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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:07 pm 
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Very young southern grey-headed sparrow is my suggestion...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Any help with this bird? Seen at Namaqua National Park a few days ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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It looks like a Prinia ( karoolangstertjie) or the (namakwalangstertjie).

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi

My friend send me this image to ID and I have no Idea....

He took the image in the Golden Gate park last weekend

Appreciate if some one can help with ID?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I think it might be a ground woodpecker.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I agree with Umtali1, Ground Woodpecker. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Sorry for the bad quality of the picture, but it is the only one I have. I am struggling with this one's ID if someone could please help? Closest I can get, is a Natal Spurfowl, but I am not sure. This was taken in Kruger during October 2013.

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Look's like Natal Spurfowl to me :thumbs_up:

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Thank you Albert! :thumbs_up:

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Thank you Hilda and umtali1 for the positive ID :dance: :dance:

Yip agree ......looks like a Natal Spurfowl :thumbs_up:


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Kgalagadi this week.

Looks a bit like a flycatcher to me but I can't 'book' it.

Sorry for the quality, but it was a long shot.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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To me it looks like a juvie chat flycatcher...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks Joh, is this the adult CF.

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I saw this Plover/Lapwing at the low level bridge over the Sabie in December 2014.
It was with a group of Blacksmith, and initially I thought it was an immature. But on consulting my books, I am not convinced.
Any ideas??

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi, I know this is going to be unfair, but this is all I got. Who is going to be brave enough to try and help, I dont know. This bird was photographed on a farm near Britstown. I managed to shoot 2 photos before it flew off without looking back. At home I saw the funny feathers on the top of the head, but I still have no clue. I scanned all my volumes of Bird Books. Appreciate any help.

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