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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:48 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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:lol: Thanks Hilda & Ladybirder.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Is this perhaps a marsh warbler? Seen at Mapungubwe in late October 2014.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Very tricky to ID from your photo's. My gut instinct says it is not Marsh but rather a Willow Warbler but not with 100% conviction.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Looks good for Willow Warbler :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I agree with Snoobab :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks Snoobab, DD and JvR. Willow warbler is a new tick for me! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Not 100% sure on this one. Is it a female (or nonbreeding male) shaft-tailed whydah? Seen at Mapungubwe in late October 2014.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Red-billed quelea

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks JvR, I'd overlooked those :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Could this possibly be a northern greyheaded sparrow? I'm curious because of the white throat patch, which the southern greyheaded sparrow apparently doesn't have (at least in my birdbook). Seen in Mapungubwe in late October 2014.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Your bird is consistent with SGHS, arks. The white throat patch is a variable feature, not diagnostic for NGHS. Bill of NGHS is black at all times, not so with SGHS, in your bird one can see a horn-coloured lower mandible.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks for elucidating, JvR. Again, I have learned something new and useful. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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This bird has me totally baffled, the only two birds whose pix in my birdbook (Roberts) look even remotely like this are grey wagtail and willow warbler, and both seem unlikely :wall: What am I missing? I'd also thought of a canary, but it doesn't have a canarylike bill. I'm flummoxed! :wall: Any ideas or suggestions? Seen at Mapungubwe in late October 2014.

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