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Whydah: Pin-tailed Whydah

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:11 pm

Thanks, Josh and pantera leo, but what about those dark legs? The female pintailed whydah has pale legs, but the male has dark legs, so perhaps nonbreeding male pintailed whydah?
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Re: Whydah: Pin-tailed Whydah

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:11 pm

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Next to my bird feeder. I'll try to get a clearer picture once I have my tripod. It is a very fiesty little bird. I often see it chase much bigger birds away.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby granjan » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:26 pm

Can anyone identify this youngster? I took this pic a couple of days ago at Rondevlei in Cape Town.
There were common waxbills in a nearby tree but this doesn't look like any juvenile I can find.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:06 am

Granjan, the Pin-tailed Whydah parasitizes Common Waxbills. This looks like a young Pin-tailed Whydah.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby granjan » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:09 pm

Thanks, WTM! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:30 am

A few more that I'm not quite sure about :hmz: all seen along Darling Hills Road in late December 2012.

1. Is this perhaps a female pintailed whydah?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:29 am

arks wrote:Waiting patiently! :whistle: :wink: :D


Yarwell... these things take time...

The first bird is a juv pin-tail
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:43 pm

Thanks so much, Johan!
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Re: Whydah: Pin-tailed Whydah

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:49 pm

Taken January 2015

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Re: Whydah: Pin-tailed Whydah

Unread postby TrevorC » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:25 pm

This is my regular garden "terror" in various stages of dress from Winter to Spring to Summer, and one of his "harem" of females :D

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:43 am

Is this one either a purple or a dusky indigibird?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:19 pm

The second looks much like the female of PTW

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I'm sure you'll be able to connect the dots now, arks :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:31 pm

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction yet again, JvR :thumbs_up: (I DO manage to ID some of my LBJs, but there are still some, which I post here, that elude me ... but I hope that I am making some progress :redface: )
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