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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:51 am

These are not very clear pix, but this little bird never stayed still, so these are the best pix I have. I'm wondering whether it might be a lesser swamp warbler? Other possibilities might be African reed warbler (but I think the tail is longer and the eyebrow is white, not buff) or little rush warbler (but the legs on my bird are dark). :hmz:

Seen at Rondevlei (Cape Town) in September 2013.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby DotDan » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:48 am

Hi Arks, I will try and help the best I can.

I believe this is an African Reed-Warbler. The eyebrow is not as distinct as it would be with Lesser Swamp Warbler. Lesser Swamp Warbler tends to be a bit more whitish on the underparts than Reed-Warbler.

Also taking into account that the other Swamp and Reed-Warblers don't really feature in that part of the country. I would say African Reed-Warbler is your most likely suspect here.

Without a call though it is tough to give an 100% confirmed ID based on these photos.

Hope that helps in any way or form :)

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:04 pm

DotDan wrote:Hi Arks, I will try and help the best I can.

I believe this is an African Reed-Warbler. The eyebrow is not as distinct as it would be with Lesser Swamp Warbler. Lesser Swamp Warbler tends to be a bit more whitish on the underparts than Reed-Warbler.

Also taking into account that the other Swamp and Reed-Warblers don't really feature in that part of the country. I would say African Reed-Warbler is your most likely suspect here.

Without a call though it is tough to give an 100% confirmed ID based on these photos.

Hope that helps in any way or form :)

Thanks DD, any input helps and I always appreciate yours :gflower:
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30 June-8 July National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
8-15 July Mountain Zebra
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