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  1. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Assuming that photo was taken from the public path, then yes that counts as any member of the public can see the animals there, even if the building itself is off-show.

    ~Thylo
     
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  2. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Alright, after a very cold visit to Bronx today, I can finally get started:
    Bronx Zoo
    1) Bali Mynah Leucopsar rothschildi
    2) Andean Cock-of-the-Rock Rupicola rupicola
    3) Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise Paradisaea raggiana
    4) Lesser Bird-of-Paradise Paradisaea minor
    5) Grosbeak Starling Scissirostrum dubium
    6) Taveta Golden Weaver Ploceus castaneiceps
    7) Golden-Breasted Starling Lamprotornis regius
    8) Cut-Throat Finch Amadina fasciata
    9) Inca Jay Cyanocorax yncas
    10) Asian Fairy-Bluebird Irena puella
    11) Metallic Starling Aplonis metallica
    12) Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana
    13) Violaceous Euphonia Euphonia violacea
    14) Asian Azure-Winged Magpie Cyanopica cyanus
    15) European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
    16) Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
    17) Superb Starling Lamprotornis superbus
    18) Emerald Starling Lamprotornis iris
    19) Amethyst Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
    20) Silver-Beaked Tanager Ramphocelus carbo
    21) Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
    22) Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola
    23) Blue-Grey Tanager Thraupis episcopus
    24) Red-Crested Cardinal Paroaria coronata
    25) Capuchinbird Perissocephalus tricolor
    26) Black-Capped Social Weaver Pseudonigrita cabanisi
    27) Long-Tailed Finch Poephila acuticauda
    28) Java Sparrow Lonchura oryzivora
    29) Red-Billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea
    30) Yellow-Hooded Blackbird Chrysomus icterocephalus
    31) Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus
    32) Red-Billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha
    33) Black-Throated Laughingthrush Garrulax chinensis

    Have to say, I saw a fair few more than I left the zoo thinking I did. I still missed a good few with no shows, it being winter, and with some exhibits closed/under renovation. I have a couple more to ID as well. I'm about 90% sure I saw Star Finch and Bay-Headed Tanager but I want to double-check my photos to be sure.

    ~Thylo
     
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  3. Vision

    Vision Well-Known Member

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    Did a very quick run-through of Antwerp zoo today. Didn't get to see all of the zoo, most of the birds that had outdoor exhibits weren't visible, and the bird house closed right as I entered, so my starting count is very low :p

    1) Northern cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    2) Rosy starling, Pastor roseus
    3) European goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis
    4) Village weaver, Ploceus cucullatus
    5) Common hill mynah, Gracula religiosa
    6) Red-tailed laughingthrush, Trochalopteron milnei
    7) Red-throated parrotfinch, Erythrura psittacea
    8) Golden-breasted starling, Lamprotornis regius
    9) Snowy-crowned robin-chat, Cossypha niveicapilla
    10) Yellow-fronted canary, Serinus mozambicus
    11) Red avadavat, Amandava amandava
    12) Brazilian tanager, Ramphocelus bresilia
    13) Ultramarine grosbeak, Cyanocompsa brissonii
    14) Red-browed firetail, Neochmia temporalis
     
  4. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been able to ID most of the species yet but I can certainly add two:

    Bronx Zoo
    34) Star Finch Neochmia ruficauda
    35) Blue-Faced Parrotfinch Erythrura trichroa

    ~Thylo
     
  5. DragonDust101

    DragonDust101 Well-Known Member

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    Okay then. Longtailed Glossy Starling puts me at 12 taxa.
     
  6. Vision

    Vision Well-Known Member

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    Another few from Antwerp, still missing a bunch though.

    15) White-rumped shama, Copsychus malabaricus
    16) Painted bunting, Passerina ciris
    17) Red-whiskered bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus
    18) Common waxbill, Estrilda astrild
    19) Star finch, Neochmia ruficauda
    20) Diamond firetail, Stagonopleura guttata
    21) Asian fairy-bluebird, Irena puella
    22) Zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata
    23) Red-billed leiothrix, Leiothrix lutea
    24) Orange-bellied waxbill, Amandava subflava
    25) Australian magpie, Gymnorhina tibicen*

    *Behind the scenes because of construction work, but visible from the visitor path (in the aviaries where congo peafowl and great blue turaco used to be held, among others)
     
  7. KevinVar

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    Had quite a few no-shows, but Rotterdam gave me my first few captive Passerines for the year.

    1. Asian Fairy-bluebird (Irena puella)
    2. White-throated magpie-jay (Calocitta formosa)
    3. Blue-crowned laughingthrush (Dryonastes courtoisi)
    4. Brazilian tanager (Ramphocelus bresilia)
    5. Common bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)
    6. Red-whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)
    7. Scissor-billed starling (Scissirostrum dubium)
    8. Superb starling (Lamprotornis superbus)
    9. White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus)
     
  8. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Did see today 118 different captive Passerines but even so the number for the challenge still is 0 because sofar not a single visit to a public collection this year :(.
    The 118 different species I've seen at the Dutch national bird exibition "Vogel 2017" . More then 10.000 birds of many species - next to the passerines also parakeets and parrots, some touraco's, kingfishers, pigeons and loads of mutations and breeding-forms of canaries, budgies and other birds.
    The exibition was held at Apeldoorn and I had a really nice day there between all those feathered friends !