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Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby stelliegp123 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:49 am

Hi guys

A friend of me found this little one in his back garden, barely a day old No nest in sight. 3 weeks later and this is what we have now. Please can anyone tell me what bird it is? he resides in Nelspruit.

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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby pops » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:21 am

It looks like a bird of some sort.

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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby Gerhard&Marthie » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:32 am

I' will give it a go as a Thrush. Otherwise pamper it and hand fed it till its fully grown.
Good Luck :)

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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:34 pm

Kingfisher?
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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby JenB » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:39 pm

What are they feeding it Stellie?
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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby stelliegp123 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:42 pm

Well, Im hoping for a Yellow horn bill

They got special food from the vet and the little one is getting stronger by the day

I have a go - away bird (kwevoel) as well, and he is my baby in the house.

His best friend is the Jack Russel, who, will lie on his back for Coenie (my birdies name) to groom his tummy. Also found him as a baby! he walks around freely in the house and cuddles like a baby. Will post a pic later.

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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:42 pm

I am with Bush Baptist, it looks like a Kingfisher to me as well.
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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:20 pm

I am with pops on this one :lol:
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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:50 am

Oooh - a Kingfisher maybe... :D This can get interesting... Maybe you'll need to get a fishpond soon for the little fellow! :wink: Please keep us updated stellie!
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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby Philip1 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:11 am

:pray: Hi Stelliegp123, what a :littleangel: you are to care for this special little one :pray:

:wink: It is nice to see so many Mites caring :clap: :clap:

:pray: Hope that this little one will make it in your Loving hands :clap:
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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby Kicker Cat » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:57 pm

My first guess is a thrush - but depends where you live - and when you found it

Good luck and keep us updated as to the progress.

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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby stelliegp123 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:46 pm

So sad to say birdie didnt make it.

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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:17 pm

Thanks for trying :thumbs_up:

It is not that you're a poor 'mum', but he was on a hiding to nothing to start with.
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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:48 pm

Thanks for letting us know Stellie... I guess few of them do make it without their biological parents... :(
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Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread postby SAGecko » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:13 pm

I'm going for a Karoo Thrush.

Slightly downward curved bill. Not straight like a Kingfishers.

Has anyone thought to ask the parents :D


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