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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:17 pm

the 'face' certainly looks like a barn owl's, but i think it is just the angle of the pic. the size, colour and legs suggest verreaux's to me.
I had feared that answer. :lol: Desperately trying to find different species. :wink:

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby chirinda » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:24 pm

LS, I think this one is a fiscal shrike - oops common fiscal. Please could someone tell us if they think it is a fiscal.

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:00 pm

Fiscal shrike / common shrike, chirinda! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby chirinda » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:14 am

Could these perhaps be whitethroated swallows? Newman says "resident all year at low altitudes".

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby RonnieL » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:33 am

Fiscal Flycatcher in both the above images.

In the second image the white bar on its wing is not very clear because its wing is slightly lowered.
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby chirinda » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:56 pm

Thank you, RonnieL, didn't think of Fiscal Flycatcher. :redface:

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Lionspoon » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:15 am

Hi bird-experts! :D

Can you please help me to ID the raptor below?
I thought of a kite because of the forked tail,
but wouldn't know which one to match because of
the colour of the plummage going with it. :?

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Thanks in advance! :k
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Tom124 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:33 pm

Forgive me LS, I am busy reasearching the ID as I type, but I hope that is not an Africam insignia I see in your image? :lol:
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Tom124 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:35 pm

I would say Yellow-billed Kite or Black Kite, most likely the former. :D
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Lionspoon » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:57 pm

Tom124 wrote:Forgive me LS, I am busy reasearching the ID as I type, but I hope that is not an Africam insignia I see in your image? :lol:
As a matter of fact it was, Tom.

Thanks for your ID help. Not sure about the kite though as I said above. The plummage looks a bit too greyish. But then again it might only be a trick of the light. :hmz:
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Tom124 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:01 pm

:lol:

Well it is a difficult ID... particularly facing away from the cam. As you rightly pointed out the forked tail is indicative of a kite but I'm sure an expert will set me straight if I'm wrong :thumbs_up:
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Tom124 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:30 pm

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Any help in IDing this vulture would be appreciated, thanks!
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Maxwell » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:02 pm

Lappet-faced would be first choice.
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:29 am

Hello, dear expert birders! :D

Can you help me on the ID of this raptor at Nossob, please?

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Barcud » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:28 pm

Hi LS,

I'd hazard a guess at an immature Black-chested Snake-eagle.


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