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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Southern Double-Collared
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Could someone please help with this ID, have I got it correct?

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Southern Double-Collared
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Where did you see it Siobain?

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Southern Double-Collared
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BB it was at Namaqua National Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Southern Double-Collared
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Then it IS a Southern double collared.

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Southern Double-Collared
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Thanks BB! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Southern Double-Collared
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Picked up this nice male in Magoebaskloof last year.

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Southern Double-collared Sunbird by trevor.charters, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Southern Double-Collared
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Methinks this is a greater TrevorC.

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Southern Double-Collared
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Bush Baptist wrote:
Methinks this is a greater TrevorC.



BB I tell you that this bird caused a lot of debate when we saw it. We were part of a birding group at Kurisa Moyo lodge and a lot of people (myself included) thought this was a Greater. We were however assured by the long time guide at the site (David Letsoalo) that this is indeed a Lesser, and this was the eventual consensus reached :|

The width of the red chest band and bill length is a bit deceiving in the photo posted but size wise it was a very small bird compared to the Greaters I have seen before, so was really tricky.
Below is another photo of the same bird as it flew off into the trees :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Southern Double-Collared
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:thumbs_up:

Sorry for the interference. Yesterday on the social media I suggested that a Magoebaskloof sunbird could be a Southern not a greater, as IDed by one of SA's top birders. Maybe I was right. Maybe they are both seen there. Magoebaskloof is not really my back yard.

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