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Old Wednesday 13th May 2020, 14:49   #76
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Unique birds

Well with relaxation on our lockdown now underway: (we can now get out and about in England, unlimited exercise and leisure activity), I expect to be out birding most days.
Today it was lovely to see Avocets with chicks, Arctic and Common Terns and good number of woodland birds all within 20 miles of home.

So I've decided to end the thread with some unique or almost unique birds that don't fit in to a large family

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Kagu - Blue River NP, New Caledonia
Cassowary - Cassowary Lodge, near Cairns, Australia
Maleo - Tabun, Sulawesi
Yellow-headed Picathartes (Rockfowl) - Kakum, Ghana
Bornean Bristlehead - Danum, Borneo
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Old Wednesday 13th May 2020, 14:56   #77
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Correction

Sarah just reminded me we saw Dwarf Cassowary on Fly River PNG, so Southern Cassowary wasn't really unique for us.

So have included Bornean (Black-breasted) Fruithunter, which I still consider unique even though DNA says it could be linked to Thrushes
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David, if you're announcing your departure from this thread, thanks for finishing on a bird that meant a lot to me on my last visit to Kinabalu in 2013, but I'm really disappointed I didn't get to see any pictures of Blyth's Reed Warbler!

Only joking, of course, thanks and happy birding for the rest of the year.
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Old Wednesday 13th May 2020, 21:09   #79
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My favorite local bird, of late, is the Northern Flicker.


Illustration by Louis Agassiz-Fuertes from Woodpeckers by Fannie Hardy Eckstrom, circa 1903.


Stay safe,
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David, if you're announcing your departure from this thread, thanks for finishing on a bird that meant a lot to me on my last visit to Kinabalu in 2013, but I'm really disappointed I didn't get to see any pictures of Blyth's Reed Warbler!

Only joking, of course, thanks and happy birding for the rest of the year.
Thanks. Yes for the time being I will be spending spare time when not I'm doing education or volunteering out and about in the countryside.

Best I can manage is Black-browed Reed Warbler to finish with!
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My favorite local bird, of late, is the Northern Flicker.


Illustration by Louis Agassiz-Fuertes from Woodpeckers by Fannie Hardy Eckstrom, circa 1903.


Stay safe,
Arthur
Thanks. Nice illustration.
I do have a few Flicker shots best I have is this one from near San Diego
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I do like Thrushes they have lovely calls.
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