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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby salamanda » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:16 pm

Many thanks JVR.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:29 am

These are 2 different birds, but I am thinking that it is the same species.

I am torn between 2 species - Eastern Clapper Lark, and Rufous Naped Lark.
both birds probably have to much white on the chest for the Eastern Clapper, the larger bill also leans towards Rufous Naped, but this bird looks different to another pic I have of a confirmed Rufous Naped Lark.

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Please assist in confirming?
One of the proposed IDs would be a lifer, the other not.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:38 am

Hi Karin,

I reckon both birds are Rufous-naped Larks.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:29 am

Thank you Wildtuinman. I've settled on that ID. Eastern Clapper would have been a lifer for me, but you can't force a bird to be something it is not just to tick something on a list! :roll: :roll:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Albert » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:56 pm

In the vicinity of Skukuza, June 2015.

When I first saw the pale eyebrow I thought YF Petronia, but the rufous wing-panel and the beak shape (not visible here, but not a seed-eater) took care of that. Tawny-flanked Prinia?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby hilda » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:07 pm

Albert, I am no expert, but I think this is a Brown-crowned Tchagra. :dance: :dance:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Albert » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:08 pm

Of course. :redface: :redface:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:53 am

I'm struggling with this one :wall: possibly a female yellowfronted canary or even a female (or nonbreeding) yellow bishop? But both of those should have a yellow rump and I can't see the rump on this bird :roll: Am I missing something obvious?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Albert » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:57 pm

Non-breeding/female Southern Red Bishop? Buff/yellowish eyebrow. streaking underneath and quite a short tail. But then again, in January I would expect the male to be in breeding plumage? So female then?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:43 pm

These photos of this pretty little bird were take in the Ezemvelo Game reserve near Bronkhorstpruit. He has such amazing markings, yet I have been struggling for a long time to ID him. Please help!

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