Skip to Content

Bishop: Southern Red Bishop

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa

Moderator: hilda

User avatar
Leeukos
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 848
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 am
Location: Under African Sky !!!

Re: Bishop: Southern Red Bishop

Unread postby Leeukos » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:19 pm

Image
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

User avatar
KobusF
Posts: 74
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:20 am
Location: Middelburg

Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby KobusF » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:03 am

Hi friends.......Saw this LBJ at dam near Ogies May 2012. Any help?

Image
13/6 tot 16/6 2015 Mopani
17/12 tot 21/12 2015 Onder Sabie
27/12 tot 2/1 2016 Letaba

User avatar
wildtuinman
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 5483
Award: Birder of the Year (2013)
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:27 am
Location: Chasing down the rarities

Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:38 am

This looks like a female Southern Red Bishop.
668
Latest Lifer(s): Buff-spotted Flufftail, Tree Pipit, Dimorphic Egret, Lesser Jacana, Citrine Wagtail, Black-tailed Godwit

Follow me as I bird on Twitter @wildtuinman

Cois Cois
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:40 pm

Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Cois Cois » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:09 am

Agree with Dirk, Female Red bishop :)

HanlieLr
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:02 pm

Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby HanlieLr » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:59 pm

Please help with identification of these 2 birds photographed in the KNP near Skukuza on 1 July 2014:-

Bird #1:-

Image

Bird # 2:-

Image

Thank you

Hanlie

User avatar
Bush Baptist
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 9942
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:34 pm

They look like sabota larks, but I have nagging feeling about non breeding red bishops.....
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

User avatar
arks
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 4133
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:53 pm
Location: Cambridge, MA (and home from home in Darling, WC)

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:36 pm

I'd go with nonbreeding/female red bishops, the bill doesn't look "lark-like" to me ..... but I am most definitely NO expert :hmz:
RSA 2015
1-30 June Darling
30 June-8 July National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
8-15 July Mountain Zebra
16-22 July Cape Town

HanlieLr
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:02 pm

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby HanlieLr » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:56 pm

Hi Bush Baptist and Arks

Tnx for your replies - much appreiciated.

Hanlie


Return to “Birding in Southern Africa”