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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:06 am 
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Which Birdbook would you recommend to help ID those LBJ's? Chamberlain's LBJ book (Faansie Peacock) or Southern Africa's LBJ's made simple (Newman)? I want an easy to read, easy to use guide.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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We are using Southern African LBJs made simple by Newman and King, which we find and easy read and easy to use guide Bushbuddies. :D

We also have Faansie Peacock's Pipits of Southern Africa, The complete guide to Africa's ultimate LBJs, but that covers only Pipits. A VERY good book to own though! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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hilda wrote:
We are using Southern African LBJs made simple by Newman and King, which we find and easy read and easy to use guide Bushbuddies. :D

We also have Faansie Peacock's Pipits of Southern Africa, The complete guide to Africa's ultimate LBJs, but that covers only Pipits. A VERY good book to own though! :thumbs_up:



We use Chamberlains LBJ's
Good book to reference.
http://www.lbjs.co.za/


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Morning everybody,
Need a confirmation from expert Birders.I saw this little chap in Grootkolk wilderness camp in KTP.
I would say it's a juvenile Southern grey-headed sparrow; Am I right ? :hmz:
Thanks for your help :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I agree with a Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Goronta, although I think it is a non-breeding adult. Really hope one of the experts can confirm or put us on the right track! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thank you hilda :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi everyone!

I had this bird at Tihongonyeni in November.....

A non breeding whydah??
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Have a look at buntings...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Ahha! I thought that I was out of the range for a larklike bunting - but I see that it totally works!

Thanks Johan!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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The movements of LLBs are a little unpredictable. Every fifth year or so we have a significant eastward movement into areas where they are not normally found. Last year's influx was especially heavy and wide-ranging.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Johan van Rensburg wrote:
The movements of LLBs are a little unpredictable. Every fifth year or so we have a significant eastward movement into areas where they are not normally found. Last year's influx was especially heavy and wide-ranging.

Does anyone know why?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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umtali1 wrote:
Johan van Rensburg wrote:
The movements of LLBs are a little unpredictable. Every fifth year or so we have a significant eastward movement into areas where they are not normally found. Last year's influx was especially heavy and wide-ranging.

Does anyone know why?


LLBs are highly nomadic. Why this is must have to do with food availability. It has been noted that the eastern influx normally follows cold winters or dry spells... Maybe food in the arid parts are scarce? Just my guess...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Makes sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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In the same area we found grey backed sparrow larks well out of their 'range' - so it does make sense - it's just that I was more confident with that id than with the bunting!

Thanks again Johan!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Could someone kindly confirm (or deny ) that this this an African Pipit? Seen in Kruger in June in Mopani area (Mooiplaas).


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