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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:13 am

Arks - Eish! :D will have a look at my books to see if I can help.

Jaytea - yes on the Rufousnaped lark

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:27 am

Jaytea, you are correct with your ID on both birds.

Arks, the last two photos looks to me like a Canary. Possibly Yellow or Cape canaries.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:45 pm

Thanks DD :gflower:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:45 pm

This one has me flummoxed :wall: Is it some sort of warbler perhaps? It was moving all the time, usually in shrubbery so that it was hard to even get a reasonable view of it, much less a reasonable photo. These are the best that I could do :whistle: Seen in the garden at Evita se Perron in early December 2014.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:31 am

I think that this is a warbler but I'm not at all sure which ... possibly a lesser swamp warbler? Seen at Strandfontein (Cape Town) in early January 2015.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:34 am

Again you have a choice of only two birds, arks. In effect I inferring that you picked the wrong one. The extent of the eyebrow is the major and defining clue...
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:49 am

I think that my other choice must then be African reed warbler?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:51 am

:thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:53 pm

Thanks for confirming, Johan!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:25 pm

I'd thought that this was a Levaillant's cisticola until I realised that it might be out of range, since I saw it at Mapungubwe in late October 2014. Is it perhaps a rufouswinged cisticola?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby gatita » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:55 pm

I am not an expert but did you check rattling cisticola?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby gatita » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:57 pm

could this be a mountain pipit? Seen at Golden Gate National Park 11.03.2015

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby gatita » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:26 pm

seen at GGNP as well. It appeared to be a spotted flycatcher but now I am wondering about the buffy belly and mottled back

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:41 am

Habitat and the way that it is sitting help to suggest African stonechat...
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby gatita » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:55 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Habitat and the way that it is sitting help to suggest African stonechat...


thank you Johan :gflower:

I should have thought of that as there were quite a few around :redface:

and what about the pipit?
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