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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:40 pm 
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Southern Boubou............ :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks, RJ. :thumbs_up:. Much appreciated. Southern Boubou was one of my possibilities that I came up with.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks, RJ. :thumbs_up:. Much appreciated. Southern Boubou was one of my possibilities that I came up with.

It looks more like a Black-backed Puffback to me - it even puffs its back a bit!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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The bill looks slender enough to be Puffbacks, but there is not white edges to the wing feathers and the eyes should be red. The rufous lower belly is also wrong for Puffback.

I would say Southern Boubou...


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I'll also go with Southern Boubou, the Puffback has a red eye which I can't see!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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You are all right off course. :redface: I should either refrain from IDing from photos, as it is a bit harder then in real life, or look at the photos for longer than 2 seconds before posting. :roll: Southern Boubou!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi everyone,

Seasons greetings! :)

I saw this bird at The Cavern, northern Drakensberg, 2 weeks ago. Any ideas what it is?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Very cute bird Flutterby!

I can't wait to see what experts say. I've been through all my books (i'm still a new birder) and i'm leaning towards a few possibilities. Your bird definitely looks like its undergoing some sort of plumage transition.


Is this a Juv Greater Honeyguide? They have a yellow 'wash' and the bill looks right.

The other things I was considering were a Boubou, or even a crimson breasted shrike (the yellow kind), but those seem slightly crazy.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Flutterby, I would say that this is an immature Southern Boubou.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Niall & Moose,

I also thought it could be an imm. Southern Boubou...thanks for confirming my guess. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Boubou: Southern Boubou
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 Post subject: Re: Boubou: Southern Boubou
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The Southern Boubou is a regular visitor in our garden as well. Just saw him again on Sunday while we were having a braai. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Yesterday I was helped to load photos. Today I'll be grateful for confirmation of names, for years I've called one of the mousebirds rosey faced- I now know its called redfaced. So I'm asking for help with these before I get into bad habits and learn the wrong name.
All at Lower Sabie camp from amaizing riverfront tents, August 2012
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P1010627 by jacquiandphil, on Flickr
Southern Boubou?


Thanks to anyone who can confirm my names or correct me.
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