Birds of Feather/Ornithology

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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Postby Flavorflav » May 26th, 2009, 6:42 am

It's really going to depend on the writer. There are some really easy ones, but most of them could be easy or ridiculously hard. Many songbirds have more than one song - sometimes as many as ten, and some of them sound a lot like the most common songs of another species. Basically all of the non-passerines should be easy, but the passerines are (IMO) potentially much, much harder than the frogs.

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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Postby soobsession » May 27th, 2009, 2:09 pm

does anyone think it's gonna be hard to study bird calls?
Not really. There are a lot with distinct sounds [loons, grebes, mergansers, etc... (sorry, i cant spell)]. I think they'll be A LOT easier than frog calls.

To study bird calls I went to borders + bought a bird book w/ bird calls + started to listen to them.
Also, you can always go birdwatching around your neighborhood.
i think if i really wanted to get into the hang of studying, I'll record some songs, and put them onto my ipod. yes!
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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Postby crabnebula143 » May 30th, 2009, 9:01 am

How do you distinguish mexican crows from american crows??
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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Postby soobsession » May 30th, 2009, 9:28 am

American Crow:
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Mexican Crow:
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mexican crows are skinnier? i think their beaks may be longer...and whiter unless thats a glare...
their feathers look kinda different too

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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Postby croman74 » May 30th, 2009, 10:56 am

The second image didn't work.
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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Postby robotman » May 30th, 2009, 11:46 am

here is a mexican crow picture
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Postby croman74 » May 30th, 2009, 1:11 pm

That didn't work either. Let's try this one:
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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Postby croman74 » May 30th, 2009, 1:14 pm

Ok, that one worked. To me it looks like their tails are a little different.
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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Postby robotman » May 30th, 2009, 1:17 pm

yea and their feet are a bit differant
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Re: Birds of Feather/Ornithology

Postby croman74 » May 30th, 2009, 1:19 pm

It might just be the picture, but the feathers of the mexican crow are smoother.
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