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 Post subject: canary, blackheaded
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:41 pm 
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I didn't find a topic for this bird, so here's my contribution.

I saw these canaries foraging in the shrubbery alongside the Abrahamskraal hide in WCNP on 28 September 2010. While they are apparently not at all uncommon, they were a new sighting for me :dance: — and I've not seen them since :(

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 Post subject: Re: canary, blackheaded
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Nice pics Arks :thumbs_up: Some time ago also saw some amongst fynbos , but the little blighters moved off before I could bring the camera to bear :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: canary, blackheaded
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Thanks, okie. Yes, they are very busy little birds, but I was lucky, as they stayed foraging in the shrubs right next to the hide for some time and if you take a kazzillion pix :roll: , a few may turn out OK :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: canary, blackheaded
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Right-on :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Unfortunately this is the only picture I have of a bird seen in Tankwa Karoo NP in September 2011. A juvenile black-headed canary?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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gatita wrote:
Tankwa Karoo NP in September 2011. A juvenile black-headed canary?


A juvenile canary it is for sure! :lol:

All juv canaries are streaked and your pic is at a very difficult angle, showing little of what one can use to make a good ID.

The two main contenders are white-throated and black-headed. The bill on this bird does not seem heavy enough to be WTC and I cannot see any eyebrow. So, yes, it appears that you have got it right all along!

Just as a matter of interest, for ID purposes side-on and rear views provide the most ID features... With this bird I will not argue if another 'mite offers a different opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thank you very much Johan :gflower:

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