Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 2 of 3
 [ 31 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Amethyst
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:45 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 3:23 pm
Posts: 614
Location: Pretoria
Male taken in Nylstroom yesterday.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Amethyst
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:48 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 11:17 pm
Posts: 821
Location: Noordheuwel, Krugersdorp.SA
Pretoriuskop. August 2010

Image

_________________
www.whereeaglesrest.co.za
STIFFNECK
"I'll rise up like the Eagle & I will soar with You because Your Spirit leads me on ~ by the Power of Your Love"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:56 am 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:52 pm
Posts: 1738
Location: My business...
Eish, I know I'm pushing my luck, the lighting was awful. I only bothered to play around with the photo now. This was taken in Suikerbosrand in the rocky bits after the Hotel complex.

Eastern Long-billed or Spike-heeled lark? Or something different? Or so bad you can't recognize it at all. :D

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:23 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 2:15 pm
Posts: 1897
Location: Johannesburg - too far from the closest Sanpark
GP, not a female sunbird? Maybe White-bellied

_________________
The 'mite formerly known as joshilewis

FGASA Level 1 Guide

Glen Reenen TR

15-18 June: Berg-en-dal


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:35 am 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:52 pm
Posts: 1738
Location: My business...
:hmz: Quite possible indeed for where we saw it.

It's just such an awful photograph! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:49 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 2:15 pm
Posts: 1897
Location: Johannesburg - too far from the closest Sanpark
Hehe. Look carefully at the bill though.

_________________
The 'mite formerly known as joshilewis

FGASA Level 1 Guide

Glen Reenen TR

15-18 June: Berg-en-dal


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 11:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:50 pm
Posts: 174
Location: JHB, Gauteng
Possibly female Amethyst Sunbird


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:53 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:36 pm
Posts: 343
Location: North West
I noticed a weird looking bird at the feeder in my garden (Potch) and went out with my camera to get a picture of it. Turns out it is a weaver losing his breeding colours (giving me a few interesting moments trying to figure it out), but as I was aiming my camera at him, this sunbird landed in the bottlebrush right next to me. I only had time to turn and snap this one picture (slightly blurred) before it took off. :cam:

Is it a female Marico sunbird? The black on the throat is confusing me a bit.

Image

Thanks so much!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:36 pm
Posts: 129
Is it not an immature Black (Amethyst) Sunbird?

_________________
"The greatness of a Nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:08 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:36 pm
Posts: 343
Location: North West
Maxwell wrote:
Is it not an immature Black (Amethyst) Sunbird?


Hi Maxwell, my guide books are a bit shy of good pics or descriptions of juvenile sunbirds.
I've looked at pics of Amethyst sunbirds on Birdpics and it seems to fit. Thanks so much for steering me in the right direction!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Amethyst
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:32 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 am
Posts: 848
Location: Under African Sky !!!
Image

_________________
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Amethyst
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:32 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 am
Posts: 848
Location: Under African Sky !!!
Image

_________________
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sunbird: Amethyst
Unread postPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:05 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Birder of the Year (2013)
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:27 am
Posts: 5311
Location: Chasing down the rarities
Image

_________________
656
Latest Lifer(s): White-winged Flufftail, Dickinson's Kestrel, Senegal Coucal, Three-banded Courser, African Broadbill, Thrush Nightingale, Rufous-bellied Heron.

Follow me as I bird on Twitter @wildtuinman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:58 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:43 pm
Posts: 4418
Location: 116 days to go!
I need once again the help from the experts :lol:

Saw this little chap on the S120 (Steilberg) road in Kruger in February.

Could this be a juvenile Malachite sunbird???

Image

Thanks for your help here :gflower:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:44 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9732
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
FAC Member (2012)
Definitely not malachite Pumbaa.

But it doesn't look anything like its parents, so it is rather difficult.

My guess would be juvenile scarlet chested or white bellied.

_________________
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by steffi at 17:07:37 Submitted by teddy_rsa at 09:03:32 Submitted by Annette at 09:52:37 Submitted by kcilliers at 04:49:32