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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:21 am

It looks like a scruffy specimen of an African Pipit. By far the most common Pipit in the Park.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby BlackHarrier » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:45 am

Thanks Niall much appreciated! Was thinking along those lines but was just worried how it had groundscraper thrush like markings on a pipits body...

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:44 pm

Pipits continue to puzzle (and defeat) me. Is this perhaps a longbilled pipit? Seen along Darling Hills Road on 4 October 2010.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:44 am

Hi Arks - the clincher would be the colour of the outer tail feathers - white on African and buff on Long billed Pipit. However the yellow lower mandible and general jizz of the bird suggest African.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:31 am

Niall wrote:Hi Arks - the clincher would be the colour of the outer tail feathers - white on African and buff on Long billed Pipit. However the yellow lower mandible and general jizz of the bird suggest African.

:( Thanks, Niall, I suspected I wasn't quite that lucky :wink: It was also a very vocal bird and posed nicely for me, which I thought relatively unusual? A very nice sighting altogether!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Falconry4ever » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:01 am

arks wrote:Pipits continue to puzzle (and defeat) me. Is this perhaps a longbilled pipit? Seen along Darling Hills Road on 4 October 2010.

I go with African Pipit as I seem to notice on the photo a yellow (African Pipit) rather than pink base to the bill (Long-billed Pipit).
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:36 pm

Not 100% sure on this one (still struggle with larks and pipits), is it an African pipit?

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby ross hawkins » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:00 pm

@ Arks

Agree with African Pipit, but my LBJ knowledge is dodge :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:54 am

ross hawkins wrote:@ Arks

Agree with African Pipit, but my LBJ knowledge is dodge :D

Thanks, Ross. Anyone else agree/disagree?

arks wrote:Not 100% sure on this one (still struggle with larks and pipits), is it an African pipit?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:19 am

Where did you see it Arks?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:44 pm

Eish :redface: , sorry DD. I saw it in WCNP, 28 September 2010.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:49 pm

Would agree with African Pipit Arks, but you don't perhaps have front shots ?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:54 pm

Thanks for your help here, DD. Unfortunately those are my best two pix of the birdie. And as they usually do, it was also moving away from me :roll: I figure that it was likely an African pipit because they are the most common?

I've post another not very good "mystery bird" photo in the LBJ thread. Any ideas on this one?
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Unread postby Flutterby » Tue May 03, 2011 11:34 am

Please help. :pray: This was taken in the Pilanesberg over the weekend.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby pantera leo » Tue May 03, 2011 12:50 pm

Hi Flutterby looks like you had a good time at Pilansberg! :thumbs_up:

I think might be Buffy Pipit


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