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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri May 31, 2013 9:23 am

It resembles a chat. Young Familiar Chat perhaps looking at the ear coverts and rufous upper tail?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby DotDan » Fri May 31, 2013 1:36 pm

Ja I agree with you WTM.

The only other thing it resembles is young Cape Robin-Chat... but the ear coverts I think is a definite sign of Familiar Chat.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby naomi c » Fri May 31, 2013 2:16 pm

Thanks guys! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:01 pm

Hello Guys

Just came back from Tankwa, and got a few unknowns to tick off

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby adrianp » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:15 pm

A few confirmations below in red

[quote="Gilbertr14"]Hello Guys

Just came back from Tankwa, and got a few unknowns to tick off

Familiar Chat Correct
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:57 pm

Having spent the weekend in Tanqua, we saw some birds that we think we have correct and others that baffle.

1. I thought it was a familiar chat but it is darker and the has no 'T' on the tail

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:59 am

Bush Baptist wrote:Having spent the weekend in Tanqua, we saw some birds that we think we have correct and others that baffle.


You have 1 right, BB.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:37 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:
Bush Baptist wrote:Having spent the weekend in Tanqua, we saw some birds that we think we have correct and others that baffle.


You have 1 right, BB. Thanks Joh :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby rcyza » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:53 pm

Saw these LBJs in Mapungubwe last weekend. Thought they might be some kind of Lark, but I have not managed to narrow it down yet. I am only 80% sure that the two in the first pic are the same species:

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EX-EX-Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wingman » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:24 pm

Hi Ryan first 2 look at chats familiar chat. The white eye ring and roufous tail. Did they flick their wings if so then definitely familiar chat. Again Im on my phone.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby rcyza » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:36 pm

Thanks again for the help everyone.

Wingman, it looks to me like you were correct on both IDs. I don't remember if the chats flicked their wings or not, I think I was too busy wondering if the pictures would be good enough to ID them with! :)


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