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Who am I? XIII

Observed: 19th July 2011 By: ophrys
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Description:

I did these for a bird quiz and thought it might be a bit of fun. Nothing too difficult! I'll stick up the full pictures at some point.

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wolvobirder's picture

No idea on this one!

No idea on this one!

RoyW's picture

Youngster?

Perhaps a juvenile?

David Jardine's picture

Dull brown eye

Agreed as youngster - adults have dark red eyes

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Wrong

Wrong species, I am afraid! Funny, because I did not think this one would cause any problems...

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chrisbrooks's picture

Species

Put us out of our misery please.

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Tomorrow

I'll edit and stick the full bird up tomorrow, in case anyone else fancies another go. It should be familiar...

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Thanks

Thanks...I have added the larger picture. Surprising how difficult it can be, when you only see the one part in isolation!

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chrisbrooks's picture

Fooled us

A Treecreeper, you fooled us all and you are right a bit of fun, thanks.

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Treec

Feel free to add the ID! ;)

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chrisbrooks's picture

Your honour

As we all got it wrong I think you deserve that right, it was a tough one though.

jhn7's picture

I'm still fooled!

I was sure it was a Dunnock! I thought Treecreepers had a white stripe above the eye?

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White

You are right, Janet, and that is what you can see here, but I agree that it is not very bright on this bird. At distance, I suspect it would be more obvious.

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RoyW's picture

Doh!

...and so obvious when you see the whole picture!

I found it very easy to fit what could be seen to the suggestions that had been made - first Dunnock, then Song Thrush. Treecreeper didn't even come to mind!

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Doh!

Yes, I am sure that I would have been the same, If I had not known the answer!

All we need now is for David to agree and it will cease to appear on the carousel under Dunnock! ;)

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Agreed!

Sorry for the delay....just in from work!

Maybe we should post a picture of a Dunnock eye to see how different the pictures are.

A salutory lesson of the difficulties of identifying from single photos.....

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..especially single photos that don't show much!

If a photo shows enough different features, or a single feature that is 100% diagnostic, then there is not usually a problem with an ID based on that photo.
The problem comes when you can't see the features that are usually used for the ID properly and have to base an ID on less obvious features!

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Thanks

Thanks, David, for agreeing! I have added another 'Who am I?'!

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