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 Post subject: Prinia: Karoo (Spotted)
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:01 pm 
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Karoo Prinia [Spotted Prinia] (Prinia maculosa)
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Not the best image, had to do a considerable crop on the original photo.
Wide distribution and common in West Coast National Park

Other Names
Afrikaans: Karoolangstertjie
Dutch: Karoo-prinia
German: Fleckenprinie, Gelbbauchprinie
Portuguese: Prínia-malhada
French: Prinia du Karroo

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This cheerful songster can be seen almost wherever there is a decent piece of fynbos.

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This one has me totally flummoxed! I saw it at Kirstenbosch on 11 October 2007. I'd thought it was a Karoo robin, and then I noticed that it has pale, pinkish legs. So now I have no idea what it might be ... can anyone help?

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Hi Arks,

The long tail, slender bill and supercillium all point straight to Prinia and I would think this one is a Karoo Prinia.

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I'm hoping I've learned a bit and am getting this ID right, I'm thinking it's a Karoo prinia? I saw the bird on 16 October 2007 at WCNP.

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It appeared to be collecting berries!

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Youbetcha

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 Post subject: Prinia, Karoo
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Is this one also a Karoo prinia?
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yes :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Prinia (Spotted Prinia)
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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Is this a Grey-Backed Cisticola?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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1. Looks like a Karoo Prinia to me


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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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I agree with Niall, Karoo Prinia. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I am convinced that the ones that I am going to ask for confirmation/ IDs on will not spark the debate that the CLC or YTLC has.

These were taken in Cape Town during the last week:

Is this a Karoo Prinia
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Easy for you all I am sure.
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Rookie

1 is correct, karoo prinia


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks Adrianp, well I get to tick off some more then! This is fun! :dance: :dance:

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