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CRYPTIC plumage 2 (1 Viewer)

pianoman

duck and diver, bobolink and weaver
Peregrene Falcon for 1

This is way more interesting than what I'm supposed to be doing, thanks Deb
 

Deb Burhinus

Used to be well known! 😎
Europe
So we have results

1 LEAPING ENFORCER - Pianoman
2. WIND SNATCHER. Rosbifs
3. LITTLE TOADING Rosbifs
4. GRILL HUNGER - Birdmeister
5. NEW GRID = kits

apologies if I missed your name out!

and cryptic clues

6. House animal (wearing glasses perhaps?) starts to relish every lick for skimmer (N) SOLVED = Kits #176

7. Back of restructured Italian opera house has furs for a set time for rare breeder (WP) SOLVED = Pianoman

Italian Opera house = Met, restructured = Tem - has furs (at the back of ‘Tem’ = Temmin ‘c’ks, for a set time = stint for a rare breeder = Temminck’s Stint

and everyone getting the picture quiz slowly

https://www.birdforum.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=740844&d=1603761050j

So just this one to go which I’ll add on to next list

8. reptilian rug maker produces fearsome looking specimen

:clap: well done all!
 
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Deb Burhinus

Used to be well known! 😎
Europe
So new clues: first ANAGRAMS - 6 European birds and 6 North American birds - all common!

European

1. A BIGOT LICK-TWADDLE
2. NICE MAD DRUNK
3. I SEA JANUARY
4. DANGER RE BRAWL
5. DEAF FLIER
6. MALIGN A TREE FROG

North American

7. BROMANCE IN AIR
8. PRESENT WADER PINS
9. RESOWN HUE
10. JAB YULE
11. VERY ODD EERIE
12. OUST FITTED MUTE

Please indicate you are answering the anagram not the cryptic clues when posting anagram answers thanks.

And the cryptic clues - please tell how you got there! :scribe::brains:

1. With shark in front, Little Sparrow has none with no beginning or end (WP)

2. Red Morph mixed up detail given to theatre type nurse at lead of renal operation ending in waste receptacle. (WP/O)

3. Hear for example, Mathew Smith scored one, at home, with the top of the head and going to eg.lend kit randomly. (N)

4. Yank hair piece takes something like a billion years to produce what is aka a bare head. (N)

5. Literary schoolboy gets looser prize for seafarer (pelag.)

6. It all sounds like Australian called British naval man with food on stick to catch a large pirate (pelag.)

7. Fleming’s chief, using overrail in the States is really repulsive and a constant triller for this mimic (WP)

8. reptilian type skin, rug maker for example, produces fearsome looking specimen (Ethiop) (it’s a finch!)

That should keep folks busy for a few days ;)
 
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Deb Burhinus

Used to be well known! 😎
Europe
So new clues: first ANAGRAMS - 6 European birds and 6 North American birds - all common!

European

1. A BIGOT LICK-TWADDLE = Black-tailed Godwit (Rosbifs)
2. NICE MAD DRUNK = Mandarin (Rosbifs - sorry about the typo!)
3. I SEA JANUARY = Eurasian Jay (Rosbifs)
4. DANGER RE BRAWL = Garden Warbler (Rosbifs)
5. DEAF FLIER = Fieldfare (Kits)
6. MALIGN A TREE FROG = Greater Flamingo (Rosbifs)

North American

7. BROMANCE IN AIR
8. PRESENT WADER PINS
9. RESOWN HUE = House Wren (Kits)
10. JAB YULE = Blue Jay (Kits)
11. VERY ODD EERIE
12. OUST FITTED MUTE = Tufted Titmouse (Waccoe)

Please indicate you are answering the anagram not the cryptic clues when posting anagram answers thanks.

And the cryptic clues - please tell how you got there! :scribe::brains:

1. With shark in front, Little Sparrow has none with no beginning or end (WP) (5, 5, 5)

2. Red Morph mixed up detail given to theatre type nurse at lead of renal operation ending in waste receptacle. (WP/O) (6-6,5,5)

3. Hear for example, Mathew Smith scored one, at home, with the top of the head and going to eg.lend kit randomly. (N) (6,7,7)

4. Yank hair piece takes something like a billion years to produce what is aka a bare head. (N) (8,6)

5. Literary schoolboy gets looser prize for seafarer (pelag.) (5,5)

6. It all sounds like Australian called British naval man with food on stick to catch a large pirate (pelag.) (8,4)

7. Fleming’s chief, using overrail in the States is really repulsive and a constant triller for this mimic (WP) (9,7)

8. reptilian type skin, rug maker for example, produces fearsome looking specimen (Ethiop) (it’s a finch!) = SOLVED (Rosbifs)

Just the Anagrams in red to go ...

Cryptics- So the letter value has been added to make the cryptic clues a bit easier - most of these have been vagrants to Britain or Ireland so should be familiar. Shout if more clues are needed ;)
 

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