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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Moegaai » Mon May 18, 2009 4:31 pm

Mgoddard wrote:And another one from me...sorry I really try to ID them myself and have done so with a lot, but these brown ones do not want to play along.

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Where did you see these guys? As for the Cisticola would like to work on it a bit before I possibly agree with RJ (seeing as we seem to "agree to disagree"!)

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon May 18, 2009 11:37 pm

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Unread postby jacliz » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:43 pm

I'm still stuck on my previous two birds. I've found some more pictures of the second one which may make it easier :pray: . I have searched all my books, and the internet and I still don't know what it is :wall: Any help/ideas would be very much appreciated.
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Unread postby Johann » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:41 pm

Looks like a Rattling Cisticola to me.
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Unread postby wingman » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:28 pm

Hi Please can you assist me with these 2
this one taken near BergnDal on S19 in August
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this one taken at Croc Bridge also August
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Unread postby JoelR » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:30 pm

Looks like a Rattling Cisticola, but I am never very good in pointing out the characteristics of this bird. They do always sit perched like this in the bushveld, have quite a dull back, a dull rufous crown and a curvy bill. Well, those were a few characteristics I suppose. :roll:

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Unread postby Flutterby » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:13 pm

Please can someone help with some ID's. :pray:

This is a bum shot but also the best I could get. Also on the S100.

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Unread postby Barcud » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:40 pm

Hi Flutterby,

I think your last one is a Rattling Cisticola. Combination of Rusty coloured, plain head, streaking to back and flight feather markings point to this species. Location and habitat also a clue. This is one of the commonest Cisticola's in the park in my limited experience. Would like confirmation from others with more experience on this one though.

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Unread postby Flutterby » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:16 pm

Thanks Barcud. :thumbs_up:
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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Flutterby » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:57 am

Hi there,

I need some help identifying these - all taken in the Pilanesberg - and I apologise for the poor quality of some of them. I hope I'm not putting too many but I have now lost my patience! :redface:

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Rattling Cisticola?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:40 am

1-Rattling Cisticola (Has the tails spots on a long tail, rules out lazy and neddicky)

2- Rattling Cisticola

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Flutterby » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:22 pm

Thanks Justin, :thumbs_up:

Saves me a lot of hair pulling & teeth gnashing!! :D
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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:38 pm

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:33 pm

Help please! Taken in south-west KNP this past weekend.

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:44 pm

joshilewis, your bird looks like Rattling Cisticola.

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