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 Post subject: Chat: Buff-streaked
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:40 am 
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Buff streaked Chat
Oenanthe bifasciata

Afrikaans: Bergklipwagter

Habitat:
Rocky slopes of hills, ridges, escarpments and mountain foothills with rolling grassland and low scattered bushes.

Habits:
Usually solitary or in pairs, in small groups when not breeding. Lively and conspicuous, often flirting wings and tail on alighting or when alarmed.

Food:
Mostly insects, nectar.

Breeding:
September - February.

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 Post subject: Re: Chat: Buff-streaked
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Seen at Kaapschehoop. The female was a bit more skittish..

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 Post subject: Re: Chat: Buff-streaked
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So different the male from the female - all these birdies are really difficult to remember :doh: :wall: but they are so lovely *sigh*............


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 Post subject: Re: Chat: Buff-streaked
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Seen in northern Drakensberg, May 2010:

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 Post subject: Re: Chat: Buff-streaked
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Great shots! :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Chat: Buff-streaked
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Especially love that second one! Beautiful! Puffed-up against the cold?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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In Marakele on top of the mountain.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Buff Streaked Chat - male....


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks Niall, was not sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Chat: Buff-streaked
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A Buff-streaked Chat sitting on a rock on top of the mountain at Marakele National Park. Thanks to the Forum and "Waterbuck" for the ID ...

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 Post subject: Re: Chat: Buff-streaked
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Basotho Cultural Village, Golden Gate Highlands National Park

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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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Just wanted confirmation of 2 birdies we saw in Marakele last weekend.

I think the first is a female Sentinel Rock-Thrush (Langtoonkliplyster) - seen at the look-out point:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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On to the Marakele bird... It is a female buff-streaked chat.

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