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Identification Help - LBJs

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Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:09 pm Unread post
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Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:24 pm Unread post
Those small brown birds so many of us battle to identify, affectionately named Little Brown Jobs or LBJs for short by birders, can really be a pain especially if you want to increase the bird sightings list of your last trip.

Use this area to post photos of those LBJs you find difficult to identify and maybe some of the forum members might be able to be of assistance.

Remember only LBJs here. If you need a raptor identified go here and for all other birds you can go here.


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Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:51 am Unread post
Hi all

What do you think of this one - Levaillant's or Wailing? Seen on the top of Suikerbosrand in that area where both occur just to confuse us :D :D

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H7 in KNP, Feb 2014.

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Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:42 pm Unread post
Another bird that has me stymied :wall: I'd at first thought perhaps a female Cape sparrow, but it has a light coloured bill ... so perhaps a juvenile of some sort? Seen in my garden in Darling in late September 2013.

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I am currently busy trying to sort out our birds seen in the Southern parts of Kruger during October 2013. I'll need a lot of help, and will post them here from time to time. Here are a few pictures of the first one (pictures taken from a distance unfortunately), and the closest I can come to an ID, is a Levaillant's Cisticola. Is that even close?

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Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:02 pm Unread post
Hilda based on the area and the habitat my best guess would be Rattling Cisticola - but that is really a guess :D


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Thank you Trevorc! I was concerned about the greyish colour on this bird's nape, and I am sure you are right with Rattling Cisticola! Thank you so much for putting me on the right track! :D


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Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:28 am Unread post
Anyone? :pray:

arks wrote
Another bird that has me stymied :wall: I'd at first thought perhaps a female Cape sparrow, but it has a light coloured bill ... so perhaps a juvenile of some sort? Seen in my garden in Darling in late September 2013.

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Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:37 am Unread post
Sorry Arks, pass on that one.

I would also go with a Levaillant's, the barring on the tail being the tell tale marking.
They look similar to grassbirds, bar the tails.


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Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:21 am Unread post
Thank you Gilbert14, I wonder if someone else can help us out here please? Levaillant's or Rattling? :hmz:


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Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:49 pm Unread post
Levaillant's c. in KNP would be a very special sighting. For some reason they are quite scarce here. Habitat and colours of upperparts (lacking lots of black) is congruent with Rattling c.


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Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:15 pm Unread post
:thumbs_up: for Rattling Cisticola


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Thank you Johan and Ladybirder! Glad to have clarity on this little bird! :dance: :dance:


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Thanks Johan, I stand corrected.
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