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Crombec, Long-billed

Unread postby richardharris » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:00 am

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Sorry about the twig - but what is this bird? Any thoughs appreciated.

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Unread postby Jose » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:21 am

Crombec, I'm guessing Long-billed? Where did you see it?

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Unread postby richardharris » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:36 am

At the Matambeni hide. And I suspect you are right. The picture in Newman is darker on top - but Roberts is nearer my picture. So thanks.

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:28 am

Long billed crombec. Have seen plenty of them in Satara, Berg-en-dal and on the bushman's trail in recent years. Very odd looking bird without the tail.
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Unread postby Johann » Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:02 pm

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Crombec: Long billed

Unread postby Candy's Style » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:52 pm

Last week I went to KNP with my parents and we travelled from the South to North and then back again. Before I do a trip report, could you please help me with a few bird IDs? Please click on the links for larger pix...
Date for all pix: 22-28 June 2008

Place: Sirheni Camp
Habitat: Foraging in the tree canopies.
Size: about 10cm
Long billed Crombec? (The upper belly colour as well as the head colour is confusing me :? )
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:52 am

Here is my two cents for what it is worth.

Only bird in Kruger with a "no tail" appearance. Long-billed Crombec.

Well done CS! :clap:
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Re: Crombec, Long-billed

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:24 pm

Taken at Matambeni Bird Hide, KNP - Aug 2008
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Re: Crombec, Long-billed

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:19 pm

Seen right outside the bird hide at WSBG.

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Re: Crombec, Long-billed

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:36 pm

You're bird looks a little strange :D maybe it's the lighting..........These Crombecs are classified as Rare in WSBG :clap: :clap: great sighting!
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Unread postby Scottm » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:14 pm

Please help a novice on what these birds are. Both in Kruger during August.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby JenB » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:32 pm

Hi Scottm, warm welcome to the forum! :D

This one is a Longbilled Crombec, easy to recognize because it has no tail.

Lovely pics of busy little birds that's tough to photograph! :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:34 pm

Hi Scottm,

Agree with JenB :D Nice pics by the way! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Scottm » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:46 pm

Thanks Jen. I have many other photos that need ID's, so I hope I will not be seen to be too stupid. Clearly I need a new set of books :doh:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby JenB » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:55 pm

Post them, Scott. These guys love a challenge! :D

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