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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:43 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:31 pm

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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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:51 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:18 pm

Familiar Chat :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby jacliz » Tue May 19, 2009 12:34 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue May 19, 2009 12:48 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby jacliz » Tue May 19, 2009 2:00 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue May 19, 2009 6:37 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby jacliz » Tue May 19, 2009 7:11 pm

Very true :) I don't know about making ID easier in future - I have to remember more!!! :lol:

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby jnaflwr » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:52 am

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Unread postby jnaflwr » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:52 am

Can you help me with the ID on this bird? Seen in South Africa at the Madikwe Game reserve.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby JoelR » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:31 am

I'd go for Familiar Chat.

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Unread postby JoelR » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:31 am

I'd go for...

Familiar Chat

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby pantera leo » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:24 am

Also think this last one is Familiar Chat.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby pantera leo » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:24 am

Familiar Chat


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