Filed Under (Benin wildlife, General) by Rob on 08-10-2006

…and win a Wycliffe polo shirt!

Yes, it’s competition time again! This time for a ‘Wycliffe Benin’ polo shirt (even nicer than the t-shirt!) Here’s the lovely Lois modelling one for you:



(NB Colour/size may vary)

An interesting birdie was in a tree just outside our house this evening, so I got the camera out and took a few pics:




I’ve looked it up and am confident I have the correct identification.

So, can you name the bird from these photos? I’ll give you a clue: it’s name is made up of three words with a hyphen somewhere in there! So, it would be fun to have lots of wild 3-word guesses, even if you haven’t a clue!

So, get guessing and let’s see what fun answers we can come up with.

PS (For the teachers/parents visiting) it’s not ‘roly-poly bird’ – I think Roald Dahl invented that one!!

11 Comments posted on "Name the mystery bird…"
anne on October 9th, 2006 at 7:25 am #

cant-see-me bird

Rob on October 9th, 2006 at 12:17 pm #

Sorry, none of the words are correct there, Anne!
There should be only one hyphen and three words! Here’s a clue, one of the words is a COLOUR.

anne on October 10th, 2006 at 6:11 pm #

yellow-billed hornbill (dont think im right)anne

Rob on October 10th, 2006 at 7:13 pm #

It’s good but it’s not right!!

Maryla on October 11th, 2006 at 10:49 am #

Norwegian-blue parrot

Rob on October 11th, 2006 at 2:53 pm #

Anne – nice guess! Wrong colour!

Maryla – I think Norway is a tad too far off (both geographically and figuratively!) Maybe you’re thinking of Monty Pithon???

Here’s a BIG clue: the name is:

G _ _ _ / P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ – E _ _ _ _

Now, get those brain cells going!

anne on October 11th, 2006 at 5:10 pm #

is it in french?

Rob on October 11th, 2006 at 7:10 pm #

Hi Anne!

No, all three words are English. The first and last are very common, the middle word less used in the UK (as it’s a food you don’t get much here).

Now, as I’m sooo generous, here are a few more letter:

G _ E _ / P L _ _ T _ _ N / E _ T _ R

There! That’s my last offer! Any takers (remember you win a polo shirt, which you may be able to wear by March if you’re lucky!!!)

Jenny Anderson on October 11th, 2006 at 7:20 pm #

Aww, i was so hoping for it to be a ‘Grey Go-away-bird’ (A real species btw!)

Jenny Anderson on October 11th, 2006 at 7:23 pm #

Grey Plantain-eater – Got it before i saw the extra letters too!

Jenny Anderson on October 11th, 2006 at 7:24 pm #

Western i think