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Cisticola: Zitting

Unread postby Johann » Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:49 pm

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

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Re: Levaillant's Cisticola

Unread postby Peter Betts » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:27 pm

Great sighting Johan Gee I battle with the id of these LBJ birds, but I know this guys call sounds like a steam engine getting faster and faster
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Zitting Cisticola.

Unread postby BT » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:29 pm

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Photo taken approx 10k's north of Satara on the mainroad to Olifants. It looks like a type of Lark, but I don't know which spieces???
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Unread postby Jakkalsbessie » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:18 am

Looks like a Zitting Cisticola.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Imax » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:01 pm

Little Brown Jobbie that I photographed in the tall grass on Crake Road, Zaagkuil about two weeks ago. I havent had the time to ID it so i'll give it to you to do for me :twisted:


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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby JoelR » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:08 pm

Did it say zit-zit-zit-zit (etc)?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Moegaai » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:53 pm

Hmmm... Imax, I think JoelR might be right. It does look like a Zitting Cisticola! Let's see what the rest says.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby DotDan » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:57 pm

Zit Zit Zit :twisted:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby deefstes » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:07 pm

Zitting Cisticola certainly is the most likely candidate but I can't conclusively rule out Desert Cisticola.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Imax » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:42 pm

JoelR wrote:Did it say zit-zit-zit-zit (etc)?


As these mean little buggers tend to go, he was absolutely quiet hanging around us :tongue:

I must however say that first impression of him however did not put me in mind of a zitting, but then he was a bit damp at the time. My experience with Desert is far less, so i cannot really comment that i think it could be one

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Moegaai » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:15 pm

What has happened to our deloved JvR??? :huh:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby DotDan » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:19 pm

Good Question Moegaai :hmz:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Imax » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:30 pm

I have also wondered where he disappeared to!

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby ivan » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:06 pm

Hi guys here is one more

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:15 pm

Ivan this is one of the short tailed cisticolas, but I' have to ty get back with an ID...If one is even possible! :D
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