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Rarest etc in 'Name a Bird You've Seen 2' (1 Viewer)

dantheman

Bah humbug
I think any meaningful discussion would get totally swamped in that fast running thread whilst it is still running ... perhaps.

Just wondering what the rarest/most difficult or notable species have been so far? Or anything else of interest ...
 

pbjosh

missing the neotropics
Switzerland
I agree Rondonia Bushbird is a very, very good bird! Certainly much more difficult to access than Rondonia Bushbird.

I looked at the thread a few times but by the time I tried to look at the spreadsheet then contribute something, the post had moved on, so I didn't bother posting.

Birds I could potentially contribute that I'm guessing are not likely to have been contributed by others: Tsingy Wood-Rail, Townsend's Shearwater, Apurimac Thistletail, Vilcabamba Thistletail...

Birds that maybe aren't on the list yet: Pirre Hummingbird, Pirre Warbler, Beautiful Treerunner, Short-tailed Finch, Raimondi's Yellow-Finch, Peruvian Martin, Black-capped Siskin, Berlepsch's Tinamou, Coiba Spinetail, Azuero/Brown-backed Dove, Azuero Parakeet, Cordillera Azul Antbird, Taczanowski's Tinamou, Purple-backed Sunbeam, Tuxtla Quail-Dove, Cream-eyed Bulbul, Bornean Frogmouth, Dulit Frogmouth, Black Oriole, Gough Moorhen, Gough Island Finch, Tristan Thrush, Bonin White-eye, Lombok Drongo, Javan Flameback, Javan Frogmouth... probably more...

If the thread ever slows down and there's anything left to contribute I'll join in then :ROFLMAO:
 

Larry Sweetland

Formerly 'Larry Wheatland'
For me the birds that most raised an eyebrow in terms of "wow, I didn't think anyone sees that!" have been Sri Lanka Bay Owl and Carpentarian Grasswren. Some other ones may be very rare, but if they're staked outby a guide then they are effectively easy if you have the money.

For me, the only bird I've seen that I think might be actually tough to get is Sulawesi Woodcock,but I guess that's probably staked out these days.
 
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YuShan

Well-known member
I don't think I have seen anything rare. Yes, I have seen some very localised species such as Ankober Serin and Sombre Rock Chat, but I easily found them by myself without much effort when visiting the areas where they live.
 

Larry Sweetland

Formerly 'Larry Wheatland'
I agree Rondonia Bushbird is a very, very good bird! Certainly much more difficult to access than Rondonia Bushbird.

I looked at the thread a few times but by the time I tried to look at the spreadsheet then contribute something, the post had moved on, so I didn't bother posting.

Birds I could potentially contribute that I'm guessing are not likely to have been contributed by others: Tsingy Wood-Rail, Townsend's Shearwater, Apurimac Thistletail, Vilcabamba Thistletail...

Birds that maybe aren't on the list yet: Pirre Hummingbird, Pirre Warbler, Beautiful Treerunner, Short-tailed Finch, Raimondi's Yellow-Finch, Peruvian Martin, Black-capped Siskin, Berlepsch's Tinamou, Coiba Spinetail, Azuero/Brown-backed Dove, Azuero Parakeet, Cordillera Azul Antbird, Taczanowski's Tinamou, Purple-backed Sunbeam, Tuxtla Quail-Dove, Cream-eyed Bulbul, Bornean Frogmouth, Dulit Frogmouth, Black Oriole, Gough Moorhen, Gough Island Finch, Tristan Thrush, Bonin White-eye, Lombok Drongo, Javan Flameback, Javan Frogmouth... probably more...

If the thread ever slows down and there's anything left to contribute I'll join in then :ROFLMAO:
Wow, Purple-backed Sunbeam is bit mythical (in terms of effort to get to the site) as I understand it!
 

Nutcracker

Stop Brexit!
How many Sri Lanka Bay Owls have you seen this morning? 😊
Me, none, but then, I've never been to Sri Lanka 😂

Obviously not a definitive statement to easiness-of-seeing, but the number of photos of a species in Wiki Commons is often a surprisingly good guide as to how easy a species is to get; they have 7 photos of Sri Lankan Bay Owl, 2 photos of Oriental Bay Owl, and none of Congo Bay Owl. Hints that Sri Lankan is actually the easiest bay owl to get.
 

Larry Sweetland

Formerly 'Larry Wheatland'
Unless things have changed, another one that's on the list that's going to get tough after the death of one individual is Palawan Peacock-Pheasant. I'm willing to bet that more than 99% of birders that have seen it, have all seen the same individual bird.
 

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