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Unread postby Andy Pay » Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:30 pm

Can I have some help with this one please? Seen at Punda Maria last month.
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Unread postby deefstes » Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:35 am

Paradise Whydah - which wouldn't show those yellowish brown underparts.
Pin-tailed Whydah - of which I'd expect the bill to be even redder and the belly to be whiter.
Shaft-tailed Whydah - of which the facial patterns are not nearly as clear as on this bird.
Dusky Indigobird - of which the underparts would not be yellow-brown.
Purple Indigobird - of which the underparts would not be yellow-brown.
Village Indigobird - The more I think about it the more confident I am that this is the right one.
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Unread postby Bahamut » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:41 pm

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby salamanda » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:03 pm

female Village Indigobird

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:12 am

I think Village Indigobird aswel, Pintailed Whydahs seem to be much better marked, and Shaft-tailed I've never seen before :doh: :D
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Re: Indigobird: Village Indigobird

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:01 pm

I went birding with the Cape Bird Club this morning at Zandvlei near Muizenberg. We saw this nondescript female something and were discussing it. :hmz: Then someone saw this black chapie with a red bill. I thought it was a seriously lost RB buffalo weaver, but it was not big enough. :naughty: Then I thought, indigobird, and it looked like the village indigobird, but that is way out of range. :doh: The nondescript female matched the one in the book :shock: and so did he :dance:

The nearest other I have seen to this were in Addo, between the main camp and the game gate.
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Re: Indigobird: Village Indigobird

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:19 pm

Seen this week in Satara.
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Re: Indigobird: Village Indigobird

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:44 am

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby salamanda » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:57 pm

Any ideas on this one? (Awful pic I know, heavily cropped)We saw it at Mooiplaas in June ; it stayed in this narrow channel for quite a while investigating foodstuff, always with its back to us, then suddenly disappeared into the grass.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:09 am

Red legs, prominent eyebrow, bill of a seedeater, Buffy flanks... One of the red-legged Indigobirds or shaft-tailed whydah... Closer than that I don't think possible from this pic.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby salamanda » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:31 am

Thanks Johan; then its most likely to be Village Indigobird as there were quite a few around.


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