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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby pantera leo » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:09 pm

Hi just went through some photos and I think this might be a Southern-masked Weaver female?

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Unread postby Batmad » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:05 pm

pantera leo wrote:Hi just went through some photos and I think this might be a Southern-masked Weaver female?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby pantera leo » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:37 pm

Sorry Batty didn't add that its in Bloem, so it's either Southern-masked Weaver or maybe the Southern-red/Yellow-crowned Bishop

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Batmad » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:05 pm

We have the exact same bird in our garden and i was told Thick billied weaver female :hmz: maybe someone can helP?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:28 pm

Batmad,
It's most likely a female Red Bishop. This bird has a yellow eyebrow, a pinkish bill and pinkish legs. a Thick-billed female doesn't have an obvious eyebrow, the bill is very heavy and yellow-brown and the legs are dark.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby darth bangkok » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:14 am

Hello there,

If anyone can confirm these sightings for me, it would be greatly appreciated! They were all seen in KNP in September 2009.

These next one, I am not sure of:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wingman » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:34 pm

DBK Topset no 4 female red bishop.

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Jay Knight » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:49 pm

Hi Guys

I am wondering if any of you can help me out with a few ID's as i am a complete novice. I am just about to do a full trip report but needed to confirm a few birds before i do so. I have about 12 so i will do them a few at a time so not to bombard you. Most of them are in Kruger but a few are outside. Many thanks in advance for any help! :D

Here is the first little Tinker. I saw him on a fence near Hlatikhulu Crane & Wetland Sanctuary in the Drakensberg. It was next to arable fields. Im guesing its a juvenile bishop of some sort but im not sure at all:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby adrianp » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:57 pm

I'd say:

#1 bishop is correct, specifically, a male red bishop in transitional plumage

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:04 pm

Another than has me mystified. Perhaps a female red bishop (altho I didn't see any males about)? :hmz: Or a canary? Or ..... ??? Seen at MZNP on 15 September 2011.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Ladybirder » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:42 am

Arks, I agree it is a Female Red Bishop,they have a yellowish tint in the eyebrow.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:15 pm

Thanks, Ladybirder.
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Re: Bishop: Southern Red Bishop

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:26 pm

Taken this morning in my garden

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:07 pm

Going thru some left-over 'mystery bird' pix from 2010 :roll:

The first was seen on Darling Hills Road in October 2010. Altho I can't actually see the yellow rump in these pix, I'm thinking that this might be a female yellowrumped widow?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:54 pm

Did this query just get overlooked or are these doomed to remaind mystery birdies?
[quote="arks"]Going thru some left-over 'mystery bird' pix from 2010 :roll:

The first was seen on Darling Hills Road in October 2010. Altho I can't actually see the yellow rump in these pix, I'm thinking that this might be a female yellowrumped widow?

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