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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:21 am 
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Please could someone help with these birds all taken this morning in my garden.
Some may be the same!!! They look different in some lights!!
Thanks :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi VGS

I am certainly no expert but my guess would be:

3. Village Weaver (male)
4. Village Weaver (female)

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Cheers Trevor!!! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi there

I've recently returned from a month in South Africa and need help identifying the following 2 birds. Photos taken in November 2011.

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Larger Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davejenny/ ... hotostream

The photograph above was taken at Lake Panic. I know it's a weaver, but which one? Brown/Red eye rules out Lesser Masked Weaver & Golden (Holub's) Weaver and points towards Yellow Weaver (which is out of range at Lake Panic). :hmz:

Any help much appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Er? Not Weavers at all but Canaries.
I think the first is "yellow-eyed".

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Whoops. I now see I could enlarge the pics.
First is now Spot-backed or Village Weaver.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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First one definitely a Village Weaver Female.


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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Village (Spotted-backed)
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A male Village Weaver at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Village (Spotted-backed)
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A female Village Weaver at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Village (Spotted-backed)
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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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We have never been into identifying birds before on our trips to KNP but I think it's time we start. Can anybody help us with the identity of this one? :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Good start, Ed.

village weaver (breeding male)

Do you have a field guide? This is a bird that you should be easily able to ID for yourself — which is a BIG boost to your confidence — with a field guide. Very soon you'll be helping others with IDs here :thumbs_up:


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arks wrote:
Good start, Ed.

village weaver (breeding male)

Do you have a field guide? This is a bird that you should be easily able to ID for yourself — which is a BIG boost to your confidence — with a field guide. Very soon you'll be helping others with IDs here :thumbs_up:


Thank you very much Arks....Yes, when we return to KNP in November I'll definitely pick up a field guide....they aren't readily available here in Florida. We are looking forward to familiarizing ourselves with the birds of Africa. Going north this year (Punda Maria) which I understand is good birding.....Thanks again,...Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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:redface: Whoops! Sorry, Ed, I hadn't noticed that you're based in Florida. But I'm glad you're planning on getting a field guide on your next visit. :thumbs_up: And meanwhile, DO please keep asking for help here, the birding fundis on this forum are a HUGE resource! I've learned SO much from them :clap:

Have a great trip!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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....when we return to KNP in November ....Going north this year (Punda Maria) which I understand is good birding.....


That northern sector of Kruger has some of the best birding in South Africa! :thumbs_up: And November is prime time!

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