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Firefinch: Red-billed

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:54 pm

Barcud wrote:Hi DB,

I'll go out on a limb here and give these a go.

1 and 2 Red-billed Firefinch - eye ring quite prominent.

Hope I'm right on these, so please feel free to correct me if not (and give pointers).

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby KobusF » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:52 am

I have more for ID help:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Batmad » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:24 am

Red Billed Firefinch
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby TrevorC » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:40 am

I agree :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby KobusF » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:47 pm

Thanks, Batmad and TrevorC. One day i wil also be able to id them.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:25 pm

Close to Phabeni in a fairly well wooded area. Little fellow, I wondered if it were a finch?

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:56 pm

Hi MM,

You are right with a type of "finch". I'm going for Red-billed Firefinch based on the bill colour and prominent yellow eye-ring.

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Bird identification help

Unread postby BrettG » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:59 am

Hey all,

I'm new to the forum,this picture was taken in Kruger recently and I cant seem to ID it. Some help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:37 am

Female red-billed firefinch. Nice pic! :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:01 pm

welcome to the forum bpgraham@hotmail.com :D

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Re: Firefinch: Red-billed

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Re: Firefinch: Red-billed

Unread postby Ladybirder » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:24 pm

This is a super picture :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:39 pm

Not 100% sure on this one ... is it a female redbilled firefinch? Seen at Mapungubwe in late October 2014.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:24 pm

Not female... rather juvenile RBFF: see the small white gape tubercle and grey eye ring (adult fem eye ring = yellow)
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:34 pm

Thanks JvR, :thumbs_up: yet again I am learning something new and useful :dance:

I saw quite a few different juveniles in late October/early November, many of them intriguingly baffling. Yesterday it took me quite some time to work out that what looked like "greenish louries", also seen at Mapungubwe, were in fact juvenile redfaced mousebirds 8) :)
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