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 Post subject: Starling: Redwinged Starling
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:17 am 
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This magnificent bird is common in our area, besides it's beautiful wings, it makes the most beautiful calls I've ever heard, my second favorute bird.


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Have seen then nesting inside shopping malls, and they are common city birds.

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On Friday, one flew into the Mantambeni hide in Kruger and ate the worm he had carried in, on the windowsill

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I had a beautiful experience with a family of them at Olifants. We were at the resturant for lunch and while waiting FOREVER for our food a beautiful big one came right near us to show off its call. We also noticed a nest on the aircon outside. We saw the chicks head peeping up to get food from his mom. It was soooo tiny, must have been a few days old. :wink:

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Taken in Olifants rest camp

Red-winged Starling (male)
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Red-winged Starling (female)
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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi all,

Need some id help again. All pics where made in Cape of Good Hope.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Basde_vos - I think your birds are the following:

3. Cape Crow

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

I think Davejenny got it right , except for number 3 which looks more like a red-winged starling to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Ditto the red-winged starling :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks for the quick response!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Red-winged Starling and agree with the rest of Davejenny's answers :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I can't believe I missed the red on the Red-winged Starling :wall: :redface: I was tired though - so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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LOL :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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davejenny wrote:
I can't believe I missed the red on the Red-winged Starling :wall: :redface: I was tired though - so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :twisted:

Dave


I'll forgive you :P :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Another reason was that I had my contrast on my monitor set too high - difficult to distinguish the red from the black :wall:

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Shingwedzi - 7-8/11/2011
Letaba - 9/11/2011
Olifants - 10/11/2011
Satara - 11/11/2011
Skukuza - 12/11/2011
Berg-en-dal - 13-14/11/2011


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