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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 1:31 pm 
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Tx PL.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I'm not sure about the Pipit. :hmz: According to Roberts the Buffy Pipit has a plain, sandy brown unstreaked back whereas my one does have pale streaks. Could it be a Bushveld Pipit?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi Flutterby, I'll stick with Buffy on this one the "streaking" you are seeing might just be from the feathers being a bit worn. Bushveld Pipit has clear markings which are very prominent. Have a look at THIS LINK. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks PL...I'm happy with that as it's a new one for me!! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Now I'm totally confused, someone else tells me it's an African Pipit!! :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Flutterby wrote:
Now I'm totally confused, someone else tells me it's an African Pipit!! :hmz:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Niall is referreing to another Pipit pix... posted by Lionspoon. We have two Pipit ID threads running simultaneously!

Even tho' your Pipit also is a "blurd" :twisted: there is enough detail to make an ID ... I'll go along with "someone else's call" of African Pipit. :twisted:

Streaked back, bold facial mask, yellow base to the lower mandible...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Another pipit ID query, as I am trying to work out how to distinguish between the very similar (to my eyes) longbilled pipit and African pipit. This one, even tho the brest streaking is fairly indistinct, is, I think, an African pipit, because of the white (not buff) outer edges of the tail feathers. Have I guessed correctly? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Could well be African Pipit considering the tail markings and the distribution but it would be better to observe the habits of the bird. Let's see what some of the gurus have to say! :thumbs_up:


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Please help me to identify this bird seen in Addo in December:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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May be some sort of pipit but I can't be sure which :?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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:clap: :clap: Thank you so much, arks, for your help. And I just had a look at the Addo bird list and the Newman's Birds of Southern Africa and found out that it is a Grassveld Pipit (African Pipit). :)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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This bird is a pipit. It has markings on the back, putting it in the group of either African or long billed. These are generally very difficult to seperate in the field. The habitat between the two species differs somewhat, (long billed is more likely to be found on rocky hills, African on flatter ground), and the habits, (long billed has more subtle tail wagging). Visually, African has clearer markings on the head and chest.

If I had to guess, I'd say its African Pipit rather than long billed, but they are really hard to seperate for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Just get yourselves a copy of LBJs made simple... The pipits are not that difficult with the right reference. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/67093766@N ... otostream/

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I'll get this pic posting thing right eventually, but the link works :hmz:

These were seen at Northern Farm (Gauteng) last week
Pipit was first to mind but they looked quite grey/slaty which threw me a bit
Please put me out of my misery :wall:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Well you were correct about these being Pipits. These are African Pipits.


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