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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Crested Val » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:21 am

Please could someone help with these birds all taken this morning in my garden.
Some may be the same!!! They look different in some lights!!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby TrevorC » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:33 pm

Hi VGS

I am certainly no expert but my guess would be:

3. Village Weaver (male)
4. Village Weaver (female)

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Crested Val » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:59 pm

Cheers Trevor!!! :thumbs_up:
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby davejenny » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:59 pm

Hi there

I've recently returned from a month in South Africa and need help identifying the following 2 birds. Photos taken in November 2011.

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The photograph above was taken at Lake Panic. I know it's a weaver, but which one? Brown/Red eye rules out Lesser Masked Weaver & Golden (Holub's) Weaver and points towards Yellow Weaver (which is out of range at Lake Panic). :hmz:

Any help much appreciated

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Maxwell » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:50 pm

Er? Not Weavers at all but Canaries.
I think the first is "yellow-eyed".
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Maxwell » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:57 pm

Whoops. I now see I could enlarge the pics.
First is now Spot-backed or Village Weaver.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ladybirder » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:19 pm

First one definitely a Village Weaver Female.

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Re: Weaver: Village (Spotted-backed)

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 1:04 pm

A male Village Weaver at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Weaver: Village (Spotted-backed)

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 1:04 pm

A female Village Weaver at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Weaver: Village (Spotted-backed)

Unread postby Crested Val » Sat May 19, 2012 1:20 pm

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Unread postby ekoppen » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:04 am

We have never been into identifying birds before on our trips to KNP but I think it's time we start. Can anybody help us with the identity of this one? :doh:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:00 am

Good start, Ed.

village weaver (breeding male)

Do you have a field guide? This is a bird that you should be easily able to ID for yourself — which is a BIG boost to your confidence — with a field guide. Very soon you'll be helping others with IDs here :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby ekoppen » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:50 am

arks wrote:Good start, Ed.

village weaver (breeding male)

Do you have a field guide? This is a bird that you should be easily able to ID for yourself — which is a BIG boost to your confidence — with a field guide. Very soon you'll be helping others with IDs here :thumbs_up:


Thank you very much Arks....Yes, when we return to KNP in November I'll definitely pick up a field guide....they aren't readily available here in Florida. We are looking forward to familiarizing ourselves with the birds of Africa. Going north this year (Punda Maria) which I understand is good birding.....Thanks again,...Ed

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:57 am

:redface: Whoops! Sorry, Ed, I hadn't noticed that you're based in Florida. But I'm glad you're planning on getting a field guide on your next visit. :thumbs_up: And meanwhile, DO please keep asking for help here, the birding fundis on this forum are a HUGE resource! I've learned SO much from them :clap:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:25 am

ekoppen wrote: ....when we return to KNP in November ....Going north this year (Punda Maria) which I understand is good birding.....


That northern sector of Kruger has some of the best birding in South Africa! :thumbs_up: And November is prime time!
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