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Flycatcher: Ashy (Bluegrey) Flycatcher

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Barcud » Mon May 10, 2010 9:11 pm

Hi Jnaflwr,

This bird looks to be Ashy Flycatcher.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby jnaflwr » Tue May 11, 2010 2:39 am

Hi Barcud, Thank you so much for the ID help.

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:13 pm

:hmz: I have 3... maybe the 2 last are the same... maybe

2) Biyamiti - 13.5.2011

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ladybirder » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:42 pm

2. Ashy Flycatcher

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:55 pm

thank you very much :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ferdelance » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:40 pm

Good Evening everyone.

Could someone confirm the following bird as a ashy flycatcher? I'm sure it is but as it will be a lifer for me I just wanted to get a second opinion...... :thumbs_up: Was seen in the B&D camp 2 weeks ago.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:32 am

Hi Ferdalance, the outer white tail leads me to believe this could be a Grey-Tit Flycatcher.. Ashy flycatcher should have an all grey tail.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:32 am

Difficult to say from the angle Ferdi.

1) Did you get any other shots showing the back of the tail
2) Grey-tit Flycatcher would constantly be fanning it's tail, hence it's old name of Fan-tailed Flycatcher, did you notice the behaviour? Ashy would normally be in a small group of 2 or 3 birds.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ferdelance » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:02 pm

Thanks for the info Dotdan and Niall.
I couldn't see any white in the outer tail feathers and the behviour was very unlike Grey-Tit flycatcher as there was no tail flicking..... however the bird was on its own? This is the best pic I have of him with tail!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:54 pm

It's a Ashy Flycatcher, the facial markings is more obvious with the white eye rings and black lore very clear - as if wearing eyeliner, normally the facial markings is not this clear on the Grey-tit Flycatcher giving it a more "plain" face.
The tail looks plain grey with no white outer tail feathers in the second pic.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:13 pm

Yip that second pic confirms Ashy Flycatcher Ferdalance, congrats!!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ferdelance » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:46 pm

Dotdan, Lizet thanks a million. Didn't think I'd still pick up a lifer in Berg and Dal! Thank goodness I took those photo's! Thats lifer number 454 for me..... :dance:
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Re: Flycatcher: Ashy (Bluegrey) Flycatcher

Unread postby DotDan » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:16 am

Berg-n-Dal camp

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