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Bishop: Yellow-crowned

Unread postby Wild about cats » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:16 pm

Yellow-crowned bishop

Voice

Rasping buzzing swizling high-pitched zzzzzzzz zzit zzit zzzzzz especially in flight display. The possible alarm call is a shrp tsip tsip.

Status

Nomadic in the winter months. Locally common resident.

Habitat

Moist grasslands, rank weedy vegetation bordering dams and in valley bottoms, flooded plains and vleis.

Habits

Always gregarious, sometimes there are hundreds of them. Forages on grass and herbs and on the ground. Male displays in his territory with a bee-like flight, feathers all fluffed out, giving a buzzing song.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby darth bangkok » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:30 pm

Well, since I am here, maybe someone can also help me with this? :D

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby deefstes » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:52 am

Hi darth bangkok,

I'm a little cautious to make a definite call on this bird but it's either a female Red Bishop or female Yellow crowned Bishop. I would lean towards Yellow-crowned though because I can't make out any significant streaking on the flanks.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby darth bangkok » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:34 pm

deefstes,

Many thanks! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:58 pm

I agree with Deefstes......this bird doesnt seem to match Red Bishop, as well as it does Yellow Crowned :D
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who can help me identify a bird call.

Unread postby tracytas » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:22 pm

hi everyone, its me again asking for some advice.
i currently have two unidentified bird calls in my garden and was hoping if anyone can help me figure out what they are.
I will be forever in your debt if you can help me!
I have got voice recordings of these two birds, but there is a problem im not quite sure how to post my voice recordings on the site.
i really hope someone can help me, because these birds are driving me mad.(there is nothing worse than not being able to identify a bird) FRUSTRATING!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:
there is also a pic i have that i would like to know what bird it is
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

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its the yellow bird in the front. everyone says it looks like a weaver but i personly dont think so.
thanks!!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:06 pm

I'm really guessing here, but your yellow bird might be an immature yellowcrowned bishop moulting into adult plummage?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby HannoLangenhoven » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:29 pm

In the picture (tracytas) there is:

1x Male (moulting into breeding plumage) Yellow-crowned Bishop (old name Golden Bishop)
1x Male Southern Red Bishop
1x Female Cape Sparrow (white supercillium and fairly monotone rufous wing shoulder)
1x Laughing Dove

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:36 am

Agreed :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby tracytas » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:58 pm

hey HannoLangenhoven

thank you for the id i really appreciate it as i said it is very frustrating not knowing what bird it is.

I currently have two birds in my garden that i have never seen (as I said in my first post) but i can always hear it, so I will most defiantly take you up on your offer to email you the sounds, as I am so desperate at the moment
so an email is coming your way as we speak
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Re: Bishop: Yellow-crowned

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:31 am

I spent some time yesterday and this morning to get some shots of these birds' display flights. They are currently seriously involved in territorial protection, keeping rivals off their turf and away from their spouses.

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Like little round balloons they float hither and dither, chasing off intruders. At other times they will sit quietly watching the world go by, or they would chatter away while puffed up at perch.

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Re: Bishop: Yellow-crowned

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:01 pm

Beautiful colours in summer....

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