Bird quiz

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Bird quiz

Hello,
This is an african Bird.
Which one is it ?

Picture used is from wikipedia.

Iceage (not verified)
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Hi Pheonix,

well i am not a real bird id person. I took the foto and the hint info from a malawi travel site on the internet.

So it can be that you are right... i just dont know.

I googled on pygmy kingfisher, african pygmy kingfisher and Malawi kingfisher and there are loads of picture's.

anyway it is a kingfisher ( LOL) Not a giant one as we had yesterday on the NK cam! ( i missed it) .

Take Care Pheonix.

PS i travelled a  lot but never been in Scotland.  (maybe one day?)

 

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 Iceage, are you 100% sure that the picture above is that of an African Pigmy Kingfisher as Tabs suggested.

Your picture has a small kingfisher with a dark coloured beak as in this attached photo of a madacascar Pigmy kingfisher, but could also be found in a juvenile African Pigmy kingfisher.

Where as an African Pigmy Kingfisher has a bright red / crimson coloured beak, not that i'm saying that Tabs is not also correct, just a fine point of identification.

P.S. I come from Scotland.

 

 

 

Madagascar Kingfisher (Corythornis vintsioides),

 

 

African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta)

 

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Iceage (not verified)
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Yes Tabs is very correct. It is an african Pygmy Kingfisher.
Here is some info-->

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Pygmy_Kingfisher

I cant do another question whitin the next 7 hours.. I am working (suppoosed to be working ) instead spending my time on dooing quizzes. Smiling

maybe somebody else is willing to create a new question ?
I have to log of.
Take care.

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I agree with tabs put i must confess i had to do some research to find out this one Smiling but thats part of the fun i looked in the book Sad

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 I think this could be a picture of >>>

Madagascar Kingfisher (Corythornis vintsioides),

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Tabs (not verified)
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This is an African Pygmy Kingfisher Ceyx pictus from Milawi... 

Iceage (not verified)
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Hello all....

Who can do a new puzzle?

 OK its me again.

Question:

 

Hint-->

For a long time *edit*  has been kept secret by those who live there and those who visit. However, this is changing as increasing numbers of birders and ecotourists are discovering this wonderful country.

Who am i ?

 

 

 

 

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Wild Dreamer wrote:
I will guess the Crested Crane of Uganda ??

I think the antelope in the back ground is a ugandan kob Smiling both these animals appear on the currency Smiling and i saw a crane in uganda two as a pair :

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So yes off corse the crested crane fom Uganda ( Balearica regulorum gibbericeps)
was 100% correct.

here is some info.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Crowned_Crane

there are two subspecies.

I have to log of ( i am supposed to be working ).

Iceage (not verified)
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Iceage wrote:

Wild Dreamer wrote:
I will guess the Crested Crane of Uganda ??

No wrong....

 

 

 

 

 

HeheheheWink

Sure. its a very fast and correct answer! ( applaus)

 

I think we had a communication misunderstanding...
I was teasing saying no wrong.. but then directly under it-->
Sure it's a very fast and correct answer!

So wild dreamer was absolutly 100 % correct.
Sorry for any misunderstandings.

Take care

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