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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 11th, 2012, 4:16 pm

That's an amazing hummer!

Here's a not so amazing bird, and one of our local trashbirds....

Black-crested Titmouse

(weird - pbase doesn't want to share that photo...no problem, I have dozens more of this trashbird)

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 11th, 2012, 4:17 pm

Double-crested Cormorant

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Brendan » December 11th, 2012, 4:43 pm

Brown-Crested Flycatcher
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Next up "Masked".

Masked Bobwhite's
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by periglenes » December 11th, 2012, 6:19 pm

Actually, I think that RWBB has 3 and possibly 4 damsels behind that caterpillar. I was amazed at her ability to hold so many prey items and still pick off more. A tribute to cranial kinesis, I guess. I always think of bird bills as rigid like chopsticks, but they are a lot more dexterous than than.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 11th, 2012, 9:07 pm

Brendan,

That's an amazing shot. Are those wild birds?

As for Masked, there are only three US species (Masked Bobwhite is a ssp.) and those three aren't easy to get in the US. So I'll leave those for the moment and go to one that doesn't occur in the US.

Masked Trogon (Mindo, Ecuador)

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I do have two of the US Masked species should we get stuck. There are a lot of other Masked species from outside the US however.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by nightdriver » December 11th, 2012, 9:27 pm

Great shots guys. :thumb: Unfortunately, all my "masked" shots are in slide form. :cry:

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Hunter-MX » December 12th, 2012, 7:46 am

Masked Tityra

Used this bird in Alphabirding but this is a different shot

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 12th, 2012, 9:51 am

Masked Tytira is one of the three Masked birds recorded from the US, here's another:

OK, my Masked Duck image isn't showing up here for some weird reason, so I will go with something else instead -


Masked Booby, off of South Padre Island.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 12th, 2012, 1:35 pm

BTW Chris, you were the fourth 'masked' unless you want me to post Santo, Blue Demon or Los Straitjackets ;)

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 12th, 2012, 1:47 pm

Oops. So I was. OK then, let's try.....-billed.

Here's a pair of Long-billed Thrashers making more Long-billed Thrashers

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 12th, 2012, 1:55 pm

Update: here's what we have so far (alphabetized)...

American
bellied
Black
Blue
Brown
Buff(y)
California
Cassin's
Common
crested
Eastern
Eurasian
European
Golden
Great
Greater
Least
Masked
Northern
Red
Ruddy
South(ern)
Western
White
winged
Yellow

We still haven't done things like Long, Short, Large, Small, etc., then there is tailed, headed, breasted, vented, etc.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 12th, 2012, 2:02 pm

Pied-billed Grebe. I waded into the local lake to de-hook and untangle this one:

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Brendan » December 12th, 2012, 2:15 pm

Broad-billed hummer
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 12th, 2012, 3:21 pm

Yellow-billed Magpie

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and now for -breasted as in...

Red-breasted Sapsucker

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Brendan » December 12th, 2012, 3:40 pm

A god awful shot of a white-breasted nuthatch
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 12th, 2012, 9:15 pm

I hate photographing White-breasteds. They're always hopping around the shadows on the oaks.

I've not had the problem with the Red-breasted Nuthatch, though I've only seen two:

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by nightdriver » December 12th, 2012, 9:39 pm

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
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Prepare yourselves

The rare Bare-faced black-chinned Orange-Crowned warbler
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 12th, 2012, 9:48 pm

Ruby-crowned Kinglet. He was looking at his reflection in the window, so he flashed the crown.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 12th, 2012, 11:08 pm

Green-crowned Brilliant - Ecuador

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Brendan » December 13th, 2012, 2:18 pm

White crowned sparrow
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Next up "eyed". Pretty sure we didn't hit that yet.

Pearly-eyed thrasher
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 13th, 2012, 5:46 pm

Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 13th, 2012, 9:37 pm

Owen,

Gorgeous Junco shot!

Bare-eyed Dove - Bonaire

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BTW - some of you aren't posting where the photo was taken.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Matt Buckingham » December 14th, 2012, 8:52 am

Hopefully this works from facebook...

White-eyed Foliage-gleaner - Missiones, Argentina

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Next: Wilson's

Wilson's Plover - Galveston County, Texas

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Wilson's Plover by Matt Buckingham, on Flickr

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 14th, 2012, 1:13 pm

Matt Buckingham wrote:Next: Wilson's
Ummm, this could be a tough one. There are six species, 5 of which occur in the US (although one is pelagic).

So I've never seen Wilson's Storm-Petrel or Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise, my photos of the other two US species are terrible, so I'll take the low-hanging fruit (of which I have a crapload of photos) -

Wilson's Warbler - (Port Aransas, Texas)

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I have seen this cursed bird hundreds of times in 11 states (only two of which are in the US). I know they are cute, but sometimes I just hate them!

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Curtis Hart » December 14th, 2012, 6:07 pm

Wilson's Phalarope
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 14th, 2012, 6:18 pm

Wilson's Snipe

I actually saw 3 of them today on my short creek walk with the dog:

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Headed to -headed with Black-headed Grosbeak

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by rip18 » December 14th, 2012, 6:55 pm

Red-headed woodpecker feeding it's young...

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 15th, 2012, 5:01 am

Blue-headed Parrots and Dusky-headed Parakeets (this only counts as one though), with a Mealy and Yellow-headed Parrot for good measure, Rio Napa, Ecuador

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Brendan » December 15th, 2012, 6:53 am

Yellow-headed blackbird, Flagstaff Arizona
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Sorry for the bad link.

On to "Snowy".

Snowy egret, Arizona
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 15th, 2012, 7:13 am

Brendan wrote:Yellow-headed blackbird, Flagstaff Arizona
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You got your image tag wrong / not \, but that makes four, so your choice.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Curtis Hart » December 15th, 2012, 10:33 am

Snowy Plover
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 15th, 2012, 1:08 pm

OK, we may run into trouble on this one.

I already used my Snowy-bellied Hummingbird for bellied, so I can't reuse it officially.
There is only one more Snowy species in the US and my photo sucks, so I'll leave that to someone else to close out the group.

Maybe I can bend the rules a bit and post a Snow Goose (with Ross and Blue Goose) from Dalhart, Texas on a 12° morning.

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I guess if someone has a Snowy Cotinga or Sheathbill image or one of the other Snowy-xxxxxx birds, pardon me for cutting. :oops:

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » December 16th, 2012, 10:43 am

I've enjoyed reading this post for some time. The photographs are excellent. Just thought I'd chime in to congratulate 'chrish' on the Snow Goose shot - just brilliant!

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by nightdriver » December 16th, 2012, 12:11 pm

Snowy Owl
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Thick-BILLED Murre
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Curtis Hart » December 16th, 2012, 1:11 pm

Black-billed Kingfisher
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by nightdriver » December 16th, 2012, 1:41 pm

red-billed tropicbird
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 16th, 2012, 2:47 pm

Long-billed Curlew

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Next up: Wood

Wood Duck

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Curtis Hart » December 16th, 2012, 3:24 pm

I'll take the easy one, Wood Stork
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 16th, 2012, 7:35 pm

Wood Thrush - Port Aransas, Texas

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Unfortunately, all the other "Wood" birds are old world species. I've seen a few of them but don't have photos.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 16th, 2012, 8:40 pm

There's also Western and Eastern Wood Pewees which at least have the Wood in them.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by periglenes » December 17th, 2012, 4:56 am

I have two Eastern Wood Peewees in my lab freezer. They were chasing each other and the one in front decided that the best escape route was through the back window of my parked truck. Thump-thump. If I need to dig them out and photograph them, let me know...

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 17th, 2012, 6:32 am

Technically, Eastern and Western Wood-Pewee don't qualify for this one. Under the "rules" we said it had to be the first name since that is how it was started.

Under Clement's taxonomy, the birds we have left are:

Wood Lark (although technically this bird is called Woodlark)
Wood Sandpiper
Wood Snipe
Wood Warbler

The BOU uses the standard name Woodpigeon for the Common Wood Pigeon and Woodcock for the Eurasian Woodcock. Under our starting rules that works as well.
Then there are the:

Woodchat Shrike
Woodford's Rail
Woodhouse's Antpecker
Woodland Kingfisher
Woodland Pipit
Woodpecker Finch
Woodward's Batis

I guess since no one else has stepped up, I will post again to get us moving.
So our final "Wood" bird will be the Common,...uhhh....Eurasian....uhh....just Woodpigeon (from Madrid) -

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Let's move on then and try "-colored". So it doesn't have to be (probably can't be?) in the beginning of the name, but is in the middle. There are lots of these world wide but only a few in the US.

I'll start with Sand-colored Nightjhawk, from Ecuador -

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Curtis Hart » December 17th, 2012, 3:18 pm

Fawn-colored Lark
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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » December 18th, 2012, 1:51 am

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Clay-coloured Thrush - (Turdus grayi) - formerly Clay-coloured Robin.
Photographed on a bird table in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by nightdriver » December 19th, 2012, 8:11 pm

My tri-colored blackbird and heron shots are on slides. This has really pointed out the need for me to convert my slides........or spend more time taking new pictures. I guess I'm going to have to go to all those places over again. :thumb:

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by chrish » December 19th, 2012, 8:28 pm

Time to get this moving again...

Clay-colored Sparrow (Port Aransas, TX)

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Let's try -tailed next.

I'll start with Lyre-tailed Nightjar from near Mindo, Ecuador.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by nightdriver » December 19th, 2012, 8:37 pm

Hey Chris,

I think that was number 4.

Don't leave us hangin' :)

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » December 20th, 2012, 3:52 am

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Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) photographed in NIcaragua.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Rags » December 20th, 2012, 3:53 am

Lyre-tailed Nightjar - Wow, great find.

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Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Post by Owen » December 20th, 2012, 7:58 am

Band-tailed Pigeon

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