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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:29 pm

2. Doesn't look like a fella, looks more like a female Weaver, but the features are not jumping out at me, possibly Cape?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:50 pm

Niall wrote: Doesn't look like a fella,


:lol: :lol:

Which - I suppose, like the river Warbler, also doesn't like loud music? :D

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:49 pm

I agree with Niall, Possibly a Cape Weaver. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby CurtisDillon » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:49 pm

So, this is a female Cape Weavor.
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and this is a male Cape Weavor
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby deefstes » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:32 am

CurtisDillon wrote:So, this is a female Cape Weavor.
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and this is a male Cape Weavor
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It probably is but if you had told us from the outset where the pictures were taken we might have been able to identify the bird then. For all we know the bird was photographed in the Zambezi River valley in which case we wouldn't even have considered Cape Weaver.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby CurtisDillon » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:14 pm

deefstes wrote:It probably is but if you had told us from the outset where the pictures were taken we might have been able to identify the bird then. For all we know the bird was photographed in the Zambezi River valley in which case we wouldn't even have considered Cape Weaver.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby sharky74 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:04 pm

Hi,

I was looking at some pics from my first trip to Addo in 2006 the other day, and came across this picture. Friends often see it and ask me what bird it was, but I still don't know :huh: . It was seen near the restaurant by the road on the way to the main game viewing area. It was in March as well.

Any ideas as to what bird it is would be appreciated. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Kamadejo » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:05 pm

I cannot see the pic sharky74 :?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby sharky74 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:10 pm

Ah I've been trying to get a photo onto the forum for days and am having an absolute nightmare getting it to work. Thought I'd finally figured it out, but clearly not!

Back to the drawing board. I'm trying to use Flickr to help do it, and have followed the instructions I found on the forum but just not working :(

I'll have to pull my hair out some more and will let you know when it's back on with a pic. It's a shame cos I've loved seeing everyones pictures over the years since I joined, and thought it would be great to give some back to the forum family.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Kamadejo » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:14 pm

I'll PM you :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby sharky74 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:34 pm

Hi,

Ok let's try that again, and thanks Kamadejo :thumbs_up: . Photo should now be attached. Hopefully someone can tell me what bird it is! It's funny but for the last 4 years all I've had is that photo and have been wondering every time just what does it's face look like :hmz:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Kamadejo » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:47 pm

Sharky, I'm absolutely no expert, but for me it looks like a weaver. :hmz:
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby francoisd » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:52 pm

@Sharky: Looks like a Cape Weaver.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby RonnieL » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:56 pm

sharky74 wrote:Hi,

Ok let's try that again, and thanks Kamadejo :thumbs_up: . Photo should now be attached. Hopefully someone can tell me what bird it is! It's funny but for the last 4 years all I've had is that photo and have been wondering every time just what does it's face look like :hmz:

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Thanks in advance,

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Hi Sharky,
This is what your bird's face looks like :lol:
It is a Cape Weaver, they love aloe flowers and their faces turn red from the pollen
I took my pics in the Addo Park. I see there is some spekboom in the back ground
of your pic, was it also taken in Addo?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rookie » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:26 am

Good morning everybody. I hope you all had a good weekend.

The following is hopefully a Cape Weaver.

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I was also so happy to see my first "static" Malachite Kingfisher at Intaka Island, now if only I can keep the camera as static to get an in-focus shot it would be great. :tongue:
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