Birdwatchers! Help me identify birds!

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Birdwatchers! Help me identify birds!

Post by JephYork » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:16 am

Another goofball Index question...

Wolverine: Global Jeopardy, a 1993 one-shot produced in conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund, featured lots and lots of animals in the backgrounds of the story. I've identified most of them, except a bunch of different kinds of birds. Are there any bird experts out there who can help me figure out what these are?

Here are the birdies in question...

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Thanks in advance!

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Re: Birdwatchers! Help me identify birds!

Post by wolframbane » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:59 pm

Are these birds from the Savage Land or Africa or some other country?

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Re: Birdwatchers! Help me identify birds!

Post by JephYork » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:35 pm

Anywhere and everywhere. The villain of the issue is teleporting animals to his island so he can "conserve" them.

His stated plan was to save endangered animals -- so maybe these birds are endangered? But I don't think *all* the animals on his island were endangered, so I don't know if we can narrow the field down that way.

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Re: Birdwatchers! Help me identify birds!

Post by Jason Doty » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:50 pm

The top one looks like a passenger pigeon. I was kind of searching extinct birds and it appears that one disappeared in the early 1900's, I'm unsure about the other two.

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Re: Birdwatchers! Help me identify birds!

Post by John Simons » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:00 pm

I realize this falls under the category of "well who asked ya?", but this is so not the kind of information I'm looking for in the index series. I'd be so much more into lengthier "Notes" sections with behind-the-scenes and continuity info, and maybe larger reproduction of covers, over listings of what kind of birds appear in the issue. :outtahere:
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Re: Birdwatchers! Help me identify birds!

Post by JephYork » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:39 pm

One doesn't preclude the other, though, does it? Why can't I try to do both? ;)

Normally I *would* just say "birds," but this issue features 16 pages of photos and text about endangered species, some of which appear in-story. The entire point of the book is to draw attention to endangered animals -- and the birds and other creatures were obviously drawn into the story deliberately. The issue's jam-packed with animals of all kinds in almost an easter-egg fashion. I figured in this case it was worth the effort to try to identify them.

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