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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:36 pm 
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Strandfontein today. Is this a plain backed pipit. Sorry, it was the only pic.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Nope! Plain-backed means exactly that: no scalloping on the back. This bird does not look like a pipit in any case. The tail is too short and the rump shows yellow. The tertials are heavily fringed pale yellow and the general impression I get from the bird's posture, the scrubby habitat and the birds interaction with the bush is weaver.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks Joh, having enlarged the pic afterwards and done some more looking up, I agree with you.

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Please help with identification of these 2 birds photographed in the KNP near Skukuza on 1 July 2014:-

Bird #1:-

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Bird # 2:-

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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They look like sabota larks, but I have nagging feeling about non breeding red bishops.....

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I'd go with nonbreeding/female red bishops, the bill doesn't look "lark-like" to me ..... but I am most definitely NO expert :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Bush Baptist and Arks

Tnx for your replies - much appreiciated.

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