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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

    KevinVar Well-Known Member

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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 !
     
  9. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Moderator Staff Member

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    I open my account with a visit to Zoo Negara on January 23rd:

    1. Black and White Laughing Thrush, Garrulax bicolor

    This was one of only two passerines labelled at the zoo. I visited KL Bird Park a year ago and wasn't really inclined to rush back. I actually don't think the passerine collection there was particularly good either, apart from a nice mixed Bulbul aviary. It's going to be a slow start to the year for me.
     
  10. Vision

    Vision Well-Known Member

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    From a third visit to antwerp today:

    26) Yellow-crowned bishop, Euplectes afer
    27) Cut-throat finch, Amadina fasciata
    28) Scaly-breasted munia, Lonchura punctulata
    29) African silverbill, Lonchura cantans
    30) Long-tailed finch, Poephila acuticauda
    31) Red fody, Foudia madagascariensis

    Was surprised to see I had missed 4 species (27-30) in the dark hallway on my second visit! I don't tend to stick around there that long, but I really wasn't expecting that hall to contain so many species (others kept in here are red avadavat, orange-bellied waxbill, red-browed firetail, red-throated parrotfinch, and then 2 more species I missed both times; double-barred finch and red-cheeked cordonbleu). Still missing quite a lot!
     
  11. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Today at least my first 'official' passerines seen in a public collection so I can join in :).
    At Vogelopvang Breda today the following species :
    1) Common waxbill - Estrilda astrild ( see Common waxbill - Estrilda astrild | ZooChat )
    2) Carrion crow - Corvus corone
    3) Eurasian magpie - Pica pica
    4) Eurasian jay - Garrulus glandarius ( see Eurasian jay - Garrulus glandarius | ZooChat )
    5) Red-throated parrotfinch - Erythrura psittacea
    6) Star finch - Neochmia ruficauda ( see Star finch - Neochmia ruficauda | ZooChat )
    7) Zebra finch - Poephila guttata
    8) Javan sparrow - Padda oryzivora
    9) Hooded siskin - Carduelis magellanica ( see Hooded siskin - Carduelis magellanica | ZooChat )
    10) African silverbill - Lonchura cantans
    11) House finch - Carpodacus mexicanus ( see House finch - Carpodacus mexicanus - yellow phase | ZooChat )
     
  12. jayjds2

    jayjds2 Well-Known Member

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    Visited again and picked up the only species I missed last time:

    National Zoo 1/28/17:
    16. Yellow-bellied grosbeak Pheucticus chrysogaster

    Haven't been able to go to any other collections yet, but that hopefully will change next month. I'll pick up a fair few when I visit the National Aquarium.
     
  13. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    A visit to Antwerp Zoo - Belgium today provided me with a lot more passerines for the Challenge :
    12) Northern cardinal ( Cardinalis cardinalis ) ( see Northern cardinal | ZooChat )
    13) Rosy starling ( Pastor roseus ) ( see Rosy starling | ZooChat )
    14) European goldfinch ( Carduelis carduelis )
    15) Village weaver ( Ploceus cucullatus ) ( see Village weaver | ZooChat )
    16) Golden-breasted starling ( Lamprotornis regius ) ( see Golden-breasted starling | ZooChat )
    17) Snowy-crowned robin-chat ( Cossypha niveicapilla )
    18) Red avocet ( Amandava amandava )
    19) Brazilian tanager ( Ramphocelus bresilia ) ( see Brazilian tanager | ZooChat )
    20) Ultramarine grosbeak ( Cyanocompsa brissonii ) ( see Ultramarine grosbeak | ZooChat )
    21) Red-browed firetail ( Neochmia temporalis )
    22) White-rumped shama ( Copsychus malabaricus )
    23) Painted bunting ( Passerina ciris ) ( see Painted bunting | ZooChat )
    24) Red-whiskered bulbul ( Pycnonotus jocosus ) ( see Red-whiskered bulbul | ZooChat )
    25) Diamond firetail ( Stagonopleura guttata )
    26) Asian fairy bluebird ( Irena puella ) ( see Asian fairy bluebird | ZooChat )
    27) Red-billed leiotrix ( Leiotrix lutea )
    28) Orange-bellied waxbill ( Amandava subflava )
    29) Yellow-crowned bishop ( Euplectes afer )
    30 Cut-throated finch ( Amandina fasciata ) ( see Cut-throat finch Juvinile | ZooChat )
    31) Scaly-breasted munia ( Lonchura punctulata )
    32) Long-tailed finch ( Poephila acuticauda )
    33) Blue-faced honeyeater ( Entomyzon cyanotis ) ( see Blue-faced honeyeater | ZooChat )
    34) Violet-backed starling ( Cinnyriclinclus leucogaster )
    35) Kilimanjaro white-eye ( Zosterops eurycricotus ) ( see Kilimanjaro white-eye | ZooChat )
    36) Brahminy starling ( Sturnus pagodarum ) ( see Brahminy starling | ZooChat )
    37) Gouldian finch ( Chloebia gouldiae ) ( Gould's amandine | ZooChat )
     
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  14. zoogiraffe

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    Picked up a few more so here goes

    24) Bengalese Finch (Lonchura striata)
    25) Black-headed Weaver (Ploceus melanocephalus)
    26) Brazilian Tanager (Ramphocelus bresilia)

    Thats it for the moment
     
  15. vogelcommando

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    Just discovered I forgot one species I saw yesterday at Antwerp Zoo :

    38) Viellot's black weaver ( Ploceus nigerrimus )
     
  16. MagpieGoose

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    Chester Zoo 02/01/2017

    1) Pekin Robin (Leiothrix lutea)
    2) Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora)
    3) Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis)
    4) Snowy-Crowned Robin Chat (Cossypha niveicapilla)
    5) White-Rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus)
    6) Emerald Starling (Lamprotornis iris)
    7) Royal Starling (Lamprotornis regius)
    8) Red-Whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)
    9) Chestnut-Backed Thrush (Zoothera dohertyi)
    10) Timor Sparrow (Padda fuscata)
    11) Timor Zebra Finch (Poephila guttata guttata)
    12) Red-Billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa erythroryncha occipitalis)
    13) Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi)
    14) Asian Fairy Bluebird (Irena puella)
    15) Grosbeak Starling (Scissirostrum dubium)
    16) Azure-Winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus)

    Welsh Mountain Zoo 05/02/2017

    17) Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus)
    18) Pagoda Myna (Sturnia pagodarum)
    19) Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)
    20) Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)
    21) Red-Billed Quelea (Quelea quelea)
     
  17. Dylan

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    Edinburgh Zoo:
    1)Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi)
    2) Montserrat oriole (Icterus oberi)
    3)Java sparrow (onchura oryzivora)

    Five sisters zoo:
    1)Purple genediar (Uraeginthus ianthinogaster)
    2)Village weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)
     
  18. Vision

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    A very limited amount of time in Burgers' zoo, a lot of overlap with Antwerp's collection, and a lot of horrible luck, means almost no species seen in this very extensive collection. No piha, no catbird, no pitta, no leafbird. Oh well, I'll have to head back soon!
    Burgers' Zoo:
    32) Oriental white-eye, Zosterops palpebrosus
    33) Blue-backed grassquit, Volatinia jacarina
    34) Scissor-billed starling, Scissirostrum dubium
    35) Red-rumped cacique, Cacicus haemorrhous
    36) Lawrence's goldfinch, Carduelis lawrencei
    37) Yellow grosbeak, Pheucticus chrysopeplus
    38) House finch, Carpodacus mexicanus

    Blijdorp:
    39) Crested oropendola, Psarocolius decumanus
    40) Superb starling, Lamprotornis superbus
    41) Common bulbul, Pycnonotus barbatus
    42) Purple glossy starling, Lamprotornis purpureus
    43) Blue-crowned laughingthrush, Dryonastes courtoisi
    44) Azure-winged magpie, Cyanopica cyanus
    45) Java sparrow, Padda oryzivora
    46) White-throated magpie-jay, Calocitta formosa
     
  19. Marhi

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    Thank you for this great contest. I discovered this contest lately, in November 2016. I didnt try to join, it was too late. But I decided to join in 2017. Thank you for Passerines, birds are my passion and this is even more exciting for me. I have started my list with Prague Zoo. I visited it on Thursday (Feb. 6), it was short visit but I saw some birds there:

    1) Common raven / Corvus corax
    2) European starling / Sturnus vulgaris
    3) Eurasian Blackbird / Turdus merula
    4) European Serin / Serinus serinus
    5) Eurasian Siskin / Carduelis spinus
    6) Eurasian Bullfinch / Pyrrhula pyrrhula
    7) European Greenfinch / Carduelis chloris
    8) Spotted Morning-thrush / Cichladusa guttata
    9) Black-throated Laughingthrush / Dryonastes chinensis
    10) Buffy Laughingthrush / Dryonastes berthemyi
    11) Red-billed Leiothrix / Leiothrix lutea
    12) Asian Fairy Bluebird / Irena puella
    13) Blue-crowned Laughingthrush / Garrulax courtoisi
    14) White-rumped Shama / Copsychus malabaricus
    15) Red-tailed Laughingthrush / Garrulax milnei
    16) Black-headed Bulbul / Pycnonotus atriceps
    17) White Wagtail / Motacilla alba

    I will post photos to this album: https://www.facebook.com/martina.ki...1073741928.100000862323481&type=3&pnref=story
     
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  20. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Moderator Staff Member

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    If we see a bird in a walkthrough aviary that is local, and we suspect shouldn't be in there, should we count it? It is still captive and on display, so I'm inclined to, but I want to be transparent about it.
     
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