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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sat May 02, 2015 6:22 am

Exactly... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon May 04, 2015 11:53 am

arks wrote:
wildtuinman wrote:Hi Arks, the bib rules out any of the rare wagtails.

It is a Cape Wagtail.

Thanks WTM :gflower: But I'm still curious/confused about the yellow on this bird ... how do you account for that? Is it a hybrid? :hmz:


Hi Arks, sometimes the light plays tricks on our lenses and eyes which could be assisted by the green grass, but in saying that, I have seen a few juvenile wagtails with some light yellow underparts below, which is exactly what I reckon your bird is. Sasol describes as follow:

"belly washed yellow-buff"
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Mon May 04, 2015 2:30 pm

wildtuinman wrote:
arks wrote:
wildtuinman wrote:Hi Arks, the bib rules out any of the rare wagtails.

It is a Cape Wagtail.

Thanks WTM :gflower: But I'm still curious/confused about the yellow on this bird ... how do you account for that? Is it a hybrid? :hmz:

Hi Arks, sometimes the light plays tricks on our lenses and eyes which could be assisted by the green grass, but in saying that, I have seen a few juvenile wagtails with some light yellow underparts below, which is exactly what I reckon your bird is. Sasol describes as follow:

"belly washed yellow-buff"

Thanks so much for the additional explanation, WTM, much appreciated :gflower:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Mon May 04, 2015 8:13 pm

Albert wrote:Red-billed Buffalo-Weavers? (both pics). Pafuri, April 2015

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed May 06, 2015 10:04 pm

Larks & Pipits :wall: :wall:

Is this a large billed lark?

MZNP 2 weeks ago.

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And this an African pipit?


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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri May 08, 2015 11:33 am

Your first bird is an African Pipit, BB.

Your second bird is also a Pipit, but I am very interested in it. Do you have more photos?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri May 08, 2015 2:27 pm

Sorry Oom, only those 3. But I have more of the first one.....

What do you think it could be?

And there are some more birdies to come.

Thanks for the first ID. The yellow on the bill had me.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed May 13, 2015 9:21 am

It is probably just an African Pipit, but one of the photos showed what looked like some streaking on the flanks which is always a good sign for the more rare Pipits. However non of the photos show this conclusively, so maybe it is just fluffed up feathers causing the "streaking".
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Wed May 13, 2015 2:05 pm

Is this a female Red-headed weaver? It is a very bad pic, but I cannot think of anything else it could be?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed May 13, 2015 6:46 pm

[quote="Karin Mitton"]Is this a female Red-headed weaver? It is a very bad pic, but I cannot think of anything else it could be?

:thumbs_up:

One note to add, non-breeding males look the same, so sexing the bird is tough if neigh impossible...
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Wed May 13, 2015 8:03 pm

Thanks Johan! Lifers list increased to 20 with this one :dance: - Thursday to Sunday in the Kruger!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby jaytea » Tue May 19, 2015 12:18 am

Seen in November near Orpen

?rufous cheeked??
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby TrevorC » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:53 am

Hi Jaytea

I wont even try to hazard a guess at Nightjars just from a photo, but more likely to be Square-tailed in that area :D

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