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Re: Need ID for this bird please

Unread postby Gregor » Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:14 pm

Thanx a lot guys!!!
I will post next ID questions where they belong, sorry for that but I really didn't know.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:46 pm

And another one. Seen in Golden Gate in tall grass mostly. My first thought was the Red-capped Lark but the colouring seems "wrong"?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby JoelR » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:34 pm

GP, my first guess would be female Common Stonechat. But will page around a bit tomorrow.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:43 pm

JoelR wrote: and female Common Stonechat.


Aha! That would make sense. You mean this little critter's female.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby JoelR » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:02 am

@ GP - yup, that's her man.

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Re: Stonechat, African

Unread postby DuQues » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:12 pm

All over the place, both in Golden Gate, and other places.

Male:
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Re: Stonechat, African

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:21 pm

Immature stonechat ringed and in the hand just before release, probably male (the rufous chest is starting to show)

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Re: Stonechat, African

Unread postby Wild about cats » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:23 pm

Not seen in a SANpark

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby oddesy » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:15 am

Please help me ID this one, was seen today in the rietvlei nature reserve and i cant seem to find it in the bird book :doh:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:17 am

Juv Stonechat. All chat juvs look much different from the adults, mottled and full of spots. Nice shot!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wingman » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:43 pm

Hi please assist me with this again seen on the R103 near Warden

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Barcud » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:51 pm

Hi Wingman,

Looks like a Juvenile Stonechat. I'm unfamiliar with your other Juvenile chat's in that area, but it's somewhere for you to start looking from.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wingman » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:37 pm

Thank you Barcud I was of a similar opinion as there where a number of stonechats in the area in various stages of growth.

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby jnaflwr » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:21 am

From Madike/South Africa
Spotted?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby TrevorC » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:05 am

Hi all

This one could be a female African Stonechat, but being a relative beginner birder, this is a long shot!!
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