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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:32 am 
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Here's another little bird that has me stumped :hmz: I saw it at West Coast NP on 3 December 2008. After much searching through my trusty Newman's, the closest I can find is possibly Layard's titbabbler? It certainly fit the description of "creeps about actively within dense cover", these pix were the best I could do trying to photograph it :roll: :wink:

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 Post subject: Apalis, Bar-throated
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Looks like Bar Throated Apalis Arks :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Rusty Justy wrote:
Looks like Bar Throated Apalis Arks :D

Thanks, RJ, I'd never have worked that out since my photo doesn't show much of a throat band, but reading through the description in my Newman's, it fits perfectly! 8) (And it's another new tick :) )


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 Post subject: Apalis, Bar-throated
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I see that there is no topic for this lovely bird! Here is a pic taken in AENP :D

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Here's some general info (just from wikipedia)
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The Bar-throated Apalis is a small African passerine bird belonging to the genus Apalis of the family Cisticolidae.

It inhabits forest and scrub in Southern and East Africa from southern and eastern parts of South Africa north as far as the Chyulu Hills in Kenya. In the northern part of is range it is found only in highland areas where there are a number of subspecies restricted to isolated mountain ranges. Some of these may be treated as separate species including the Namuli Apalis (A. lynesi) in Mozambique, Yellow-throated Apalis (A. flavigularis) of Malawi and Taita Apalis (A. fascigularis) in Kenya.

The Bar-throated Apalis is a slender bird with a long tail and is 11 to 13 cm in length. The plumage varies depending on the subspecies: the upperparts can be grey or green while the underparts are white or pale yellow. All forms have a narrow black band across the breast, white outer tail-feathers and a pale eye. The black bill is fairly long and slender and is slightly curved. Females are similar to males but have a narrower breastband. Juveniles have buffer underparts and may have an incomplete breastband.

Pairs sing a duetting song with the female's call being higher-pitched than that of the male.

The oval, purse-shaped nest is made mainly of plant material. Three eggs are laid, these are bluish-white with reddish-brown spots. The breeding season lasts from August to January.

This species forages for caterpillars and other insects amongst vegetation, often forming mixed-species flocks with other birds.

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 Post subject: Re: Apalis, Bar-throated
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Taken at the lodge on Welgevonden

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 Post subject: Re: Apalis, Bar-throated
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Lovely pics :clap: Still don't have any myself, yet!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Me again!!

Well these are general as opposed to raptors or LBjs, but I still need confirmations please!

Initial thought was Bar-throated Apalis - am I right?
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Thanks again.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I agree with your ID Rookie! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Agree with your ID :thumbs_up:

Nice picture of the apalis..... did you use the magic autofocus that does feather recognition, to sort out the bird from the vegetation :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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adrianp wrote:
Agree with your ID :thumbs_up:

Nice picture of the apalis..... did you use the magic autofocus that does feather recognition, to sort out the bird from the vegetation :lol:


Of course I did Adrianp! :wink:

I have about another 20 when this feature didn't work, so I can show you beautiful photos of the bushes, but beggar all bird!

Thanks for the confirmation, couple of ticks on the list for me! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Apalis, Bar-throated
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Saw this one at De Hoop nature reserve last week.

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