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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:43 pm 
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Yolande, Chat flycaycher would be out of range....This looks a lot like a Familiar Chat, and if it did a fair amount of wing flicking, and has a orange tail..(Unfortunately the pics dont show this)....Then Familiar Chat it is :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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This little chappie was under the shadecloth in Twee Rivieren. When he settled, he would 'flex' his wings once or twice.

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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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Please help me ID this bird: I think it might be a Familiar Chat,
Seen at Suikerbosrand , in the picnic area. It is a weird little bird, it came all closer to me, and after I took it's photo and moved to the other side, here they were again, walking everywhere I went?? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Familiar Chat :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I'm confused (again!) :? . I saw this on Table Mountain and I was sure it was a Familiar Chat?

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Then I saw this one in Pilanesberg, which looks quite different (much pinker, paler edges to wing feathers), but on looking at Niall's website, it seems this is probably a Familiar Chat?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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They both look like Familiar Chats to me :D , You must understand that some birds have various colour morphs and races etc etc.......One of your birds is from the South and the other way up in the North.....This could explain the variation in colour & age could also be a factor, although I doubt so in your case. Will look up more on the Familiar Chat, and try give better detail.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks RJ. That is what I thought, but not being very 'familiar' with chats I wasn't sure. The Table Mountain bird is very brown, whereas the Pilanesberg one is more grey and salmon pink. Quite a variation. None of the pictures I can find shown such a pinkish breast which was what really had me confused!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Pleasure jacliz :thumbs_up: You'll definately start realising more variations in the birding world, which will only better your knowledge and make identifications easier in the future. Birding wouldn't be the same without that confusion!! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Very true :) I don't know about making ID easier in future - I have to remember more!!! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi all,

This lbj is probably so ordinary I can't find it in my SA guides (don't have a SA field guide :cry: ).

Thanks for the help.

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Spotted at 2200 meters in Golden Gate NP.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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It looks very much like a Familiar Chat.


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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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Can you help me with the ID on this bird? Seen in South Africa at the Madikwe Game reserve.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I'd go for...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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I'd go for Familiar Chat.


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