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Mystery Bird: Green Barbet, Stactolaema olivacea

Jul 10 2010 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] Green Barbet, Stactolaema olivacea, photographed at Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Dan Logen, 10 January 2010 [larger view].
Nikon D300, 200-400 VR lens at 400 mm., ISO 800, 1/640 sec, f/7.1.

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Mystery Bird: White-winged Scoter, Melanitta deglandi

Jul 09 2010 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] White-winged Scoter, Melanitta deglandi, photographed at Bodega Bay, California. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 12 May 2010 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/500s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

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Mystery Bird: Acorn Woodpecker, Melanerpes formicivorus

Jul 06 2010 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] Acorn Woodpecker, Melanerpes formicivorus, photographed in China Camp State Park, Point San Pedro Peninsula, California. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 11 May 2010 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/400s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

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Mystery Bird: Black-throated Sparrow, Amphispiza bilineata

Jul 05 2010 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] Black-throated Sparrow, also known (erroneously) as the Desert Sparrow, Amphispiza bilineata, photographed in Falcon State Park, Falcon Heights, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 5 April 2008 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

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Mystery Bird: Zitting Cisticola, Cisticola juncidis

Jul 04 2010 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] Zitting Cisticola, sometimes known as the Streaked Fantail Warbler,Cisticola juncidis, photographed at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Dan Logen, 20 January 2010 [larger view].
Nikon D300, 600 mm VR lens with 1.4 extender ISO 400, f/8, 1/1000 sec.

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Mystery Bird: Hooded Vulture, Necrosyrtes monachus

Jul 03 2010 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] Hooded Vulture, Necrosyrtes monachus (background: Marabou Stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus), photographed at the Ndutu Safari Lodge, near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Dan Logen, 21 January 2010 [larger view].
Nikon D300, 600 mm lens with 1.4 extender ISO 800, f/5.6 1/400.

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Mystery Bird: Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana

Jul 02 2010 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana, photographed in Wilsall, Montana. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Ron Shimek [larger view].
Olympus OM-10 in an Ikelite Housing, Kodachrome 64 film.

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Mystery Bird: Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura

Jul 01 2010 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura, photographed at Brazos Bend State Park, Needville, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 28 November 2007 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/750s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

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Mystery Bird: Cave Swallow, Petrochelidon fulva

Jun 30 2010 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] A young-of-the-year Cave Swallow, Petrochelidon fulva, photographed at Chambers County, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 26 June 2010 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/500s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

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Mystery Bird: Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus

Jun 29 2010 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] Newly hatched Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus, photographed at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Anahuac, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 26 June 2010 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/320s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

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