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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:41 am 
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Thanks, Johan.

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 Post subject: Little or Rednecked Stint?
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Little or Rednecked Stint?

Is the Rednecked Stint considered to be rare?

Photographed in the West Coast National Park on 24 Sept 2013.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hanlie, I forwarded the link to your post to Trevor Hardaker and Niall Perrins, as I find the colouring of the bird very interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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And while we are waiting for those experts, here is my take on your bird...

Answer to your question regarding the status of the red-necked stint: we are lucky if we see one every year - i.e. they are probably here in small numbers every year, dispersed along most of the Southern African coast from Western Cape going east and north. Considered rare.

Your bird: I believe it to be a little stint, not based on the colouring as you got it in post-breeding plumage, making for interesting and confusing colour patterns, but on the shape of the bill (longer and more slender than RNS and the amount of leg shown above the inter-tarsal joint, more than RNS).

In breeding the LS has a reddish necklace which your bird has not shed yet. The RNS in breeding colours has the sides of the face and the throat brick red and dark grey arrow-head shaped streaking on white in the mid-breast region. None of these RNS breeding features can be seen in your bird.

In non-breeding plumage a RNS will be ash-grey with narrow, sharply defined feather centres, not diffused centres on brown like with LS.

Hope that helps for the time being...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Imax, thank you for your efforts in getting help from the experts.

Johan, I appreciate your thoughts and detailed description between Little and Red-necked stint.

Much appreciated guys,

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Hanlie


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Johan has pretty much covered all of the features in his response, so all that I will add is that I agree with him that this is a Little Stint and not a Red-necked Stint...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi guys!
Could somebody please help with the ID of these 2 birds seen in the KTP in October this year.

Second bird was seen with the 1st.

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A pic of the two together for size comparison:

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A Little Stint perhaps? (seemed to have a dark cap though :hmz: )

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Both your IDs are spot-on. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanx Johan! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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not so common in KTP :thumbs_up: :clap:

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hello Guys

Got a list of unknowns

I am trying to verify.

Two different locations and most pics worthy of the cutting floor


8:Unknown - WCNP
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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#8 - Little stint

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks Johan

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