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 Post subject: Tit: Southern Black
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:15 pm 
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Seen at Mlondozi Dam PS, KNP (Oct'06)

A small black bird (14-16 cm) with white markings on the wings and under the tail. Female has grey underparts and is duller overall.
A noisy woodland species, chattering continuously to keep the small flock together. Sometimes joins other bird species when foraging.
Forages along branches, in crevices on bark and among leaves. Feeds mostly on wasp and caterpillar larvae by picking pod, holding down with foot and pecking hole to extraxt the larvae.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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As mentioned on the Raptors thread...I need help and confirmation on some birds...its not always what it seems to be and I think Im confusing myself...Maybe some of these are actually the same bird :redface:

The ones I think I know first.

Southern Black Tit

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Look correct to me!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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 - General Birds
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Is this, as I think it is, a (female) southern black tit? See at Mapungubwe on 14 April 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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arks- agree Southern Black Tit :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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adrianp wrote:
arks- agree Southern Black Tit :thumbs_up:

Thanks, adrianp, another new one for me! :dance:

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