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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Wed May 29, 2013 10:44 pm

Hi Guys need confirmations on this one

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Thu May 30, 2013 2:26 am

Can you please tell us where and when you saw these two birds? That will help a good deal with any IDs.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Thu May 30, 2013 7:05 am

This was shot at Paarl Sewerage Works

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu May 30, 2013 7:23 am

The first one is a warbler, but which one? when did you take the photo?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu May 30, 2013 7:38 am

Most probably a Lesser Swamp-Warbler.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Thu May 30, 2013 11:43 am

wildtuinman wrote:I would go with Levaillant's Cisticola on the second bird.

The first one is a warbler, but which one? when did you take the photo?


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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu May 30, 2013 11:52 am

Hi Gilbert,

I wanted to know when and not where. :wink:

African Reed-Warbler is believed to be a summer breeding migrant to the Cape from higher up in the country. Whether this is correct, I would love to hear comments from the Cape birders.

I still think that this is a Lesser Swamp-Warbler though.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Thu May 30, 2013 2:01 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Hi Gilbert,

I wanted to know when and not where. :wink:

African Reed-Warbler is believed to be a summer breeding migrant to the Cape from higher up in the country. Whether this is correct, I would love to hear comments from the Cape birders.

I still think that this is a Lesser Swamp-Warbler though.


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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby KobusF » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:03 am

Hi friends.......Saw this LBJ at dam near Ogies May 2012. Any help?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:38 am

I would go with African Reed-Warbler.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Cois Cois » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:09 am

1 - Lesser swamp warbler (Dark legs, slight supercilium, and very light belly campared to back and wings) :)

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby jacliz » Sat May 31, 2014 5:19 pm

Can someone please help ID this warbler seen Feb '12 from the hide at Karoo NP? Only managed this one quick shot before he disappeared. Thanks.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby ross hawkins » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:11 pm

Hi jacliz

Take a look at Lesser Swamp Warbler. Its the most common all brown Warbler found down that side of the country and the prominent white supercilium is very distinctive

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby jacliz » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:23 am

Thanks Ross. I thought so but wasn't sure :).
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