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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:56 pm 
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Hi,

Ok let's try that again, and thanks Kamadejo :thumbs_up: . Photo should now be attached. Hopefully someone can tell me what bird it is! It's funny but for the last 4 years all I've had is that photo and have been wondering every time just what does it's face look like :hmz:

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Hi Sharky,
This is what your bird's face looks like :lol:
It is a Cape Weaver, they love aloe flowers and their faces turn red from the pollen
I took my pics in the Addo Park. I see there is some spekboom in the back ground
of your pic, was it also taken in Addo?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Good morning everybody. I hope you all had a good weekend.

The following is hopefully a Cape Weaver.

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I was also so happy to see my first "static" Malachite Kingfisher at Intaka Island, now if only I can keep the camera as static to get an in-focus shot it would be great. :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Correct with the ID :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Correct.

Good luck with the Malachite photograph, One day one WILL sit still long enough with no branches or shadows in the way etc., and your focus and exposure will be just right and the battery charged. :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver
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 Post subject: Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver
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 Post subject: Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver
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 Post subject: Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver
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They seem to love the aloes

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 Post subject: Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver
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 Post subject: Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver
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This cape weaver framed himself at the restaurant in the WCNP.

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 Post subject: Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver
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 Post subject: Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver
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This is a winning picture. :clap: :clap: :clap: :cam:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Strandfontein today. Is this a plain backed pipit. Sorry, it was the only pic.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Nope! Plain-backed means exactly that: no scalloping on the back. This bird does not look like a pipit in any case. The tail is too short and the rump shows yellow. The tertials are heavily fringed pale yellow and the general impression I get from the bird's posture, the scrubby habitat and the birds interaction with the bush is weaver.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks Joh, having enlarged the pic afterwards and done some more looking up, I agree with you.

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