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Kiss Method Of Rapid Bird Id


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What is the KISS Method of Rapid Bird ID? Learn more about it at my birding ecourse.

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Kiss Method Of Rapid Bird Id

  1. 1. KISS Method of Rapid Bird ID <ul><li>Look at these bird shapes. They are distinctive for each bird. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the standard resting posture of the bird. Also distinctive. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the size of the head and tail relative to the size of the body </li></ul>
  2. 2. Silhouette of the bird <ul><li>Notice the Silhouette of these birds. </li></ul><ul><li>That is the missing S in Keep It Simple Silhouette - the KISS method. </li></ul><ul><li>One bird has a crest on its head here </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the shape and size of the bills/beaks. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the feet (when you can see them) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Keep It Simple Silhouette <ul><li>One is a water bird (though you can’t see them)with webbed feet </li></ul><ul><li>Which of these birds are not Perching Birds? </li></ul><ul><li>That is directly related to their feet. Three toes forward and one backward is the structure of the perching birds’ feet. That allows them to essentially lock their position when they perch, so even if they sleep they do not fall over. </li></ul><ul><li>One birds here is NOT a Perching Bird. Watch this short presentation and observe the feet of the birds. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Perching Birds <ul><li>If the clip does not appear, go to </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>See also E NATURE dot com </li></ul><ul><li>E Nature Dot Com Bird ID where they show excellent charts for identification by shape </li></ul>