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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby darth bangkok » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:04 am

Since I am here, can I ask for a few more?

These were all seen at the Blyde River Canyon resort in September.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:58 pm

Hi Darth,

3. Familiar Chat.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby darth bangkok » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:30 am

Barcud,

Many thanks indeed!
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Re: Chat, familiar

Unread postby granjan » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:57 pm

Taken at Cape point.
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Re: Chat, familiar

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:05 am

Great image, well captured! :thumbs_up:
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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Fri May 21, 2010 4:37 am

I'd also at first thought that the following two (which might in fact be the same bird, as the pix were taken at the Nossob hide about 2 minutes apart) were also chat flycatchers, but then I noticed the darker edges to the tail on bird #3 and began to wonder whether one or both of these (especially if they are the same bird) might be familiar chats?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri May 21, 2010 8:48 am

The 2nd and 3rd birds, look like the same, much slender and smaller bills, have white eye rings and an orange tail...look like pale familiar chats to me!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Fri May 21, 2010 2:18 pm

Thanks for confirming, RJ! These familiar-chat-flycatchers sure are foncussing!!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri May 21, 2010 2:31 pm

Its a pleasure :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Mon May 24, 2010 4:01 am

Yet again, I'm not sure whether this is a familiar chat or a chat flycatcher, altho I'm leaning towards familiar chat. Seen in KTP in February 2010 — and very far away so also very cropped.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:11 am

This one appears to have been passed over. Can anyone help?
arks wrote:Yet again, I'm not sure whether this is a familiar chat or a chat flycatcher, altho I'm leaning towards familiar chat. Seen in KTP in February 2010 — and very far away so also very cropped.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby deefstes » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:00 am

arks wrote:Yet again, I'm not sure whether this is a familiar chat or a chat flycatcher, altho I'm leaning towards familiar chat. Seen in KTP in February 2010 — and very far away so also very cropped.

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The pic doesn't really give a lot to ID the bird on but I'm pretty sure it's a Familiar Chat. You can see the reddish tinge to the outer rectrices.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:17 pm

Thanks, deefstes, your input is always appreciated — especially with such a really poor image, with very little to help with ID. :redface:
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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:20 pm

I agree with familiar chat....
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:17 am

Another entry in my ongoing familiar chat/chat flycatcher confusions. All three pix may in fact be of the same bird as they were taken within 3-4 minutes whilst sitting on my stoep at Grootkolk (but as it was over 3 months ago, I no longer remember definitely that it was the same bird — just that it's likely :roll: )

I'm thinking that these are a chat flycatcher? Seen in KTP in February 2010.

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