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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby BushAddict » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:19 am

Hi everybody. Happy New Year to all the mites. Hope it's a great one for birding and just in general.

Could anybody please help with some ID's. All 3 birds seen in the Dullstroom area over December.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:26 pm

BushAddict wrote:Could anybody please help with some ID's. All 3 birds seen in the Dullstroom area over December.

Thanks!


Sorry about letting you hang on so long for attention, BushAddict... :roll:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby BushAddict » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:47 am

Many thanks Johan. All new ticks for me :D
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Cherries » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:23 pm

I thought this was Dark-Capped Yellow Warbler but now I am not so sure. I haven't any photos of the back unfortunately. He was very far away too. Seen at Sani Pass Hotel along the river.


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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby JoelR » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:06 pm

Cherries wrote:I thought this was Dark-Capped Yellow Warbler but now I am not so sure. I haven't any photos of the back unfortunately. He was very far away too. Seen at Sani Pass Hotel along the river.

No need to doubt yourself. It's a warbler, it's yellow and it's got a dark cap! Besides, it's the only yellow(ish) warbler in this streamside vegetation in grassland. Willow & Icterine Warbler are bushveld birds and Yellow-throated Woodland-Warbler is a forest bird.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Cherries » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:16 pm

Thanks JoelR. (I had added it to the Stiffnecks Year List at end of Jan!)
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Warbler, Dark-capped Yellow

Unread postby Cherries » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:31 pm

Dark-capped Yellow Warbler
Chloropeta natalensis (Geelsanger)

Yellow-brown upperparts and bright yellow underparts. Found in rank vegetation, reed beds and scub along watercourses and wet areas.

Food - invertebrates usually taken aerially. Nest - neat cup in shrub between 0.3 and 1.3 m off ground.

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Croc Bridge - 6 April 2012
Berg en Dal - 7&8 April 2012


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