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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:41 pm 
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Rusty Justy wrote:
Unfortunately not the bird you're looking for :(


Thaks Justin. Sometimes these birds just don't conform to the "Norm" but it did look like a green back without spots or strong wing markings.. A real in betweener! Typical teenager.... :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Heron: Green-backed
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At the causeway over the Shingwedzi River. Feb 2010.

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 Post subject: Re: Heron: Green-backed
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Elsa :clap: nice close up! Didnt seem too shy!

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 Post subject: Bird id help
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Hi,

Hoping someone can id this bird for me (only just started getting interested in birds and I'm stumped by this one).

It was at the Kruger, near Lower Sabie, at Ntandanyathi Hide, early in the morning, on its own, in November this year. I thought at first it was a Kingfisher of some sort, then decided it looked more like a heron, but the red eyes are confusing me. It's not particularly big - about pigeon-sized I would estimate.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird id help
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I suspect that is a Green-backed Heron in its breeding colors.

Maybe someone can confirm?

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 Post subject: Re: Bird id help
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Imberbe wrote:
I suspect that is a Green-backed Heron in its breeding colors.


:thumbs_up: I would agree with you Imberbe! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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At this point I am feeling lazy :wink: This was taken at Lake Panic and Bittern, or maybe Heron of sorts comes to mind.

I will tell you that this preceeded one of my best sightings... ever.. if I had a bigger lens and video.

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi MM,

Your second bird is a juv. Green backed Heron.

Dying to know what you saw next???

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 Post subject: Dwarf Bittern or juvenile Green Backed Heron????
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I say this is a Dwarf Bittern, but others say it is a juvenile Green backed Heron.

I took this shot at the Nhlambanyathi hide under Lower Sabie.

What would the real birders say?

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 Post subject: Re: Dwarf Bittern or juvenile Green Backed Heron????
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Juv. Green Backed Heron

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 Post subject: Re: Dwarf Bittern or juvenile Green Backed Heron????
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Hey Michel!!

Looks like a juvenile GBH to me :)

Btw just realised what Nhlambanyathi means :dance:

Nhlamba = herd
Nyathi = buffalo

I was always to lazy to read/pronounce that name but now its easy :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Dwarf Bittern or juvenile Green Backed Heron????
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Thanks guys, but if you look at the area around the eye It looks more like a Dwarf bittern too me as the Juvenile GHB does not have the green around the eyes and the Dwarf Bittern has the greenish legs whereas the Juvenile GBH has more dull orange coloured legs. :hmz: :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Dwarf Bittern or juvenile Green Backed Heron????
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Juve Green-backed Heron

White flecks on the wing point to GBH along with the moustachial streaking


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 Post subject: Re: Dwarf Bittern or juvenile Green Backed Heron????
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Man. These birding thing can really make you crazy. :slap: :slap:

Thanks Ross. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Dwarf Bittern or juvenile Green Backed Heron????
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Hey Michel367
:thumbs_up:

Only a pleasure. I'm learning lots here, actually looking at the bird n reading the description properly for a change which helps :D


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