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lemonbalm
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread postby lemonbalm » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:19 pm

P.S. Arks, is the bird a white eye, greenbul, or something else entirely?
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread postby arks » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:35 pm

Thanks lemonbalm, I can see why it's difficult to tell. As for the birdie, I think that it's a female spectacled weaver.
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread postby jaytea » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:45 am

Was just brushing up on my plant/tree ids... and browsing this thread..... Arks I think you have a sombre greenbul in your tree!! Not a female weaver!
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread postby arks » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:14 am

Eish jaytea, I think you're right :redface:
(not sure what gave me the idea it was a weaver :whistle: )
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread postby arks » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:17 am

Can anyone help with an ID for this tree? Seen at Mountain Zebra NP in July 2015.

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Re: Tree ID help

Unread postby lemonbalm » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:49 pm

You like the difficult genera Arks! I would guess at one of the species/subspecies in the Acacia karroo complex. And yes, I still call them Acacias! I was at the meeting where we lost the name and it was not pleasant.
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread postby arks » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:53 pm

Thanks lemonbalm :gflower: I googled and it looks like you're spot on, as usual. I'd thought that it was some sort of acacia -- and since when have the names been changed?!? I'm not a fan of arbitrary name changing, as with many birds :twisted: Since I first learned names for RSA birds in 1984 -- and they're after all not "my" birds :wink: -- I see no reason to learn these new names. And recently I was told that it's been decided now to revert to the "old" bird names, so .... :whistle:
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