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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 12:21 pm 
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I agree with Ross BB - I think all of these are WF Plover - the second bird is probably a juvenile. I also spotted a very white/pale bird like this a while ago and got very excited about a lifer, only to be told it was a juvi WF Plover :(

My vote for the Pipit would be African Pipit but these are always tough. Yellow base to bill and nice broad white eyebrow make me lean towards African.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks again chaps!

My wife and I are going through all our birding pics and building up an album of birds seen.

Hopefully another lifer or 2 are waiting to be found.

We already have over 200 pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Great idea BB! Hope you find more lifers between them! Enjoy! :clap: :clap:

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Can someone please help ID this warbler seen Feb '12 from the hide at Karoo NP? Only managed this one quick shot before he disappeared. Thanks.
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi jacliz

Take a look at Lesser Swamp Warbler. Its the most common all brown Warbler found down that side of the country and the prominent white supercilium is very distinctive


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks Ross. I thought so but wasn't sure :).

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Finally have time to sort out our birds from our Kruger trip (Southern) during October 2013. Kindly help me with the ID of this one:

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Could this be a Wood Sandpiper?

Thank you in advance! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I would agree with that Hilda.

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Me too :thumbs_up:

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Thank you Bush Baptist and TrevorC! Appreciated! :D

Can't believe I've got it right! :dance:

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Need the help with an ID here....
Photo taken at Mooiplaas Waterhole near Mopani Rest Camp/ Kruger in May...
Unfortunately the only pic I managed to take :redface:

Might this be a Kittlitz's Plover ???

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Your ID is spot on, Katy! :thumbs_up:

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Having spent the weekend in Tanqua, we saw some birds that we think we have correct and others that baffle.

1. I thought it was a familiar chat but it is darker and the has no 'T' on the tail

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2. This little chap appeared as it was getting dark. I thought it was a white-eye at first but the colouration is wrong

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3. Karoo scrub robin? But he was in a tree and the tail looks wrong.

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Thanks in anticipation.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Please can anyone identify these 2 birds. I've seen them in Addo last month.

ImageIMG_0423fk by margriet2009, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0526fk by margriet2009, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Bush Baptist wrote:
Having spent the weekend in Tanqua, we saw some birds that we think we have correct and others that baffle.


You have 1 and 3 right, BB. I also think you have #2 spot-on... it is a baffle :twisted: :lol:

Too little visual info for me to make a call...

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