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Sparrow: Cape Sparrow

Unread postby arks » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:27 am

I was surprised to find that there's no topic for this little bird, so here's my contribution, which shows both males and females.

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Unread postby Neil Crawford » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:48 pm

Hi, Heres my Cape Sparrow photo, it's from the West Coast National Park in September 2006. It's also my first try at posting a photo, I hope it works.
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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:15 pm

Wow, Neil... I am so looking forward to you posting these quality shots for ID assistance :lol:

BTW, which Canon do you attach to you 400 lense?
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Unread postby Neil Crawford » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:42 pm

Hi Johan, Thanks for your kindness, but I'm afraid they're not all this good. I have an old Canon 300D, Tamron 1.4 extender
and Canon 400L 5.6. On this combination I still get autofocus, and IIRC it was on the whole time in SA, I am lucky enough to have a wife with a 350D looking after all the other photos.

I think I did something wrong when I added the link, because I was hoping that the thumbnail would be clickable for the big photo?
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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:53 am

I'm a bit handicapped when it comes to posting pix... but the link itself works... taking one to the larger version of the sparrow :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:29 pm

Me and my sparrows again! The one seems like an Cape Sparrow, but the other? Doesnt look like the female to me? Could it be a Yellow throated petronia???
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Batmad » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:14 pm

Nop,

cape sparrow (f)

Cape sparrow (M)


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Unread postby Eugene123 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:49 pm

Saw this in a park in JHB. Help is appreciated.

This one has me stumped.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby deefstes » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:40 pm

@Eugene123
This one looks more like a Cape Sparrow (dull female or more probably a juvenile)
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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:46 pm

Eugene, I agree with deefstes' call, this one had me looking at a petronia just for a little bit...
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Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:39 pm

could you please ID some birds :D

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I think 3 and 4 are the same

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:06 pm

Hi Anne-marie,

I'll try with these for you.

4. Cape Sparrow and Sociable Weaver (head only).

Nice pics.

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:02 pm

Anne-Marie I agree with all of Barcuds IDs :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:48 pm

This one's from Kgalagadi in summer!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:16 pm

Hi Bush Baptist.

The first photo is a Cape Sparrow. Adult male - Head pattern, rusty back and wing pattern.

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