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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:09 pm 
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I agree it's a Cape male. This bird doesn't have the plain green back that you would find on a spectacled weaver. The apparent black line through the eye can be very misleading, sorry!


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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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I don't have a clue about this fella. I think it must be some kind of flycatcher. :hmz:
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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2. Doesn't look like a fella, looks more like a female Weaver, but the features are not jumping out at me, possibly Cape?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Niall wrote:
Doesn't look like a fella,


:lol: :lol:

Which - I suppose, like the river Warbler, also doesn't like loud music? :D

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 Post subject: Idenfitication Help - General Birds
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I agree with Niall, Possibly a Cape Weaver. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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So, this is a female Cape Weavor.
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and this is a male Cape Weavor
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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So, this is a female Cape Weavor.
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and this is a male Cape Weavor
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It probably is but if you had told us from the outset where the pictures were taken we might have been able to identify the bird then. For all we know the bird was photographed in the Zambezi River valley in which case we wouldn't even have considered Cape Weaver.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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It probably is but if you had told us from the outset where the pictures were taken we might have been able to identify the bird then. For all we know the bird was photographed in the Zambezi River valley in which case we wouldn't even have considered Cape Weaver.

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I do apologise for my incompetence deefstes. Thanks for your help though. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi,

I was looking at some pics from my first trip to Addo in 2006 the other day, and came across this picture. Friends often see it and ask me what bird it was, but I still don't know :huh: . It was seen near the restaurant by the road on the way to the main game viewing area. It was in March as well.

Any ideas as to what bird it is would be appreciated. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I cannot see the pic sharky74 :?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Ah I've been trying to get a photo onto the forum for days and am having an absolute nightmare getting it to work. Thought I'd finally figured it out, but clearly not!

Back to the drawing board. I'm trying to use Flickr to help do it, and have followed the instructions I found on the forum but just not working :(

I'll have to pull my hair out some more and will let you know when it's back on with a pic. It's a shame cos I've loved seeing everyones pictures over the years since I joined, and thought it would be great to give some back to the forum family.

Wish me luck :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I'll PM you :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi,

Ok let's try that again, and thanks Kamadejo :thumbs_up: . Photo should now be attached. Hopefully someone can tell me what bird it is! It's funny but for the last 4 years all I've had is that photo and have been wondering every time just what does it's face look like :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Sharky, I'm absolutely no expert, but for me it looks like a weaver. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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@Sharky: Looks like a Cape Weaver.

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