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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:11 pm 
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Thanks, Josh and pantera leo, but what about those dark legs? The female pintailed whydah has pale legs, but the male has dark legs, so perhaps nonbreeding male pintailed whydah?


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 Post subject: Re: Whydah: Pin-tailed Whydah
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Next to my bird feeder. I'll try to get a clearer picture once I have my tripod. It is a very fiesty little bird. I often see it chase much bigger birds away.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Can anyone identify this youngster? I took this pic a couple of days ago at Rondevlei in Cape Town.
There were common waxbills in a nearby tree but this doesn't look like any juvenile I can find.
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Granjan, the Pin-tailed Whydah parasitizes Common Waxbills. This looks like a young Pin-tailed Whydah.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks, WTM! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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A few more that I'm not quite sure about :hmz: all seen along Darling Hills Road in late December 2012.

1. Is this perhaps a female pintailed whydah?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Yarwell... these things take time...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks so much, Johan!


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