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 Post subject: Tit, Grey
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:31 pm 
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Is this a Southern Grey Tit or Ashy Grey Tit?

The photos were taken in the West Coast National Park 0n 4 September 2014.

Will appreciate help in this regard.

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Kind regards

Hanlie


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:39 pm 
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Can you please tell us when and where you saw the bird? That will help with any ID.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:51 pm 
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Hi Arks

Photos were taken in West Coast National Park on 4 September 2014.

Hanlie


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:15 pm 
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Thanks, Hanlie. Then it is most likely a grey tit as the distribution of the two doesn't overlap. Also the ashy tit is more overall grey, whilst the grey tit has pinkish-buff underparts and a brownish back.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:26 pm 
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Arks, yes distribution wise it must be the Southern Grey Tit but colour wise it looks like the Ashy Grey.

Unfortunately my pictures are small on the forum. I use Photo vault and could not upload larger files.

Can you suggest another server to upload larger files?

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Hanlie


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:52 pm 
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I use Tinypic, which does allow you to upload larger images. I resize mine first to the forum's required size using IrfanView, then uload to Tinypic and use their code to post here. HTH

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:59 pm 
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Tnx for the info Arks.

I am not aware of the required forum sizes, can you please advise me?

Hanlie


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:54 pm 
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@hanlieLr

Look at the distribution, your bird is possibly Grey Tit. Ashy Tit occurs further north and prefers drier Acacia woodland


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:57 pm 
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Hi Arks

I followed your method to obtain larger pics on the forum.

Please have a look at the colour of the bird and give me your opinion again

Tnx very much for your assistance thus far.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:08 am 
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Grey Tit :thumbs_up:


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