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 Post subject: Woodpeckers: Golden-tailed Woodpecker
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:03 am 
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Saw a golden-tailed woodpecker on the S28. Hopefully one of the other okes that got a picture of it will post it. :lol:

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I saw this goldentailed wookpecker last june at Shingwedzi restcamp in the afternoon ...............
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Hello forumites

Could anyone please tell me if I am right in assuming that this is a Bennett's Woodpecker? The hints on previous pages helped me a lot but I am still not sure.
I love to watch and hear woodpeckers but I am not very good at spotting the differences. This picture was taken in Orpen camp, next to the petrol station.

Thanks you very much because I am sure this magnificent forum will help me out (as it did before)!

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Hasco, your woodpecker is a golden-tailed woodpecker, young'un. The black moustachial stripe as opposed to red for Bennet's male is the clue. Once you know what to look for and if the angle of the picture allows, you'll find other differences too.

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

I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me excatly which woodpecker is in the photograph on the left. It was seen, and heard, at Mokala in December.

Many thanks! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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From what I can see, spotted black crown and striped underparts, spots on wing coverts and golden tail (good clue there) it is a female Golden-tailed Woodpecker.
What are the shrikes there for?

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

Thanks a bunch for the ID of the Golden-tailed woodpecker.

:gflower:


Don't worry about the shrikes though - they were just part of the collage that was posted in my TR.

Thanks again!

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