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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:59 am 
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Thanks for the welcome and help. Sorry, I meant to give some info and then forgot.
As you can tell, I know almost nothing about birds. My interest only began on my Kgalagadi trip last month.

All pictures were taken in the Kgalagadi last month.

Any further help appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:47 pm 
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One of the useful features of the Newman field guide is the illustration of different weaver nests. The photo is typical of the Southern masked Weaver, and that is also the only weaver you are likely to find in the Kgalagadi.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Glad to hear that Kgalagadi has sparked your interest in birding 8) Even backyard and city birding can be rewarding! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Can someone help me with this one?: (Taken in Satara)
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Looks like Southern masked Weaver to me...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Also think that it is that but that white on the belly shouldnt be there........

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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The bill of the weaver looks rather orange, combined with the white belly and location it makes me think of female or non-breeding male Red-headed Weaver.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I think care should be taken when looking at the bill-colour of this bird. The light condition might well be cheating a bit because of reflections from the yellow/orange flowers. I understand what you're saying though , JoelR , but shouldn't red-headed weaver have a plain grey back and ditto upper tail coverts?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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JOL wrote:
I think care should be taken when looking at the bill-colour of this bird. The light condition might well be cheating a bit because of reflections from the yellow/orange flowers.


Not to mention the nectar-and-pollen-paint that would be adding to the orange hue...

Lekker conundrum...


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I agree with RJ it's a Southern Masked Weaver. Redheaded would have a much more yellow head with the orange bill, plain back with a very yellow wingpanel.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks for all your ID's. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Who are these guys enjoying the water at Nossob in December?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Bush Baptist.

The birds at the waterhole are...

Left to right

Southern Masked-weaver (far left)

Sociable Weavers

Red-headed Finch

Yellow Canary

Good mix there.

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Thanks barcud, the shaft-tailed whydah just flew away!

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