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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:21 am 
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It looks like a scruffy specimen of an African Pipit. By far the most common Pipit in the Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks Niall much appreciated! Was thinking along those lines but was just worried how it had groundscraper thrush like markings on a pipits body...


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Pipits continue to puzzle (and defeat) me. Is this perhaps a longbilled pipit? Seen along Darling Hills Road on 4 October 2010.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Arks - the clincher would be the colour of the outer tail feathers - white on African and buff on Long billed Pipit. However the yellow lower mandible and general jizz of the bird suggest African.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Niall wrote:
Hi Arks - the clincher would be the colour of the outer tail feathers - white on African and buff on Long billed Pipit. However the yellow lower mandible and general jizz of the bird suggest African.

:( Thanks, Niall, I suspected I wasn't quite that lucky :wink: It was also a very vocal bird and posed nicely for me, which I thought relatively unusual? A very nice sighting altogether!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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arks wrote:
Pipits continue to puzzle (and defeat) me. Is this perhaps a longbilled pipit? Seen along Darling Hills Road on 4 October 2010.

I go with African Pipit as I seem to notice on the photo a yellow (African Pipit) rather than pink base to the bill (Long-billed Pipit).

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Not 100% sure on this one (still struggle with larks and pipits), is it an African pipit?

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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@ Arks

Agree with African Pipit, but my LBJ knowledge is dodge :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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ross hawkins wrote:
@ Arks

Agree with African Pipit, but my LBJ knowledge is dodge :D

Thanks, Ross. Anyone else agree/disagree?

arks wrote:
Not 100% sure on this one (still struggle with larks and pipits), is it an African pipit?

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Where did you see it Arks?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Eish :redface: , sorry DD. I saw it in WCNP, 28 September 2010.

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Would agree with African Pipit Arks, but you don't perhaps have front shots ?


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Thanks for your help here, DD. Unfortunately those are my best two pix of the birdie. And as they usually do, it was also moving away from me :roll: I figure that it was likely an African pipit because they are the most common?

I've post another not very good "mystery bird" photo in the LBJ thread. Any ideas on this one?

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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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Please help. :pray: This was taken in the Pilanesberg over the weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi Flutterby looks like you had a good time at Pilansberg! :thumbs_up:

I think might be Buffy Pipit


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