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Flycatcher: Spotted

Unread postby Umvubu » Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:33 pm

I saw plenty of these little fellows on a recent trip to the park, but can anyone tell me why they are called spotted when they are clearly not spotted but streaked?

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Unread postby Meg » Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:46 pm

The streaks are more spot like when juvenile, but as they breed in Europe I wonder if they weren't named there?
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Unread postby Owl » Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:51 am

Meg is spot on :D .

The immature SF is as spotted as a Groundscraper Thrush, but as they breed extralimitly in Eurasia, we never get to see this guise here in SA.

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Re: Spotted Flycatchers

Unread postby Meg » Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:53 am

Owl wrote:Meg is spot on :D .

The immature SF is as spotted as a Groundscraper Thrush, but as they breed extralimitly in Eurasia, we never get to see this guise here in SA.


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I actually figured it out after looking in my UK RSPB bird book. I'll have to keep an eye out over the next few months to see if I can spot them here as well. Spotting the migratory birds in the UK always gives me a thrill.
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Unread postby wildjohn » Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:01 pm

Very interesting.

Have also wondered as adults have a few streaks on throat only.

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Unread postby Candy's Style » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:04 pm

The bird in question:
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I've only seen this species twice. The last time I saw it, I went stalking after it in the rain at a picnic site to eventually get a pic!!! :lol:
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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:55 pm

Spotted Flycatcher

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Unread postby salamanda » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:03 pm

African Dusky Flycatcher

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby salamanda » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:09 pm

Oops, yup, spotted flycatcher, streaky forehead. Sorry.

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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:13 pm

Please help me ID this bird: seen today at WSBG,

Is it a marico flycatcher?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:08 pm

Hi there :)
Looks like spotted flycatcher.....from wsbg.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Neil Crawford » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:59 pm

Yolandés Flycatcher certainly does look like a Spotted flycatcher.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:05 pm

Thanks all!! :thumbs_up:

Justin I replied on your pm but it is taking for ever to post or send :naughty: - dont know why?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:03 am

Hi Yolande,

your flycatcher seems to have a distinct streaky head and there also seems to be markings on the chest. I would go for Spotted Flycatcher.
The habitat also matches that of a Spotted Flycatcher.

Marico Flycatcher's habitat is quite specialized as they mainly occur in Acacia savanna.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby JoelR » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:19 am

Yay, finally some disagreement about flycatchers again! Yolande's one is definately a Spotted Flycatcher.


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