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 Post subject: Flycatcher: Spotted
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:33 pm 
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I saw plenty of these little fellows on a recent trip to the park, but can anyone tell me why they are called spotted when they are clearly not spotted but streaked?


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The streaks are more spot like when juvenile, but as they breed in Europe I wonder if they weren't named there?

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 Post subject: Spotted Flycatchers
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Meg is spot on :D .

The immature SF is as spotted as a Groundscraper Thrush, but as they breed extralimitly in Eurasia, we never get to see this guise here in SA.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotted Flycatchers
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Meg is spot on :D .

The immature SF is as spotted as a Groundscraper Thrush, but as they breed extralimitly in Eurasia, we never get to see this guise here in SA.


:D

I actually figured it out after looking in my UK RSPB bird book. I'll have to keep an eye out over the next few months to see if I can spot them here as well. Spotting the migratory birds in the UK always gives me a thrill.

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 Post subject: spotted flycatcher
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:01 pm 
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Very interesting.

Have also wondered as adults have a few streaks on throat only.

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The bird in question:
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I've only seen this species twice. The last time I saw it, I went stalking after it in the rain at a picnic site to eventually get a pic!!! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Spotted Flycatcher

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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African Dusky Flycatcher


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Oops, yup, spotted flycatcher, streaky forehead. Sorry.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Please help me ID this bird: seen today at WSBG,

Is it a marico flycatcher?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi there :)
Looks like spotted flycatcher.....from wsbg.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Yolandés Flycatcher certainly does look like a Spotted flycatcher.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks all!! :thumbs_up:

Justin I replied on your pm but it is taking for ever to post or send :naughty: - dont know why?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Hi Yolande,

your flycatcher seems to have a distinct streaky head and there also seems to be markings on the chest. I would go for Spotted Flycatcher.
The habitat also matches that of a Spotted Flycatcher.

Marico Flycatcher's habitat is quite specialized as they mainly occur in Acacia savanna.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Yay, finally some disagreement about flycatchers again! Yolande's one is definately a Spotted Flycatcher.


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