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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:27 am 
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arks wrote:
Thanks, barcud. I'll hope that someone else may have some ideas. :pray:


Agree with Levaillant's Cisticola.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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Two more that have me puzzled, both seen at Bontebok NP on 3 October 2009.

This one I really haven't a clue. I think it's likely a cisticola? But I can't seem to find one with this white breast and rufous crown ... ?
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Any help pointing me to clues that I'm missing will be, as always, greatly appreciated :pray: :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi Arks,

I think both birds are Cisticola's. I'll try to narrow it down, but these things drive me up the wall!

This bird looks to have a well marked back? This, along with the red head, plain underparts and long tail points to this being a Levaillant's.

My ID of this bird may be wrong, so confirmation by someone more experienced would be appreciated, but hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Sorry Arks, was your second bird seen around a dam or vlei?!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Rusty Justy wrote:
Sorry Arks, was your second bird seen around a dam or vlei?!


Hi RJ, thanks for pursuing these. Both were seen quite close to the Breede River — the road parrallels the river and these were both seen on the farther side of the road. So plenty of water nearby, altho not a dam or a vlei :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks Arks :thumbs_up:

Your bird, I agree is Levaillants Cisticola!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi guys
Anyone know what this is???
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I am by no means an expert (or even a beginner), but I would guess Levaillant's Cisticola?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi Lion Cub - Can you let us know where the pics were taken, as the only clue we have is your signature "Sharks forever", which probably means you are in Gauteng?

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Hi Niall
No im not in Gauteng im in KZN
They were taken at Tala Game Reserve

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OK, then it narrows it down a bit. The Cisticola looks like Levaillants, but dependant on habitat you would have to consider Rufous winged, and Wailing. The belly looks very white which would point more towards Levaillants.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Is this a Levaillant's Cisticola?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Just about picture perfect too. I am sure you saw it on the loop to the vulture restaurant..

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi Arks and Joshilewis

My apologies - I am a memeber of Tinypics, Arks, but just not a very bright one it seems! (I somehow deleted the photos shortly after psoting them). And this morning seem to have resizing trouble, but hopefully all works now.

As I said in my original post, my guess was a Levaiiliant's Cisticola based on what I read in Roberts but I could very easily be wrong. The bird just popped up while I was photographing Cormorants.

Many thnaks to you experienced birders for your patience. It is much appreicated.

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Pete

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