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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bobbi Jane » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:27 pm

Can someone ID this bird plse. It was part of a group of about ten birds flying from tree to tree in Amanzimtoti. They were feasting on the flower buds of the tree. I saw them two days in a row.
At first I thought it to be Southern Black Flycatchers but nowhere do I read that they move in groups. And also the dark brown eye?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:48 pm

Black-bellied Starling. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bobbi Jane » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:09 am

Pantero Leo - thanks, that is indeed a Black bellied Starling! How could I have missed it? I went through THREE bird books and did not pick it up! :wall:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:21 am

As a duckling, I often find that it is in the book I never looked at. Nothing new to me your predicament, Bobbi. :wall:
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