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Apalis, yellow-breasted

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri May 30, 2008 5:25 am

The yellow-breasted apalis, Apalis flavida, likes the thickets and although a common resident, it is often overlooked. The female always lacks the black breast bar that are often (not always) present in males. Chances are that this bird is a female because a "partner" with this bar was seen at the same time.

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Unread postby Jumbo » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:08 am

Great shot, JvR! 8)

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Unread postby Klipbaber » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:07 pm

Unfortunately not a great photo but here the Barthroated and Yellowbreasted Apalis can be seen close together in the same tree Image
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Unread postby Johann » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:20 am

I have seen these little birds without fail every time I've been to Lake Panic in the last couple of years.
When walking down to the hide, just search the trees above your head, especially the last 10 metres or so before the hide. Always find them around here.
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Unread postby Nannie » Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:32 pm

The male.
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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:45 pm

Jo, jo! :clap:

What equipment did you use to make this image, Nannie?
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Unread postby Nannie » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:44 am

What equipment did you use to make this image, Nannie?

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Scottm » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:04 pm

I am trying to ID a number of birds from photos taken over the years. Below are two that I need someone to confirm ID's. Simple challenge for those in the know.

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What about this one, Also August, Also Kruger

Bird about 10-12 cm excl tail

Any help or comments welcome... and many more pics to follow

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby JoelR » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:24 pm

Yup, This beautiful second one seems related, but the yellow breast and red eye-ring make it a Yellow-breasted Apalis.

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Re: Apalis, yellow-breasted

Unread postby Scottm » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:22 am

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Re: Apalis, yellow-breasted

Unread postby Tilandi » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:32 pm

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Tilandi » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:51 pm

Seen just south of Kruger @ Ngwenya. Is it a Yellow-breasted Apalis? Sorry bad pic.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby JoelR » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:45 am

Tilandi wrote:Is it a Yellow-breasted Apalis?


Yep! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Tilandi » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:07 am

Thanks JoelR. :dance: Another new tick :dance: Creeping up to 300 :dance:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Mgoddard » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:57 am

I thank all those who have responded so far...Great to put names to pictures,. Some might say try ID yourself...but its not that easy! And when you get it wrong, oh my?? I would rather not. :shock:

All these pics were taken during June and July 2009 around Tsendze, Letaba and Shingwedzi

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