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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:35 am 
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Here you go, Coisie. :D

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My honest opinion is that there is some degree of hybridization between Flycatcher species.

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Here you go, Coisie.

Thank you Sir. Another one is already on its way to you via email which shows the black & white lore. Not a good pick though.

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That will be R10,00, Cois. Thanks. :twisted:

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It would appear these little birds are out to confuse us, thanks for clearing that up Cois and WTM.

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 Post subject: Ashy Flycatcher
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I saw these two birds together in a tree near the river at Shimuwini. I thought at first that the dark one was a black flycatcher, as there were many in the camp, but upon closer inspection (as I cropped the pix :) ), I see that this bird has pale underparts, so perhaps an ashy flycatcher? My best guess for the second one is familiar chat?

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Did my posting of these two birds get overlooked? Or are they simply impossible to ID from these not very good and highly cropped photos? :wink: :D
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I saw these two birds together in a tree near the river at Shimuwini. I thought at first that the dark one was a black flycatcher, as there were many in the camp, but upon closer inspection (as I cropped the pix :) ), I see that this bird has pale underparts, so perhaps an ashy flycatcher? My best guess for the second one is familiar chat?

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I am considering calling them both Ashy Flycatchers. The top one (on the first pic) seems to have a white eyering, the seemingly yellowish belly must be some funny light... :? The other one looks like an ever better candidate with its greyish back... Tricky stuff though.


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I am considering calling them both Ashy Flycatchers. The top one (on the first pic) seems to have a white eyering, the seemingly yellowish belly must be some funny light... :? The other one looks like an ever better candidate with its greyish back... Tricky stuff though.

Interesting, Joel. To my eye (and memory, distant tho that now is!) the darker one (with its back to us) has a clear white belly (what you can see of it), while the other one is to my eye much more beige than grey? That's why I'd thought that they would be two different sorts :?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Latest from Martie!! If you are unsure ask Frank he has identified for Martie but poor girl didn't write them down!!

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Cherries, thanx for posting for Martie! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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i am going to have to come back to you on the flycatcher :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Frank has shown me a wattle-eyed flycatcher (do I remember correctly ... is there such a bird) so that might be hint for the flycatcher?

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And the flycather i am going to go with Grey Tit flycacther (Myioparus plumbeus)

you can distinguish this bird from a very simialar one the Ashy Flaycather which has a white eye ring and a black loral spot. This bird clearly has no eye ring and looks to be like there is no loral spot.

the Grey tit flycatcher has a white eybrow, no loral spot and no white eye ring.

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