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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby charbel » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:30 pm

Hi friends
Would you say this is a warbler? It was seen in H1-3, KNP.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby ross hawkins » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:40 pm

Hi Charbel

Possibly a female Wattled Starling. You can just see a yellow face patch and the black wing bar against the lighter grey background of the rest of the body

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby charbel » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:02 pm

Hi Ross,
Thanks. It makes a lot of sense to be a wattled starling, since in the other pictures taking around the place we took these, there were a lot of wattled starlings flying in and around the wildebeests and zebras....

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby ross hawkins » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:36 pm

Cool :) Glad I can help

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Which bird is this?

Unread postby kjii » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:06 pm

Many of them are sitting in a tree in my garden in Windhoek!
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Re: Which bird is this?

Unread postby davejenny » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:26 pm

Looks like an adult Wattled Starling in non-breeding plumage to me

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:36 pm

I recently spotted this bird in Okaukuejo camp in Etosha. I thought it would be an easy ID for sure. But I just don't find any bird matching it in my birdbook!?!? :doh: So either I'm not looking well enough in my book, or it's one of those birds with variations or something! Please help me out of my frustration. Unfortunately I took the pics in the early morning before sunrise - so not the best light. They were in the camp and eating some of the insects that were lying underneath the streetlamps in the morning. Looks a lot like a thrush... It's about that size as well. :hmz:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:07 pm

Wattled Starling female

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby mel123 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:16 pm

Definitely! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:37 pm

Wattled Starling! :slap: Now if only there were some males around - it would have been MUCH easier! Thanks guys! :redface: I should attend Duckling school more often... :doh:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:25 am

Here's another that has me :wall: :wall: Could it possibly be a wattled starling beginning to moult? Seen at WCNP in early December 2012.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:18 am

I think you are right arks... with the little yellow point beside the eye :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby MattAxel » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:08 pm

arks yours is definitely a Wattled Starling.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:24 pm

Thanks, MattAxel and anne-marie, for confirming my wattled starling :thumbs_up:
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Re: Starlings, Wattled

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:19 pm

Absolute crazy amount of these birds around the central Kruger this year. Flocks with hundreds of individuals

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