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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:20 pm 
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Just popping in here to see if anyone can help me with an ID for this little LBJ. Spotted this bird in Addo in March:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Bushbuddies wrote:
Just popping in here to see if anyone can help me with an ID for this little LBJ. Spotted this bird in Addo in March.


Have you considered the cisticolas, Bushbuddies? See if you can figure out which one of two probable species... It shouldn't be too difficult to identify which two I am referring to; the difficulty will be in making the correct ID once you have narrowed it down to those two.

(Tip: have a look at some discussions posted a little earlier in this thread...)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I thought it to be a "tinktinkie" (cisticola)... :hmz: What do you think about my guess that it is a Neddicky (Neddikkie)?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Another that I'm not sure about — actually two different birds. Both seen at MZNP in September 2011. Might they (both) be neddickies?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I agree on Neddicky for both. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Yes its Neddikkies The Southern race are usually more greyish on the front


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks, pantera leo and Ladybirder! Neddicky has been my bogey bird for some years now, so I'm thrilled that I can finally tick it :dance:


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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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I was in Addo at the end of April and saw a number of LBJs which I would like help with.

I did manage to ID some of the birds, but the LBjs just drive me mad. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hey Rookie that's a tough selection to ID. Off the cuff.

#1 is from the cisticola family (note the rufus crown), probably Neddicky


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Eina Rookie! :slap: Tough one, but let's give it a go:
1. Looks like Neddicky (Southern race has a greyish chest)

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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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I still hope Faasie Peakock and Lizette are willing to give their opinion on the previous pipits, but in the mean time, I have some more LBJ's :redface:

Thank you for your help sorting these out!

I start with some Cisticola's, first 2 are seen at Kimberley area last month.

Bird 1 (my thought is wailing cisticola)

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Bird 2 (real bad pictures, but my thought is Neddicky / Piping cisticola)

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The next birds are taken in Hartswater area last month

Bird 3 (my thought is Neddicky / Piping cisticola again)

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Bird 4 (my thought is Neddicky / Piping cisticola again)

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Bird 5

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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All of the Cisticolas are Neddicky unfortunately, Wailing has a much darker black mottled back.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thank you once more Lizet!

Thank you all for the help so far!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Slowly starting to index my bird sightings, unfortunately I am not yet mastering the art of identifying many of them with enough certainty to log them.

So here the first of a few seen this weekend in Marakele NP. With many of them I have a good idea what they might be bu looking fir confirmation. Others like the below I have no idea. Shape and size tells me Crombec of some sort, but doesn't fit any in my book very well. Also might be slightly larger than the 8-12cm mentioned in the book although not by much.

Here the we go, was must running around the campsite (at a distance) mid-day. Seemed very alert (looking around) was not picking the ground for food. the two pics are of the same bird in different posses.

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Later that day this one was sitting in the bush next to the tent before fleeing the paparazzi pointing the camera at it. Same as above? At least there are some similarities yet still looks different to me. Again Crombec comes into mind but still doesn't fit the illustrations in my book

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Thanks in advance, Michael


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Closest I can get to this one is Levaillant's cisticola. Mainly because I can't get it to look like anything else. Photo quality doesn't help. Was seen in a bush at campsite just around sunset.

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Thanks in advance, Michael


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