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Firefinch, African (Blue-billed)

Unread postby Ferdelance » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:36 am

Good Morning Everyone.

I came back from a fantastic 10 days in Kruger. Got 5 species that I saw that aren't clear to me... Wondering if anyone can confirm my sucpicions?

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I believe that this guy is an African Firefinch.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby JoelR » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:46 pm

Yes, fully brown back clinches this one as an African Firefinch.

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Firefinch, African (Blue-billed)

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:25 pm

:pray: help.

I wish to confirm which of the firefinches this is:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wingman » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:53 pm

Hi DB
Where were these taken ?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:55 pm

In Kruger - near Letaba.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:42 am

Hi DB,

I'll go out on a limb here and give these a go.

African (Bluebilled) Firefinch - Grey head and brown wings).

Hope I'm right on these, so please feel free to correct me if not (and give pointers).

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:54 pm

Barcud wrote:Hi DB,

I'll go out on a limb here and give these a go.

African (Bluebilled) Firefinch - Grey head and brown wings).

Hope I'm right on these, so please feel free to correct me if not (and give pointers).

Barcud.

Thanks for your help Barcud - I never thought how difficult ID'ing those little things could be :shock:
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:27 pm

some birds to ID please :D
1) 11.10 near Skukuza
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:39 pm

Nice birdies, anne-marie!

#1 - those firefinches are tricky ones. I think, because of the darker feathers on the head, that yours may be an African firefinch, rather than the Jameson's (and perhaps a female?), but hope one of the fundis will confirm.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby deefstes » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:40 pm

You're correct on all three the other birds.

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Actually, I might have been hasty with the first one. I think Arks might be correct in that it is a female African Firefinch.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:12 pm

thanks a lot arks and deefstes :D
not easy to identify :?
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Firefinch, African (Blue Billed)

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Re: Firefinch, African (Blue Billed)

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:22 pm

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