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 Post subject: Apalis, yellow-breasted
Unread postPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 5:25 am 
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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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Great shot, JvR! 8)


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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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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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The male.
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Jo, jo! :clap:

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

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

Canon 20D with 70-200 L,its round about a 70% crop,and thanks.


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


Yep! :thumbs_up:


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

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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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