Try this Eagle eyes game!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman…. These three things are so much different. Hopefully anyone can tell. But a birdwatcher needs more than that. Combination of good eyes and good hearing is a must. Although when you are in Sumatra and a herd of elephants is around, you can probably loose sense and cannot differentiate between the soft calls of banded pitta (Pitta guajana—photo below) and the loud calls of elephants. Or when you are too devoted to birdwatching, you can also loose sense on seeing other animals. You probably forget what other animals look like😛 Long time ago, I had a birdwalk in Gunung Gede with a group of birdwatchers. I remember that one of them is a twitcher if I may say, and could find little babblers inside the bushes easily but couldn’t see the bigger animal – the Javan gibbon moving from one tree to another.

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Well, I don’t know if this game is to test that you are a good birdwatcher or having a good photographic memory. Or a justification of both? 😀

PS: “A twitcher is someone who actively seeks out new birds to put on their lifelist and the word is supposed to describe the uncontrollable spasms of excitement when seeing a new bird for the first time”—see this The Joys of Birdwatching – twitching, ticking and other mad stuff!