Page 1 of 70

Ornithology ID Practice

Posted: December 13th, 2010, 5:01 pm
by amerikestrel
This is a new, SO related posting game which I originally brought up in the ornithology thread here. It is designed to help ornithology participants practice bird identification. Rules and directions are as follows:

1. Someone will link to or embed an image of a bird in a post. Birds must be from the official national list available here. Feel free to give trickier images, or images of juvenile or female birds, but please make sure it is identifiable.

2. Everyone else will attempt to identify the bird in the image. When someone figures out what it is, they will reply with their answer (common or scientific name, doesn't matter).

3. The original poster of the image will reply, either confirming or denying their answer. The winner will then post the next image.

4. If the original poster does not reply, a new image may be posted after 24 hours have passed.

5. I realize that it is easy to cheat; please don't. Using reverse image searchers or other tools just ruins it for everyone. If you want to get the most practice out of this, limit yourself to a field guide. Also, when you post an image, try to pick one without a give-away url, or upload it to a hosting site like imageshack.us or tinypic.com.

6. Please no spamming or off topic conversations; keep those to other threads.

7. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if you're not in ornithology, or if your a grad. :)

Re: Ornithology ID Practice

Posted: December 13th, 2010, 5:03 pm
by paleonaps
Image

Re: Ornithology ID Practice

Posted: December 13th, 2010, 5:09 pm
by amerikestrel
Red-necked loon, non-breeding plumage, perhaps?

Edit: I meant Red-throated Loon, sorry.

Re: Ornithology ID Practice

Posted: December 13th, 2010, 5:11 pm
by paleonaps
We must retire, for the time is NEIN!

Re: Ornithology ID Practice

Posted: December 13th, 2010, 6:19 pm
by AlphaTauri
Um, I can't see the picture.

Re: Ornithology ID Practice

Posted: December 13th, 2010, 7:04 pm
by RandomPerson
For those that can't see, sometimes they don't work correctly:
http://k43.pbase.com/o2/67/651367/1/106 ... 088921.jpg

Re: Ornithology ID Practice

Posted: December 13th, 2010, 7:16 pm
by AlphaTauri
Still doesn't work...it says I don't have permission to access the file.

Re: Ornithology ID Practice

Posted: December 13th, 2010, 8:05 pm
by amerikestrel
http://i54.tinypic.com/14a3ab.jpg

Does this work? I uploaded it onto a hosting site.

Re: Ornithology ID Practice

Posted: December 14th, 2010, 9:34 am
by Flavorflav
amerikestrel wrote:Red-necked loon, non-breeding plumage, perhaps?
Nope. Look at the collar and the bill.

Re: Ornithology ID Practice

Posted: December 14th, 2010, 12:38 pm
by AlphaTauri
Yep, I can see it now.

Um, Common Loon, juvenile?