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 Post subject: Crombec, Long-billed
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:00 am 
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Sorry about the twig - but what is this bird? Any thoughs appreciated.

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Crombec, I'm guessing Long-billed? Where did you see it?


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At the Matambeni hide. And I suspect you are right. The picture in Newman is darker on top - but Roberts is nearer my picture. So thanks.

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Long billed crombec. Have seen plenty of them in Satara, Berg-en-dal and on the bushman's trail in recent years. Very odd looking bird without the tail.

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 Post subject: Crombec: Long billed
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Last week I went to KNP with my parents and we travelled from the South to North and then back again. Before I do a trip report, could you please help me with a few bird IDs? Please click on the links for larger pix...
Date for all pix: 22-28 June 2008

Place: Sirheni Camp
Habitat: Foraging in the tree canopies.
Size: about 10cm
Long billed Crombec? (The upper belly colour as well as the head colour is confusing me :? )
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Here is my two cents for what it is worth.

Only bird in Kruger with a "no tail" appearance. Long-billed Crombec.

Well done CS! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Crombec, Long-billed
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 Post subject: Re: Crombec, Long-billed
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Seen right outside the bird hide at WSBG.

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 Post subject: Re: Crombec, Long-billed
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You're bird looks a little strange :D maybe it's the lighting..........These Crombecs are classified as Rare in WSBG :clap: :clap: great sighting!

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Please help a novice on what these birds are. Both in Kruger during August.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Scottm, warm welcome to the forum! :D

This one is a Longbilled Crombec, easy to recognize because it has no tail.

Lovely pics of busy little birds that's tough to photograph! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Scottm,

Agree with JenB :D Nice pics by the way! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks Jen. I have many other photos that need ID's, so I hope I will not be seen to be too stupid. Clearly I need a new set of books :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Post them, Scott. These guys love a challenge! :D

Nobody will think you are stupid, most of us are still new at the game. :thumbs_up:

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