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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:42 am 
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Arks, I am thinking Karoo Scrub-Robin. Would've loved to see a side on view though.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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@ Arks

I'm with WTM on this one. The long decurved bill had me a bit confused, but after screening a bunch of pictures on the web, there appears to be quite a bit of variation on the bill length in this species. Yours probably represents the upper limit for this range.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks WTM and adrianp :thumbs_up: Definitely never thought of a robin! I unfortunately don't have a side view of this bird, I agree that that would have helped.

@adrian: thanks for the interesting info about the bird's bill, because that was one of the puzzling features of this particular bird. I'm always learning something new here! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Please help wit identification.

Photographed in the West Coast National Park on 23 Sept 2013.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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:hmz: Might be wrong, but think it could be a "Karoo Scrub-robin (Erythropygia coryphaeus)".
You do get them in the Park. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Since this is one of the IDs in the current Bird ID Challenge (#37/2013), I agree with Philip1! Karoo Scrub-Robin. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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After more head scratching last night I ask for confirmation of two and plain help with another! All photos taken at about 10:00 at the hide at Westcoast National Park on 25 November.

Is this a juvenile Karoo Scrub Robin? It has the characteristic white eyebrow but the clincher was a fluke pic I got (not included) as it flew under the boardwalk and I caught the characteristic white tail tip feathers.

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After this I have three or so to go to ID but as usual I want to have a go at ID myself then put my neck on the block. Much more fun that way. I've had my head chopped off a few times and keep coming back for me as the folk here chop it off so kindly!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Pete, I agree with all your id's. I am just not 100% sure of #2, but that is the best possibility.

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