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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Flutterby » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:17 pm

I know this is a bad pic but any help whould be appreciated. I took this today in Sandton. Is this a type of canary or is it just a weaver?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:11 pm

Flutterby, your bird is a non-breeding Southern Masked Weaver
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Flutterby » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:43 am

Thanks RJ. :thumbs_up:
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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Flutterby » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:57 am

Hi there,

I need some help identifying this - taken in the Pilanesberg.

Lesser Masked Weaver?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:40 am

Southern Masked Weaver (Dark Eye)

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Flutterby » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:22 pm

Thanks Justin, :thumbs_up:

Saves me a lot of hair pulling & teeth gnashing!! :D
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:38 pm

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Unread postby Johan N » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:31 pm

I need some assistance with the following ID's please :

Spotted in Eastern Pretoria - a Yellow Canary?
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Spotted in Eastern Pretoria (the following 2 pic's are from the same bird) - my guess would be Brimstone Canary?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:48 am

Hi Johan

The last three all look like Southern Masked Weavers. Female, then either juvenile male or male in transitional plumage.

Canaries are smaller, with a shorter, more conical bill.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan N » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:46 pm

Thanks for the reply Niall.

Appreciate the info on the Canaries. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Anja » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:17 pm

I saw this bird at Matjulu waterhole (Berg en Dal) on 23-8-2010
I was thinking of a female weaver, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know what kind of bird this is?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Micetta » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:56 pm

@Anja-Don't you think it is rather a canary? The pale bill and the malar stripe ?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Anja » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:14 pm

@Micetta: That crossed my mind, but I thought the breast is too pale for a canary. As for the malar stripe, you could indeed be right.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan N » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:34 pm

I am not an expert but would go with female Southern Masked-Weaver.

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Yellow bird... not sure?

Unread postby RobNZ » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:39 pm

Hi there, I was wondering what this bird is called?
I have no idea as im from New Zealand hehe. :)

Thanks a bunch :)

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