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 Post subject: Seedeater, Streaky-headed
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:02 pm 
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I have seen these birds in Krugersdorp. Can someone please help me with an ID.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Your pic looks like Streaky headed Seedeater.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Agree with Niall.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:49 pm 
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Saw this in a park in JHB. Help is appreciated. Is it perhaps a Streaky-headed Seedeater?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Yes, your bird is a Streaky-headed Seedeater.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Eugene, I agree with deefstes' call, you are right on the Streaky-headed Seedeater.

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 Post subject: Seedeater, Streaky-headed
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We need help on this bird. Seen in Golden Gate at Glen Reenen. Any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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GP, my first guess would be Streaky-headed Seedeater.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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@ GP - yup, this one is indeed a Streaky-headed Seed-eater - can't see what else.


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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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My early October visit to Bontebok NP brought me another collection of "mystery" birds. Here are a few I need help with :pray:

1. Is this perhaps a protea canary?
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2. This one really has me stumped ...
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Help will be, as always, greatly appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi Arks,

I've no clue on the first and last birds.

I'm still trying with these two, but failing miserably at the moment!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks, barcud. I'll hope that someone else may have some ideas. :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:27 am 
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arks wrote:
Thanks, barcud. I'll hope that someone else may have some ideas. :pray:


#1 looks quite good for Streaky-headed Seedeater (or the subspecies 'Pollen-fronted Seed-eater'). The angle of #2 makes it a bit tricky but I would not be surprised if this is also a SH Seedeater. Eyestripe, colour pattern and sturdy, flesh-coloured canaryish bill seem right for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:50 am 
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Thanks, Joel! Now that I look (again) at the pix in my Newman's, I think that's much more likely than my guess, for habitat as well as markings. And it's a new tick for me :dance:


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