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Pytilia: Orange-winged

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Pytilia: Orange-winged

Unread postby pantera leo » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:59 pm

Found this pair of Orange-winged Pytilia's on the Confluence loop just south of the Shingwedzi high water bridge in December.

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Re: Pytilia: Orange-winged

Unread postby johanrebel » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:21 pm

That's a great sighting.

I've only ever seen orange-winged at Mashisiti spring way up in the north. I know they are also seen from time to time at Pafuri Camp.

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Re: Pytilia: Orange-winged

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:11 am

Pantera leo - magnificent !
Was that taken with a long lens ?
I have not been so fortunate as to be able to see these beauties properly , they fly away at the slightest movement , I assume you were watching something else in silence or plainly enjoying the ambience when they emerged ?
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Re: Pytilia: Orange-winged

Unread postby pantera leo » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:54 am

Hi Ndloti, it was taken with a 55-200 lens.
We were driving slowly along the confluence loop just south of the Shingwedzi bridge. We then stopped because I thought they were Green-winged Pytilias. They sat in a tree just off the road, after checking and checking again I realised they were Orange-winged after a minor heart attack. They then proceeded to move down into the road a few meters in front of us. Feeding in and between the grass next to the road. We saw them on two consecutive afternoons in exactly the same spot.

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Re: Pytilia: Orange-winged

Unread postby flying cheetah » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:59 pm

Wonderful sighting :dance: :dance:
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