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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:21 pm

At first glance I'd say Long-billed Crombec.
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Idenfitication Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:48 am

Long-billed Crombec
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Skopsie » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:15 pm

Can you help me here, please?

I saw this one in November 2007 close to Satara. Unfortunately I have only this one photo.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby ross hawkins » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:55 pm

Long-billed Crombec?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby MattAxel » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:44 pm

Looks like a Long-billed Crombec to me

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Skopsie » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:18 pm

Thanks for the responses guys, but I don't think this is a Crombec because it is much larger than a Crombec and the lower parts are lightly coloured. The bill is too heavy as well.

It looks like a juvenile of some sorts to me.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johann » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:52 am

Looks like Long-billed Crombec to me as well. Here is one I took in Mapungubwe few years back for comparison.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby ross hawkins » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:24 am

Yup. Long-billed Crombec

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Skopsie » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:03 am

Thanks for your replies. Crombec it is.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:55 am

I'm thinking that this one is a longbilled crombec? Seen at Mapungubwe in April 2012.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby adrianp » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:11 am

yes :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:06 pm

Thanks, adrianp! New tick for me :dance:
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby MichaelWildtuin » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:49 pm

Hi I saw these two birds in Phalaborwa last week. I have no idea what they are :tongue:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Highbury » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:55 pm

The bird in the left of the pic is a long-billed crombec.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby adrianp » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:15 pm

:thumbs_up: spot on!


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