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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:53 am 
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I'm still battling to distinguish between familiar chat and chat flycatcher. :wall: This one I'm thinking is a chat flycatcher, because of the shape of the bill and the lighter edges of the wing feathers. Did I get it right this time? Seen in KTP on 5 March 2010

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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The Light edges on the wing and beak shape give him away :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Could you please Id the one, saw in Kgalagadi in January

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could be a Lark ??? :redface:
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Anne-Marie

I think the first bird could be a Chat Flycatcher (it is definitely not some type of lark).

Would like to hear what other members think.

hope this was helpful.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi ann marie,
Are you convinced the pairs are of the same birds? They look different to me.
Chat Flycatcher is fine for the 2nd of the first two but number 1 does not look right.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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yes Maxwell, I think so, the 2 series of photos are quasi (almost) in the same second/minute

thanks also for the help Roan :D

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First two pics: Chat Flycatcher

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:D thank you very much... :k

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I at first thought that this was a familiar chat, but now, looking more closely, particularly at the tail, I'm wondering whether it might be something else? Seen in KTP in early November 2012.

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My guess would lean towards sicklewinged chat, but they're not supposed to occur in KTP?

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Chat flycatcher.

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Thanks, JvR, I forgot about that choice :redface:

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