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 Post subject: Flycatcher: Grey Tit-Flycatcher (Fan-tailed Flycatcher)
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:33 am 
Marloth Park, July 2010

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Not a great photo, but it shows the typical behaviour of the Grey Tit-Flycatcher. This fanning of the tail is one of the pointers that can be used to distinguish between this Flycatcher and the similar looking Ashy Flycatcher. The Grey Tit-Flycatcher is a busy little bird, actively foraging in the tree canopies (making it quite difficult to get a good photo :wall: ).
Another feature to look out for is the white outer tail feathers.


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 Post subject: Re: Flycatcher: Grey Tit-Flycatcher (Fan-tailed Flycatcher)
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:47 pm 
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Got my Lifer this past trip to Kruger. Had a Grey tit flycatcher wizing around the tree tops at lake panic! The white outer tail feathers the giveaway.

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 Post subject: Re: Flycatcher: Grey Tit-Flycatcher (Fan-tailed Flycatcher)
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:33 am 
Nice sighting, Ferdelance 8)

We have not had a chance to visit our bush house since the beginning of July when I took the above pic. The weekend of 28 August, 2 months later, was the first time we again could visit Marloth….and Mr./Mrs. Fantail was around the entire weekend, so it seems we have a resident now.
As I mentioned before, it is just so difficult to get a photo….very active birdie.

28 August, Marloth Park

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29 August, Marloth Park

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Seen at Orpen Gate. Is this a Fan-tailed Flycatcher?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Those white outer tail feathers is the stand out feature which distinguishes it from Ashy Flycatcher..

The new name is Grey-Tit Flycatcher GP.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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DotDan wrote:
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Those white outer tail feathers is the stand out feature which distinguishes it from Ashy Flycatcher..

The new name is Grey-Tit Flycatcher GP.


Yhanks, DD. :thumbs_up:

I'm just happy I'm done trying to ID the birds we've seen. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Yhanks, DD. :thumbs_up:



You calling me a Yhank? :twisted: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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DotDan wrote:
Guinea Pig wrote:
Yhanks, DD. :thumbs_up:



You calling me a Yhank? :twisted: :lol: :lol:


:lol: That should've been Thanks, DD. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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 Post subject: Re: Flycatcher: Grey Tit-Flycatcher (Fan-tailed Flycatcher)
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Saw them twice in December 2010.

At Orpen Gate next to the shop:

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At Pafuri Picnic Spot next to the parking lot:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Next up is this fairly long-tailed LBJ, fits Cape Wagtail on many accounts, but misses the dark breast band :?
Again seen on campsite, was very active jumping from branch to branch. Didn't stay long.

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Thanks in advance, Michael


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Great Dane wrote:
Next up is this fairly long-tailed LBJ, fits Cape Wagtail on many accounts, but misses the dark breast band :?
Again seen on campsite, was very active jumping from branch to branch. Didn't stay long.

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Thanks in advance, Michael

Hi, I think this is a Grey-tit flycatcher, which is a nice tick!
The white outer tail feathers and fanning of the tail (seen in one photograph) as well as behaviour fits. A wagtail is normally found on the ground. It wouldn't be hopping about in a tree, so the bird's behaviour also helps us in IDing it. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks a million for the input Mel 8)

mel123 wrote:
Hi, I think this is a Grey-tit flycatcher, which is a nice tick!
The white outer tail feathers and fanning of the tail (seen in one photograph) as well as behaviour fits. A wagtail is normally found on the ground. It wouldn't be hopping about in a tree, so the bird's behaviour also helps us in IDing it. :thumbs_up:

Googling it and looking at the Grey-tit flycatcher topic here on this site I guess you are right :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I would also go with Grey Tit-flycatcher.


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