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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Tilandi » Tue May 31, 2011 11:18 pm

I need some more help with birds seen at Karoo NP. :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:59 am

Hi Tilandi

Here are my ideas:

9: Tough angle: Dusky Sunbird?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Tilandi » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:36 am

Thanks Niall, one more new tick. 55 Ticks for my Western Cape tour. So far 142 species sighted. :dance: :dance:
If someone can help with no 9 please :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:04 pm

Not that I would ever question Niall's ID, but for #9, my first impression was anteating chat — or perhaps if the underside of the tail is light (as it appears it might be, but the photo might be misleading), then perhaps a female mountain chat? Both would appear (from the distribution maps in my Newman's) to be possible for Karoo NP.
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Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:45 pm

Hi all, please help me with the following birds. All shots were taken in the Fish River Canyon in Namibia. All have been quite heavily cropped.

Bird1: Female sunbird of some type
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Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:56 pm

Last set from Fish River Canyon

Bird 9: female sunbird of some type?
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Unread postby DotDan » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:27 pm

Josh, those sunbirds will be a bit difficult as we would need a better look at them.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ladybirder » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:24 pm

Josh, the Sunbirds I think is the Dusky Sunbird

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Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:41 am

Thanks for the help guys. Will update my list now.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:01 pm

Another I'm not 100% sure about, I think it may be a juvenile dusky sunbird? Seen 13 September 2011 in Karoo NP.

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Unread postby Rooies » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:12 pm

I will agree with you. It looks like a juvenile male dusky.
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Unread postby arks » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:25 pm

@Rooies: Thanks for confirming the juvenile dusky!
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:30 pm

Usually found in and around the Karoo National Park.

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