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Starling: Redwinged Starling

Unread postby MarkWildDog » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:17 am

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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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:46 am

Have seen then nesting inside shopping malls, and they are common city birds.
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:51 am

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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Unread postby Wild about cats » Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:55 pm

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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Unread postby francoisd » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:39 pm

Taken in Olifants rest camp

Red-winged Starling (male)
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby basde_vos » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:49 pm

Hi all,

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

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby davejenny » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:27 pm

Hi Basde_vos - I think your birds are the following:

3. Cape Crow

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby JOL » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:15 am

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby cu@1 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:10 am

Ditto the red-winged starling :wink:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby basde_vos » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:37 am

Thanks for the quick response!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:18 am

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

Unread postby davejenny » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:38 pm

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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Shingwedzi - 7-8/11/2011
Letaba - 9/11/2011
Olifants - 10/11/2011
Satara - 11/11/2011
Skukuza - 12/11/2011
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:14 pm

LOL :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby basde_vos » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:27 pm

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:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby davejenny » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:55 pm

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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Too far from the Kruger.... ahh memories of this trip....
Punda Maria - 3-4/11/2011
Pafuri Tented Camp - 5-6/11/2011
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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