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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:25 am 
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Johan van Rensburg wrote:
The plover looks like grey plover to me. The raptor detail is too sketchy for a call from me.



I was thinking that too, but kinda ruled it out since Grey Plover is a Non-Breeding migrant..


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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DotDan wrote:
I was thinking that too, but kinda ruled it out since Grey Plover is a Non-Breeding migrant..


So is AGP. This time of year they start getting into colour before the long flight home...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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True, But one can't really tel which one it is one those photos unfortunately. Maybe rule out the more rare bird here and go for Grey Plover :D


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In breeding colours it is not necessary to guess, Danie.

Grey

Crown white with black streaking
Vent white

A Golden

Crown black-brown
Vent brown

There are many other differences to use, but with this pic as the source of information, these are the most obviously visible.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Ag ok Johan.. I am lazy today.. not even in the mood to think about stuff or open a book :tongue:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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We saw this cutie on 08.02.14 in Kruger in the Berg en Dal area.

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Can someone help with the id?

First guess would be Spotted flycatcher :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I would also go with that based on the streaking on the head, pose, and beak.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Could the experts please help with this ID:
Seen in KTP on 28 12 2010, near Mata Mata. I have been going through old pix and came across this terrible :redface: pic (heavily cropped). Thin beak, long legs and quite distinct facial/neck markings. I cannot get a match with my bird books(or I am going blind). Only thing near is Capped Wheatear on a 'Bad Hair Day'.

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I got a slightly strange capped wheatear at Auchterlonie last year so it gets my vote!

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My vote too, Wanda :wink: Perhaps a transitional stage from juvenile to adult? :hmz:


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Thanks BB and Arks! :thumbs_up:
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Perhaps a transitional stage from juvenile to adult? :hmz:

My thoughts too! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I got curious and googled and found this (scroll down) subspecies?


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Thanks Arks!
Capped Wheatear it is! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: 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

1: Caspian Tern - Cape Point / Strandfontein
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2: Unknown - Opportunistic shot as he flew overhead, fish in mouth Cape Point / Strandfontein
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3: Karoo Scrub Robin - WCNP
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4: Plover - WCNP
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5: Plover - WCNP
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6: Unknown - WCNP
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7: Godwit? - WCNP
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8:Unknown - WCNP
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9: Plover - WCNP
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10: Unknown - WCNP
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11: Unknown - WCNP
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12: Unknown - WCNPImage

13: Plover, but very pale - WCNP
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14: Female Cape Sparrow - WCNP
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15: Sandwich Tern - WCNP (Black Beak, Yellow Tip)
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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#1 :thumbs_up:
#2 can't tell
#3 :thumbs_up:
#4 - White-fronted plover
#5 - Common ringed plover
#6 - Grey plover
#7 - Black-tailed godwit
#8 - Little stint
#9 - White-fronted plover
#10 - can't tell
#11 - Marsh sandpiper (I'm only partly sure of this call...)
#12 - Grey plover in transitional plumage (with help from friend...)
#13 - White-fronted plover
#14 :thumbs_up:
#15 - I don't see the yellow tip you refer to. The bill looks a bit on the dainty side, but that may be as a result of the blurriness of the pic. Basically, I can't call an ID here.

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