Birds by Picture #3

Guess the common names of the birds pictured below.
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Last updated: March 16, 2018
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Barn Owl
Golden Eagle
Rockhopper Penguin
Muscovy Duck
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Level 88
Mar 16, 2018
Glad to see this is the expurgated version (the one without the gannet).
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Level 65
Sep 19, 2018
Bookshop!!!
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Level 87
Aug 10, 2019
What's wrong with a gannet?
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Level 72
Mar 16, 2018
I could have sworn that falcon was a Mississippi kite!
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Level 71
Sep 19, 2018
The Brown Falcon in Australia has a dark 'teardrop' under it's eye as a distinguishing feature:
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Level 65
Sep 19, 2018
Exactly. This isn't a falcon. In addition to the missing teardrop mark this bird has yellow legs and a white iris (Brown falcons have grey legs and brown irides). There are also differences in posture and overall shape but they're harder to describe. But however you look at it, the depicted bird isn't a falcon (and not a Mississippi kite either). It's probably some kind of hawk.
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Level 90
Mar 23, 2018
Apparently it isn't a Muscovite duck. Go figure.
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Level 66
Apr 25, 2018
Again with the European names. Please accept Dovekie for Little Auk.
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Level 33
Aug 24, 2018
In the USA, the "Little Auk" is known as a "Dovekie", so both answers should be enabled. Even most expert birders would not know it as an auk in US unless they'd been overseas.
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Level 83
Sep 19, 2018
Not an expert birder, American, only knew it as a little auk. Knew about it from reading the Little House books as a kid.
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Level 77
Sep 19, 2018
Me too! The Long Winter is my favorite.
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Level 83
Sep 19, 2018
Mine too!
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Level 67
Sep 19, 2018
I love blue-footed boobies!
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Level 77
Sep 19, 2018
Only got Muscovy because our neighbors used to raise domesticated Muscovies. They liked them because they don't make a lot of noise like other ducks.
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Level 65
Sep 19, 2018
Please accept Toco toucan as a type-in for Toucan and make sure to change the picture for the falcon as the ID is incorrect.
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Level 65
Sep 19, 2018
According to a well-versed birder I consulted it is one of the chanting goshawk species, genus Melierax.
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2019
Wow that is what robin look like over in america??? look nothing like they look here, it looks more like a colored blackbird. While european robins look more like em well tits.

Maybe they just took the name and are not in any way related?

Ah looked it up and seems like I am correct the american robin is, like the blackbird a thrush (turdidae family). So in the same family. The european robin is an old world flycatcher (Muscicapidae)

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Level 84
Feb 17, 2022
The American Robin is a different genus entirely
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Level 51
Sep 13, 2019
grey parrot:

none of these worked :(

congo African grey

parrot

African grey...

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Level 84
Feb 9, 2020
That owl one threw me. Doesn't look anything like a barn, IMO.
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Level 36
May 6, 2021
It looks like one to me
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Level 15
Jul 15, 2020
That "brown falcon" is 100 million percent non a falcon. Where did you source that identification from? I'm not certain what its real species is, but I am certain that it is an accipitrid of some kind. Not a falconid.

Look at the two groups online and you'll see how absolutely different and non-confusable they are. Accipitrids and falconids aren't even closely related according to current studies; falconids are most closely related to parrots and songbirds!

Please change the image or find out what the real identity of the bird is.

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Level 36
May 6, 2021
When you look up "Falcon" on Pixabay, this is the second photo that comes up. The photographer is from Germany, and in the comments someone asks if this bird is from South Africa. I will look into Accipiters and other hawks from there and see if it's one of them.

Original photo on Pixabay : https://pixabay.com/photos/falcon-bird-raptor-beak-feathers-1544985/

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Level 36
May 6, 2021
This photo is the second one that comes up when you look up "Falcon" on Pixabay. The photographer is from Germany and someone in the comments for the photo asks if it's from South Africa. I will look into Accipiters and Hawks from there.

Original photo : https://pixabay.com/photos/falcon-bird-raptor-beak-feathers-1544985/

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Level 61
Feb 23, 2022
So disappointed that the auks were not flying penguins!