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 Post subject: Wagtail, Cape
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:39 pm 
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I don't find a topic for this bird, so here's my contribution

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These are the cutest birds ever, very common in Cape Town & they are extremely tame, I see them quite often in supermarkets & they are daily visitors to my dog's food bowl in my upstairs living room. :)


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They are very cute... they become very used to humans.

It is the smallest bird that can "walk". Have a look at it. It walks one leg after the other, like us humans. Common(Indian) Mynah is another bird that walks. Most birds "hop" around.

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Thanks for that intriguing info, WTM. I hadn't noticed that or ever read about it either. 8) I love watching wagtails, very cute and energetic. And usually reasonably tame, tho I've never been lucky enough to find one that lets me get really close.

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My dad has two wagtails who just digs cheddar cheese. He rolls it up in lil balls and they walk straight into his kitchen to come fetch it. Saw one once eating from the breakfast pan on the stove. :lol:

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Most birds eat cheese. I sometimes put small pieces with the seed on my feeder and it last maybe 5mins at the most.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Here is another one: also seen at Hadeda hide: at first I thought it is a Cape Wagtail, but now looking at the photo?? :huh:
It has a small supercilium, small chest band, BUT the throat is white with a yellow stain, and the flanks are also yellow???

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Yolandé Oelsen wrote:
Here is another one: also seen at Hadeda hide: at first I thought it is a Cape Wagtail, but now looking at the photo?? :huh:
It has a small supercilium, small chest band, BUT the throat is white with a yellow stain, and the flanks are also yellow???

What do you guys think?


Your ID is right. This is a juvenile bird.

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 Post subject: Idenfitication Help - General Birds
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I know these aren't the clearest pics but I need some help please. :pray:

Is this a wagtail of some sort?

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 Post subject: Idenfitication Help - General Birds
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Flutterby, Cape Wagtail. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I think this might be a wagtail??? but not sure which one?
Sorry it's not a better photo, but he just dipped in our birdbath, and flew off!!!



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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I'm not an expert birder, but I'd say Cape wagtail.
The African Pied wagtail is more black and white, Grey wagtail has a yellow vent, Citrine wagtail has yellow on the head, and the Western Yellow wagtail is more greenish.
The only other option I see is a Mountain wagtail, but that is more white underneath, not greyish, and has bluegrey upperparts. This looks more normal grey.
The breastband makes me think its definitely a wagtail, but lets hear what the experts say! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Crested Val - definitely a Cape Wagtail

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