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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby charbel » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:27 am

Given the thick bill, could it be a Croaking Cisticola?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:32 am

Charbel, the Cisticola looks like a Rattling - the most common and vocal in KNP.

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Unread postby Mike1916 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:00 pm

I am going to say sorry in advance because i cant remember exactly where this photo was taken but it is in the Kruger and it was taken in December. I am really having trouble with this LBJ!

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:12 am

Mike your bird is a Rattling Cisticola ;)

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby flying cheetah » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:16 am

I'm a bit confused about this one but my guess is a Red-capped Lark :hmz: Could anyone please confirm or correct me?
I saw the bird in Kruger on the S90 in Kruger (between Balule and Bangu) last May!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:45 am

Definitely a Cisticola, and I'd guess Rattling.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby flying cheetah » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:16 am

Thank you pantera leo :thumbs_up: After checking my bird books again I'm sure you are right, didn't even think about a Cisticola :roll:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby kittykat23uk » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:25 am

Hi, could I please get some help with this little bird?

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See at the waterhole near Satara in October.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby pantera leo » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:00 am

After a quick glance I would say Rattling Cisticola but I don't have any books with me at the moment.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby MattAxel » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:42 pm

Pantera Leo is correct, its a Rattling Cisticola.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby kittykat23uk » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:19 pm

Awesome! Thanks really appreciate your help!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:59 pm

Oi - the LBJ's :doh: Saw this little one in the South of KNP last weekend:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby adrianp » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:31 am

I think its a rattling cisticola.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby MattAxel » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:06 pm

It is a Rattling Cisticola. If you see a Cisticola in the Kruger, 99% of the time it's a Rattler.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Pumbaa » Tue May 08, 2012 7:24 pm

Can someone please help me with the id of these two???

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