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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:59 am

Hi Tilandi

Here are my ideas:

4-6: Grey backed Cisticola

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Tilandi » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:36 am

Thanks Niall, one more new tick. 55 Ticks for my Western Cape tour. So far 142 species sighted. :dance: :dance:
If someone can help with no 9 please :D
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:29 am

Another cisticola about which I'm not 100% sure. I'm thinking that this one is a Levaillant's (rather than a greybacked), because of the russet cap with no steaking and the yellow on the bill. Have I got it right this time? :pray: :whistle: Seen along Darling Hills Road on 19 October 2011.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby mel123 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:40 am

I'd think Neddicky, but it would be interesting to hear what the experts say. :wink:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Ladybirder » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:07 am

I also think Neddicky due to the grey on the front.The southern race has this grey on the front.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:09 am

Neddicky.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Trevor Hardaker » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:11 pm

I think it's a Grey-backed Cisticola, but I also think it will be interesting to hear what the experts have to say mel123...
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby MattAxel » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:07 pm

I would go with Grey-backed Cisticola. Neddicky has a plain back, and the grey wash on the front rules out Levaillant's.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:08 pm

Thanks for the interesting feedback and discussion on this. Seems that my record for always getting it wrong between greybacked and Levaillant's remains intact — but I do learn something every time I ask :wink: :dance:

Trevor Hardaker wrote:I think it's a Grey-backed Cisticola, but I also think it will be interesting to hear what the experts have to say mel123...


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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby mel123 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:08 pm

Trevor Hardaker wrote:I think it's a Grey-backed Cisticola, but I also think it will be interesting to hear what the experts have to say mel123...


Aren't you one of the experts? :wink:
I did find the experts' opinions interesting, as I thought. Very educational. :D

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Trevor Hardaker » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:10 am

mel123 wrote:Aren't you one of the experts? :wink:


Nah... not at all!

Experts know everything... I'm still learning everyday... :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rookie » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:10 pm

I am convinced that the ones that I am going to ask for confirmation/ IDs on will not spark the debate that the CLC or YTLC has.

These were taken in Cape Town during the last week:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby adrianp » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:28 pm

Hi Rookie

3 is a grey backed cisticola

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rookie » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:31 pm

Thanks Adrianp, well I get to tick off some more then! This is fun! :dance: :dance:
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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:29 am

I too have a growing collection of 'unknown cisticolas' :wall: — to which these may be added. I try and try to distinguish between greybacked and Levaillant's cisticolas and invariably get them wrong, so .... Is this Levaillant's? See along Darling Hills Road on 31 May 2012.

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