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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 6:09 pm 
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And I think it looks like Roan is correct - Familiar Chat. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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Roan wrote:
Hi Tobieo
This looks like a Familiar Chat. :hmz:


Roan to the rescue (again!!) thank you :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:42 pm 
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KTP has given me some questions of my own.

and the last one

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I know that this is a long list, but I was very proud of myself for managing to ID the Familiar and Ant-eating Chat, a Marico Flycatcher, a Green Winged Ptyllia, a Violet Cheeked and Black faced Waxbill and a Karoo Scrub Robin, so I am definitely improving.

Appreciate any help you can give me.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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#9 Familiar Chat, note the rufous on the rump and ear coverts


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Wow, Thanks Lizet!

That gives me couple of lifers! :dance: :dance:

The size of the Familiar Chat in the last photo had me confused, but they were obviously fluffed against the cold (-3 °C) and the only other ones I had seen were standing straight up doing the "wing twitching" bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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This one definitely has me puzzled :? I think that it must be a chat (or perhaps a flycatcher?), perhaps the sicklewinged chat or a very pale familiar chat? Seen in the Olifantsbos area of Cape Point on 19 June 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Arks, I'll risk a guess at Familiar Chat.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Sickle-winged Chat has not yet been recorded around Cape Point.
http://sabap2.adu.org.za/spp_summary.php?Spp=572

Where as Familiar Chat is quite common around there.
http://sabap2.adu.org.za/spp_summary.php?Spp=570

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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wildtuinman wrote:
Arks, I'll risk a guess at Familiar Chat.



I second that guess


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I'd call it a misty chat based on the picture :lol:

But I think Dirk is correct.

The clue is that the 4 confusing species, karoo, familiar, trac trac and sickle winged can be sorted out as follows:

White on the tail= karoo (outer tail only) and tractrac (rump and outer tail)

Tail with rufus/orange/rusty pink = familiar (rump and outer tail) and sickle winged (entirely pale rust pink with black triangle on tip)

I would say that the rufus orange is just visible on the side of the tail.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks WTM and DD, and especially to adrianp for the detailed analysis :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Chat, familiar
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Grootkolk, 2 November 2012

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Guys :)

I love the bush and go quite often and I have started taking a keen interest in birds. I try my best to spot and identify the smaller ones but its so hard!! Here are a two from my latest trips that I am struggling to identify. Help would be greatly appreciated :)

Kind regards to all.

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Taken at Twee Revieren (Im thinking kalahari scrub robin. But Im not sure :hmz: :hmz:

More to come :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Let's see what the other guy's (& dolls) say.

Familiar chat - not sure here.

The colouration makes me doubt.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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BB is correct with the Familiar Chat ID taken at Twee Rivieren. Rufous ear patch and orange rump.


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