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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa

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LBJ ID please

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri May 04, 2007 8:50 pm

This little chap was seen on te weekend at Rondevlei, Wilderness NP.

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Help please
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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri May 04, 2007 10:25 pm

Hi Bush Baptist.

As I remember from reading your trip report, it was COLD and I think that is reflected in the jizz of this bird. Once I looked beyond the dumpy appearance I recognised this as a female fiscal flycatcher. That white wing bar is diagnostic
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Re: Flycatcher, Fiscal

Unread postby arks » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:27 am

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Tilandi » Tue May 31, 2011 11:18 pm

I need some more help with birds seen at Karoo NP. :D

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Thanks guys. :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:59 am

Hi Tilandi

Here are my ideas:

2: Fiscal Flycatcher

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Tilandi » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:36 am

Thanks Niall, one more new tick. 55 Ticks for my Western Cape tour. So far 142 species sighted. :dance: :dance:
If someone can help with no 9 please :D
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Re: Flycatcher, Fiscal

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:58 am

Seen at Rooiels yesterday.

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Wildkyker » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:44 am

Good day Birders

I need some help with a few sightings that I cant ID, but I am sure the Birding forum mites wont have a problem. :clap:

1) Taken at Sondela and I have no clue?

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EX-EX-Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Wildkyker » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:44 am

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:25 pm

I can't see all your photos but let me try on the ones I can see:

1. Looks like a Fiscal Flycatcher
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:15 pm

wildtuinman wrote:I can't see all your photos but let me try on the ones I can see:

1. Looks like a Fiscal Flycatcher


WTM is spot-on with his calls.
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