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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:42 pm 
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I'm no expert, but African has a brown cap and back.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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and Jameson's seems to be more north :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi guys.. The habitat for African Firefinch is mostly a big factor. They are birds that prefer dense inland and coastal forest areas. The only place which offers the type of habitat for them in KNP is most likely way up north in Punda and down in Berg 'n Dal.

The dry mopane area in Tzendse is really not the type of habitat they prefer so this is 100% Jameson Firefinch..

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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thank you DotDan :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I can't see the photos, but I wouldn't be surprised if African Firefinch did pitch up at Tsendze with its lush environment.

The main difference between African and Jameson's Firefinch is that the African Firefinch has a grey crown and nape, where the Jameson's has a pink crown and nape.

African Firefinch

http://www.laine-dirk.co.za/photos/840/840.html

Jameson's Firefinch

http://www.laine-dirk.co.za/photos/841/841.html

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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thank you, is very flagrant on your pictures, beautiful pictures

my problem was the places... :? :redface:

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Thanks anne-marie, glad to help. :D

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Thanks for the confirmations - at last I can tick it off! :dance: :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Very busy little birds and this unusual angle gave me the best shot. Pafuri a week ago. I have a feeling that this might be Lesser Seedcrackers and not Red-billed Firefinches like the previous posting. Help appreciated-tnx :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Johanclassen, I'm affraid its not a Seedcracker, but yet again firefinch, this time Jamesons Firefinch, the African Firefinch has more grys on the crown and nape.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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@ Johan, Lesser Seedcracker would be way out of range for Pafuri and a major rarity for South Africa. They have an all red head and forehead, which as you can see this bird does not have.

Great shot though :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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@ Ladybirder and DotDan..tnx for the info. Appreciated. The female shld have made it clear to me. :doh:


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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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We recently spotted these two at Vic Falls and would like some ID confirmation please. Thinking Jamieson's firefinch. If it's taboo to list non-SA sightings, please ignore my request.

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 Post subject: Re: ID help please
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Hi Pawps, to my info.....you are correct with both and found in SA. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Firefinch: Jameson's
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