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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Can you help me in identifying this little chap???

Seen near Berg en Dal in February :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Blue legs points to Lesser Masked Weaver.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Pumbaa wrote:
help me identify this little chap


:lol: Not a little chap... rather non-breeding female (dark eye and white underparts).

The reference to blue-grey legs is a very good ID feature to underline (or add) in your fieldbook! Thanks for the reminder WTM! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks,

for identyfing my little chaperess :thumbs_up:


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Which Weaver? Lesser Masked? I had hoped it might be Red-headed but now doubting that. Seen in the south of Kruger.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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salamanda, the shot is a bit tough from an ID feature PoV as it was taken with the sun backlighting the subject, obscuring detail... However, I think I can see a hint of a light coloured eye and blue legs / feet. So, I think your ID of LMW is :thumbs_up:

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I seem to be improving . . . . thanks again!


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I'm puzzled by this weaver, the only illustration in my birdbook for a bird with a dark upper bill and pale lower bill is the female village weaver, but this bird has a pale eye. The golden weaver has the pale eye, but not the mottled back or the bi-colour bill. So I'm flummoxed. :wall: Am I missing something obvious? Any ideas or suggestions? Seen at Mapungubwe in late October 2014.

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Arks, your bird is a female lesser Masked Weaver.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks so much for the ID, Snoobab. The illustration in my field guide (Roberts) doesn't really show the bi-colour bill that is so prominent on my bird, nor is it mentioned in the description of the female, so your pointing me in the right direction is much appreciated :thumbs_up:

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Is this a golden weaver? With the heavy black bill and the pale eye, it seems the likeliest choice? Seen at Crooks Corner in KNP in early November 2014.

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Female Lesser Masked with those blue/grey legs, Arks.

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:oops: :redface: Thanks, wtm

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