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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:45 am 
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Look correct to me!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Correct.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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thank u MattAxel...you have been of great help in updating my birdlist!!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Another birdie that I've no clue what it might be :wall: The only birds I know of that have such distinct white eye 'make-up' are white eyes and and bulbuls, and it's not (I'm fairly certain :) ) either of those. And while I've searched thru my field guide several times, I've found nothing else anywhere similar :hmz: Am I missing something obvious? :wall: Seen at Nylsvley on 27 April 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi Arks

From what I can make out, it looks to me like a White Browed Scrub-Robin.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, DD :thumbs_up: I've googled a bit and found plenty that are very similar to this birdie.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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My thanks as well both to all you experts for participating here and to all who post queries as well. I avidly follow these ID threads, because I learn SO much from the discussions here! What a fantastic resource!! :dance: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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Just wanted confirmation of 2 birdies we saw in Marakele last weekend.

The second birdie - I'm pretty sure has to be a White-browed Scrub Robin (Gestreepte Wipstert), but according to my Sasol book, it doesn't belong in the area... :hmz: Seen at Tlopi Tented Camp:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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The famous Tlopi tented camp in Kruger? :whistle:

I don't know what happened to your SASOL... mine shows the distribution for WBSR as well including all of KNP.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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No, The famous Tlopi Tented Camp in Marakele... :whistle: And according to my Sasol, no WBSR in Marakele. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Even so... I have the second and fourth editions of SASOL which does not vary too much from the SABAP2 map (of actual sightings of this species in an 8 x 7 km grid, plotted on SA map). Both of these books included Marakele NP in the distribution map.

See here.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thank you for the info and the correct ID of the first bird, Johan. After seeing your post I went to go double check. We used the Sasol eBirds App when looking up the distribution. After your post I checked my 3rd Edition SASOL Book - and can you believe it - the app's map is completely wrong! :shock:

Took a screenshot to show you:

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Thanks for the help, though, will in future always double check good old paper and ink if unsure! :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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