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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa

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Wagtails

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:53 am

Been walking around with this question since May. With my reputation for silly ones I only gathered courage to post now :lol: We stopped at the Shell Ultra City just before Harrismith coming from Villiers. Early morning. Loads of wagtails about and I could've sworn some had yellow bellies. Pics didn't work, light was wrong. Books not at hand. Thought Mountain wagtail. Saw that 2 weeks later in Uitenhage. Not that then. Did light play a trick on my eyes? Please, be honest :lol:

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Re: Wagtails

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:57 am

Light certainly plays tricks on Wagtails. :lol:

Grey Wagtail is only partially yellow and that is a very very very scarce bird in SA. Yellow Wagtails are very yellow.

We also saw a "yellow" Wagtail on sunday. I think the more you looking for a Yellow Wagtail, the more yellow you see. :lol: :twisted:
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Re: Wagtails

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:40 pm

Grey Wagtail - Ja broer, eendag :lol: Dismissed that soon enough. Yellow do get yellow if you look for it :twisted: One mystery down - trick of light.

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Re: Wagtails

Unread postby Imax » Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:54 pm

And if that light stops playing tricks, you both better tell ole' Imax where they are :twisted:


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