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Saturday, December 12, 2009

THIS YEAR'S HOLIDAY CARD


For several years now, I've rendered a pen-and-ink drawing to use as a holiday card each year (I missed a few). The series ends with this image: a selection of woodpeckers from around the world. The first person who can identify all twelve species will receive a dozen of these cards to use as they see fit (offer ends Tuesday, December 15th). I'll post the entire series, one per day.

6 Comments:

Anonymous bev said...

Beautiful drawing, and congratulations to your lucky winner.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Clare said...

I see word of the contest is spreading through Facebook and the blogosphere, so perhaps I better say I've already won. Unless there is a separate prize for the blog as opposed to Facebook

8:40 PM  
Blogger Ashok said...

Aargh...I'm a sorry excuse for a birder...
1. Female Greater Flameback ?
2. Black Woodpecker
3.
4.
5. Cream-colored Woodpecker
6. Ladderback Woodpecker
7. Acorn Woodpecker (my friend)
8. Lineated Woodpeker
9.
10.
11. Green Woodpecker
12. Some kind of flickr....

So only 7.5 out of 12. :-(

9:27 PM  
Blogger cpbvk said...

Thanks, all. Ashok, I'd say your performance was pretty decent. You came closer than anyone besides Clare. Since the contest is over, here are the answers:
1. Common Goldenback (Dinopium javanense)
2. Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)
3. Arabian Woodpecker (Dendrocopos dorae)
4. Maroon Woodpecker (Blythipicus rubiginosus)
5. Cream-colored Woodpecker (Celeus flavus)
6. Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris)
7. Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)
8. Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos)
9. Fire-bellied Woodpecker (Thripias pyrrhogaster)
10. Spot-breasted Flicker (Colaptes punctigula)
11. Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
12. Ground Woodpecker (Geocolaptes olivaceus)

10:30 AM  
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