 9:31 pm 
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I was reminded of this one by periglenes reply on the Alphabirding post about a bird with a herp, and it just so happens it fit here!

Greater Ani (with Basiliscus basiliscus) - Gamboa, Panama

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Lets try.......just for kicks
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PostPosted: December 4th, 2012, 5:00 am 
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I fold.

I'm guessing we will have to call ChrisH in to referee this one. I checked the ABA 2011 checklist and the SPSK is the only one whose name begins with "South." Unless we have enough photographers who have traveled internationally, I'm betting we can't find pictures of four species that start with "South" or even "Southern."

ABA list: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bbowman/birds/updates/abalist1.html


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I have a few more "Southern"s. There are several easy ones in South Africa.


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PostPosted: December 4th, 2012, 7:23 am 
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I fold.

I'm guessing we will have to call ChrisH in to referee this one. I checked the ABA 2011 checklist and the SPSK is the only one whose name begins with "South." Unless we have enough photographers who have traveled internationally, I'm betting we can't find pictures of four species that start with "South" or even "Southern."

ABA list: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bbowman/birds/updates/abalist1.html


I think we'll pull this one off, remember, half the world is in the south. We've already seen a Southern Lapwing on the other post. I have a couple of others as well.

Southern Brown Kiwi -

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OK Chris, a Kiwi picture! I 'officially' hate you ;)

By the way, what time of year was that bird taken? I'm thinking of making a New Zealand pilgrimage.


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PostPosted: December 4th, 2012, 11:02 am 
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I have another Southern in the wings, but it isn't my turn.

Owen wrote:
OK Chris, a Kiwi picture! I 'officially' hate you ;)

By the way, what time of year was that bird taken? I'm thinking of making a New Zealand pilgrimage.


March. We went down to Stewart Island. We missed Kiwis on the island where they are supposed to be easier to see so we went on a guided Kiwi watching trip at night. They come out to feed on the beaches there. We saw 4 of them. I had to take the photo by dim flashlight at ISO 6400 and it was still blurry. The guide got annoyed at me because my camera shutter made noise and we were supposed to be completely silent.

Let me know if you are headed to NZ. I can give you some "must see" birding spots/trips.


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Lets go with Yellow.

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PostPosted: December 4th, 2012, 7:37 pm 
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I already posted it in another thread, but it fits perfectly here.

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PostPosted: December 4th, 2012, 8:57 pm 
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OK, moving to Red- as in:

Red-tailed Hawk :mrgreen:

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Sorry guys. I wasn't trying to be difficult. :lol:

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