March 15th, 2009, 07:16 PM
What and where?
Here are three mystery species photographed on the same birding trip. The challenge is what are they and where are they?
March 15th, 2009, 07:30 PM
1 out of 3!
i have no idea on the 1st or 3rd photo, but i think the gull is a kelp gull, sorry i cant give the complete answer, but its worth a try isnt it!
March 15th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Had to look up in Clement & Hathaway's Thrushes . . . first looks to be Grounds....er Thrush or possibly Spotted Ground Thrush. So we're talking South Africa somewhere.
March 16th, 2009, 08:32 AM
I've had a look and would try:-
1 - Groundcsraper Thrush, based on bill and stance
2 - Kelp Gull
3 - White-headed Vulture, male based on lack of white on inner secondaries and tertials
Must be southern Africa somewhere
March 16th, 2009, 09:18 PM
Well done! All three now correctly identified and located in South Africa.
Here's another shot of the vulture