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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby darth bangkok » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:51 pm

deefstes,

Thank you very much. The short tail was definitely confusing me. There were wire tailed swallows around as well as little swifts, so I will go with these being immature WTS. Thanks for the help!

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Re: Swallows: Wire-tailed Swallow

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:57 pm

And again this year in March on the Lower Sabie Bridge.

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difficult to see

Unread postby schliek » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:00 am

but what is it?

saw it last august in caprivi

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Re: difficult to see

Unread postby Kooscra » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:20 am

Id like to see more of the throat..but id go for wiretailed swallow

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Re: difficult to see

Unread postby TrevorC » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:22 am

I agree :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby MichaelWildtuin » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:36 pm

Hi, I need a lot of help identifying birds! I've got lots and lots of birds that need identification! But I´ll start with 14. I'd be very glad if you could help me. It would also help if you get tell me how you identified them.
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All of them were seen in the south of Kruger.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:34 pm

12. Most probably Wire-tailed Swallow

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:41 pm

Hi Mwt,

No.12 - Wire-tailed Swallow - Head pattern.

Hope this helps.

Just seen PL's post as I hit the submit button. I think you have them all now between us :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:43 pm

Thanks for confirming Barcud! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:23 pm

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:45 pm

What's the worst that can happen OWN? You can get an ID wrong but at least you tried and then if someone corrects you go and see why they said so. This way you will learn so much faster and it will stick much easier if you put a bit of work into it! :thumbs_up:

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Ex-Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:25 am

This little critter was very busy and very shy. It was virtually impossible to get a picture. From the sounds in the very early morning, there was a little one in the nest. The picture is from my September trip to the north, taken in Shingwetzi.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Micetta » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:04 am

It must be a wire-tailed swallow with the black streak. It has a chestnut cap which you need a bit of imagination to see :wink:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby sarafl » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:09 am

Hi everyone. Just returned from Kruger and clueless about some of my bird sightings as usual. Any help identifying these would be appreciated. All pictures were taken in February.

2. Near Biyamiti-
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:50 am

will try too

2. White-throated Swallow :hmz:

but here too... wait for specialist :wink:
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