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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:17 pm 
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I know this is a bad pic but any help whould be appreciated. I took this today in Sandton. Is this a type of canary or is it just a weaver?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Flutterby, your bird is a non-breeding Southern Masked Weaver

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks RJ. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi there,

I need some help identifying this - taken in the Pilanesberg.

Lesser Masked Weaver?

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Southern Masked Weaver (Dark Eye)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks Justin, :thumbs_up:

Saves me a lot of hair pulling & teeth gnashing!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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 Post subject: Ex-Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I need some assistance with the following ID's please :

Spotted in Eastern Pretoria - a Yellow Canary?
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Spotted in Eastern Pretoria (the following 2 pic's are from the same bird) - my guess would be Brimstone Canary?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Johan

The last three all look like Southern Masked Weavers. Female, then either juvenile male or male in transitional plumage.

Canaries are smaller, with a shorter, more conical bill.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks for the reply Niall.

Appreciate the info on the Canaries. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I saw this bird at Matjulu waterhole (Berg en Dal) on 23-8-2010
I was thinking of a female weaver, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know what kind of bird this is?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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@Anja-Don't you think it is rather a canary? The pale bill and the malar stripe ?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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@Micetta: That crossed my mind, but I thought the breast is too pale for a canary. As for the malar stripe, you could indeed be right.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I am not an expert but would go with female Southern Masked-Weaver.


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 Post subject: Yellow bird... not sure?
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Hi there, I was wondering what this bird is called?
I have no idea as im from New Zealand hehe. :)

Thanks a bunch :)

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Trying to blend in by RGFarrelly, on Flickr Rob.


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