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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:18 pm 
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I need some more help with birds seen at Karoo NP. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:59 am 
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Hi Tilandi

Here are my ideas:

9: Tough angle: Dusky Sunbird?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:36 am 
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Thanks Niall, one more new tick. 55 Ticks for my Western Cape tour. So far 142 species sighted. :dance: :dance:
If someone can help with no 9 please :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Not that I would ever question Niall's ID, but for #9, my first impression was anteating chat — or perhaps if the underside of the tail is light (as it appears it might be, but the photo might be misleading), then perhaps a female mountain chat? Both would appear (from the distribution maps in my Newman's) to be possible for Karoo NP.

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi all, please help me with the following birds. All shots were taken in the Fish River Canyon in Namibia. All have been quite heavily cropped.

Bird1: Female sunbird of some type
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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Last set from Fish River Canyon

Bird 9: female sunbird of some type?
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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Josh, those sunbirds will be a bit difficult as we would need a better look at them.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Josh, the Sunbirds I think is the Dusky Sunbird


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:41 am 
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Thanks for the help guys. Will update my list now.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Another I'm not 100% sure about, I think it may be a juvenile dusky sunbird? Seen 13 September 2011 in Karoo NP.

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I will agree with you. It looks like a juvenile male dusky.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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@Rooies: Thanks for confirming the juvenile dusky!

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 Post subject: Sunbird, Dusky
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Usually found in and around the Karoo National Park.

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