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Love the Lesser Adjutant - a cartoon character of a bird. Nice shot.

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Lesser Frigatebirds (Taveuni, Fiji)

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Working on the next one as we speak.

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Here's what we've used so far:
American
-bellied
-billed (twice...oops)
Black
Blue
-breasted
Brown
Buff(y)
California
Cassin's
-colored
Common
-crested
-crowned
Eared
Eastern
Eurasian
European
-eyed
Golden
Great
Greater
Green
-headed
Least
Lesser
Little
Long
Masked
Northern
Olive
Red
Ruddy
-rumped
Short
Snowy
South
-tailed
-throated
Tree
-vented
Western
White
Wilson's
-winged
Wood
Yellow

So our next word will be -faced. There are lots of these, even a few from the US.

I'll start with one from this year, White-faced Storm-Petrel from the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand (pelagic trip report coming soon!)

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Chris,

You seem to have captured another bird in your White-faced Storm-Petrel photo. Horned Owl in the reflection?

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Rags wrote:Chris,

You seem to have captured another bird in your White-faced Storm-Petrel photo. Horned Owl in the reflection?
That's pretty funny. I hadn't seen that. Range extension for sure as well as the first pelagic GHOW record probably.

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White-faced Whistling Ducks, with some Capybara.
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I have a few other "faced" birds, but I don't want to go 4th because I would have to come up with the next word. :lol:

I was thinking "Vermiculated" would be good. ;) :lol:

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Red-FACED Cormorant
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Next....

Pink-FOOTED Shearwater
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I think I used this in another game, but here's a Black-footed Albatross.
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Keeping with the pelagic theme here, here's a slightly non-standard view of a Flesh-footed Shearwater diving down to get a piece of fish we had thrown in to attract it.

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Still two "-footed" boobies, a falcon, a goose.

Bueller?

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I have the boobies........well you know what I mean......on slides :roll:

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OK, I think we can declare footed a lost cause. I have a lousy photo of a Blue-footed Booby somewhere, but I can't find it.

Here's a blatantly stolen photo of a Yellow-footed Pigeon from the internet -

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Let's try something that is hopefully easier, - backed

I'll start with a horrible photo of a Dark-backed Wood-Quail from Ecuador. This was shot in a very dark cloud forest in the pouring rain, but it was a lifer.

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Aah, Back in the game...

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ladder-BACKED woodpecker
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Let's go with ....
Red-NECKED grebe
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Owen that is the closest, clearest picture I've ever seen of a Black-necked Stilt! Really an incredible picture. I'm jealous.

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OK, I'll finish off -necked with an easy one,

Ring-necked Duck

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and next we'll move on to a bird with the name of a US state in its name, but NOT California, which we have already done.

I'll get us started with Tennessee Warbler

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Red-legged Kittiwake
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tomharten wrote:Red-legged Kittiwake, St. Paul Island, AK
Uhhh....this challenge was a bird with the name of a US state in its name, but NOT California. ;)

Unless we've recently voted to incorporate a state named "Kittiwake" as the 51st state? :lol:

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Sorry, I picked it up on page one with "red", didn't realize the game was five pages deep!

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tomharten wrote:Sorry, I picked it up on page one with "red", didn't realize the game was five pages deep!
That's alright. Good to have some fresh eyes in the game.

BTW - is that both species in the photo?

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Yes, both kittiwakes breed there in the Pribilofs. Pretty amazing place, now if I only had a picture of a Connecticut Warbler :) !

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Is it just me, or does no one want to go 4th so they don't have to come up with the next challenge? :lol:

Kentucky Warbler

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And then we will move on to......Pacific

Pacific Reef-Heron

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Pacific Loon
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I would have played another state bird, but I didn't have any more. I still have a few categories that I have several for.

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Alright, I guess I'll finish of Pacific with

Pacific Golden Plover (Fiji)

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and start our next series. Our next birds have to start with Gray

I'll start with my only photo of a Gray Hawk from the US -

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Gray or Grey - who's to say?

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Since it's a European bird, I'll go with grey for this one.

Grey heron
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Gray Go-away-bird
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This one may be tough, but let's try Swainson's.

Swainson's Francolin
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I think I have a lousy photo of a Swainson's Warbler, but I can't find it.

So I'll go with Swainson's Thrush (Port Aransas, TX):

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or just in case I'm wrong with that ID.... (see below), here's another one from Ecuador.

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The only ones left are the Warbler, the Flycatcher and the Sparrow. :shock:

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I'm swainsons'd out. Thrush I had.

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I had the Hawk as well, I was hoping someone had the Warbler. The Sparrow is also common in most cities in Ethiopia. I've never even seen any of the remaining ones.

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I've only seen the warbler once in Florida.

I might have a Swanson's turkey dinner in the freezer I could photgraph ;)

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Chris, this is a very sincere query. Swainson's in the west are have a warm buffy wash in the upper breast, lores. That bird looks so cold gray all over. I would think maybe more Gray-cheeked or even dare I say, Bicknell's ;-) ...but maybe that's the way Swainson's are there. I am definitely no expert on Catharus and welcome correction.

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monklet wrote:Chris, this is a very sincere query. Swainson's in the west are have a warm buffy wash in the upper breast, lores. That bird looks so cold gray all over. I would think maybe more Gray-cheeked or even dare I say, Bicknell's ;-) ...but maybe that's the way Swainson's are there. I am definitely no expert on Catharus and welcome correction.
That's a great point. I'm wondering if the overcast light may be confusing the issue, but it does look like GCTH in the photo. That isn't a mistake I am likely to have made in the field since 90% of the Catharus thrushes we get here in migration are SWTH and GCTH is a good find. Bicknell's woujld be a state record I think. :beer: :lol:
I'll have to do a little more research into when I took the photo.
I would love to have a photo of a GCTH since Swainson's are a dime a dozen down here in migration and I have quite a few photos of them.

I have put in a "better" SWTH photo just in case. Now where's your Swainson's Sparrow photo? :lol:

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chrish wrote:Now where's your Swainson's Sparrow photo? :lol:

...uh, hmmm, uh, well ... :oops: :beer:

These are fun threads with so many great pics ...I don't have that many digitized by oughta try to chip in where I can. Never got a decent Swainson's Thrush though but do have some very nice hermits ...hopefully I've scanned those way back.

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Hmmmm...Hermit might be an interesting one to try. The problem will be that after Hermit Thrush and Hermit Warbler, it will come to a screeching halt while we try to find someone with a series of the "Hermit" Hummingbirds.

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Well, since we seem to be stuck, I'll start another one.....how about.... two colors in the name:

Blue-gray gnatcatcher
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Another acceptableish option at this point would be a Chestnut-mandibled Toucan. One of its former alternate names was Swainson's Toucan, and until the recent lump with Black Mandibled Toucan, it was Ramphastos swainsonii. I have a very poor photo, I'll post it tomorrow if no one comes up with anything else.


EDIT I guess we were writing at the same time. We can go with the new category. I have nothing for it.

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Curtis Hart wrote:Another acceptableish option at this point would be a Chestnut-mandibled Toucan. One of its former alternate names was Swainson's Toucan, and until the recent lump with Black Mandibled Toucan, it was Ramphastos swainsonii. I have a very poor photo, I'll post it tomorrow if no one comes up with anything else.
I have a great photo of a Black-mandibled Toucan, but I think only the northern subspecies is the swainsonii subspecies, so my photo from Panama wouldn't work.

I did, however, find out that the scientific name of this bird, the Pearl Kite, is actually Gampsonyx swainsonii, so this will work at least at the specfic epithet level.

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nightdriver wrote:Well, since we seem to be stuck, I'll start another one.....how about.... two colors in the name:
Excellent idea. Let's see if we can do it without resorting to birds with the word "and" between the color names.

Interestingly, we could almost do just Blue-gray since there are four species of blue-gray birds in the world.
One you posted, another one that rarely gets into the US but is widespread in the neotropics, this species from around the Pacific Ocean

Blue-gray Noddy -

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Unfortunately, the fourth species, the Blue-gray Robin, is restricted to New Guinea so we probably aren't going to get a photo of that one.
I hereby volunteer to go get a photo if we need one if you guys will raise the funds. :lol:

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I watched the 'Swainsons' set without a thought to Ramphastos swainsonii. Full credit to Curtis for coming up with that one and it would be great to see his Toucan photo. In the meantime maybe I could post my own effort. It is a silhouette of a Chestnut mandibled/Swainsons Toucan calling from the top of a tall tree in Costa Rica. I like the way the image turned out so any excuse...

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Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii)

For the two colour set another Blue-Grey.

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Blue-grey Tanagers coming to a makeshift bird feeder at La Fortuna in Costa Rica.

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I don't think we are going to get the other Blue-gray, so how about a lousy photo of

Yellow-green Tyrannulet (Chiapas, Mexico)

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and our next challenge will be "-capped"

White-capped Albatross (Stuart Island, New Zealand)

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