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 Post subject: Finch, Scaly-feathered
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:13 pm 
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Can someone please help me ID this bird: I thought it to be Scaly feathered finch?? But the bill seems pink.
It's not a very clear pic.
Seen at Zaagkuildrift in Oct.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:25 am 
Hi Yolandé

I would say it is indeed a Scaly-feathered Finch….only reason why I’m sure of that is because I also took a photo of one quite some time ago….it also has a pink bill (Scaly-feathered Finch)
I know what you mean about the bill….in my SASOL guide it does not appear to be pink….more like creamy in colour….this is the reason why I nowadays prefer looking at photos rather than the sketches in my guide…or I suppose I should just get myself a guide with photos in. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Finch: Scaly-feathered
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Here are a pair of scalyfeathered finches at the entrance to their nest. I saw them along the dunes road from Twee Rivieren to the Auob in February 2010.

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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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Please help. :pray: This was taken in the Pilanesberg over the weekend.

Is this a Village Indigobird?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi Flutterby looks like you had a good time at Pilansberg! :thumbs_up:

Scaly-feathered Finch.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Tx PL,

I was battling with this one. In my one book it doesn't show or mention a red beak on the finch...why didn't I check the other book first! :slap:

So then this is a first for me!! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Finch: Scaly-feathered
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I was fortunate enough to do some birding in Mokala NP on Monday. We had an amazing day with some great sightings, but by far the most abundant species were the scaly-feathered finches! What a beautiful little bird!!

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 Post subject: Re: Finch: Scaly-feathered
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Lovely pic!

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 Post subject: Re: Finch: Scaly-feathered
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Lovely photo Bosnimf -

The Scaly-Feathered Finch is a pretty little bird.

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