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Unread postby Snoobab » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:48 am

It is an African Stonechat, either a female or a immature, look to me like a imm.

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Unread postby Candy's Style » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:48 am

Thank you Snoobab :thumbs_up:
Definately think you spot on as there were plenty of Stonechats around as well as the females. Altough the female had a more obvious orange chest leading to the belly so I think you correct in saying it is an Imm.
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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:26 pm

I am at my wits end with this bird. It looks like it may be a juvenile of some sort… the question is which sort. :lol:

The pix were taken this morning at Suikerbosrand NR on the edge of dry wetland vegetation.

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BTW, six of these birds loosely flocked together, all with exactly the same appearance. If they are fledgelings, it must have been a large clutch... or two or more broods happened simultaneously
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Unread postby deefstes » Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:18 am

Your bird looks like an African Stonechat to me. Again, this is an immature bird, judged from the black and brown spotting on the underparts.
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Unread postby Candy's Style » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:05 pm

Saxicola torquata
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Habits: Usually in pairs, sometimes solitary. Perches on top of bush, weed, stump, fence or telephone line dropping to catch prey. Hops on ground but soon returns to perch. Flicks wings and tail on landing. Quite tame but wary when nesting. Flight jerky, showing conspicuous rump and wing patches which are white.
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Unread postby Ludwig » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:16 am

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Unread postby deefstes » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:47 am

Male Stonechat
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Unread postby Pjw » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:19 pm

And one more from Rietvlei this morning....
Is this a stonechat?
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Unread postby salamanda » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:08 pm

Yes! And in such a typical pose too. Lovely.

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Unread postby Pjw » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:24 pm

Thanks Salamanda. Any ideas on the 1st three I posted earlier today?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:46 pm

Pjw wrote:And one more from Rietvlei this morning....
Is this a stonechat?
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definately a stonechat!! they are also VERY common at marieville.
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Need ID for this bird please

Unread postby Gregor » Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:22 pm

Hello again,

Can anyone help me with this one?
it's quit small but I think some of you guys can help me out, right?

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Re: Need ID for this bird please

Unread postby arks » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:06 pm

Gregor, your bird looks like a male African Stonechat. Also, ID queries are normally posted in one of the three "sticky" threads at the top of this page — this one would properly be posted under "Indentification Help - General Birds" — rather than with a separate post for each and every query :)
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Re: Need ID for this bird please

Unread postby Cherries » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:29 pm

Hi Gregor

I am sure Arks is correct with the ID - going on the GISS - eh Arks!!

The best place is to add to the Identification Sticky and to say where and when you saw this birdie. That is what Arks was suggesting too. :wink:

The beauty of this thread is that it doesn't have to be in a SANPark for ident purposes and the three topics cover the birds ie Raptor, Miscellaneous and LBJ.

We have all posted pics under these threads and really appreciated the assitance that is forthcoming from the guys who are able to ident so easily.

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Re: Need ID for this bird please

Unread postby Batmad » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:33 pm

Male African Stonechat 8)
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