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by Marj Atkins
Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:39 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: Identification Help - LBJs
Replies: 38
Views: 29435

Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Perhaps a Familiar Chat?
by Marj Atkins
Sun Mar 10, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Identification Help - Raptors
Replies: 40
Views: 37600

Re: Identification Help - Raptors

These two are quite difficult to separate Per Roberts the wings shorter than the tail and "bold white collar below prominent dark face patch which extends to base of bill" would indicate juv Pallid ? Was also wondering about this. According to Roberts: Female Pallid Harrier has larger dar...
by Marj Atkins
Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:17 pm
Forum: Mammals and Reptiles
Topic: Gecko: Moreau's Tropical House
Replies: 6
Views: 3178

Re: Identification help: Amphibians

Common Tropical House Gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia)
Family: Gekkonidae
reptile
by Marj Atkins
Sun Jan 07, 2024 10:45 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: Identification Help - General Birds
Replies: 44
Views: 222991

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Looking at the head and facial markings and speculum (first pic), is it possible to consider a juvenile Comb duck here too?
by Marj Atkins
Fri Jan 05, 2024 8:21 pm
Forum: Amphibians, Fish, Insects and other invertebrates
Topic: Cricket - Field
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Insect ID needed.

Possibly a field cricket. Female. (No wings and you can just see the ovipositor hiding behind the closer of the two cerci.)

Family: Gryllidae Subfamily: Gryllinae Tribe: Turanogryllini
by Marj Atkins
Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:57 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: Identification Help - General Birds
Replies: 44
Views: 222991

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

This looks like an Icterine Warbler. It has pale lores and white eye ring.
by Marj Atkins
Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:52 am
Forum: Amphibians, Fish, Insects and other invertebrates
Topic: Fish ID required
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Fish ID required

Mozambique Tilapia.

(They have variable colour, sexes differ and the view from the top is rather deceiving but, just to confirm, you can go to - https://www.inaturalist.org/guide_taxa/1558676)

Nice pics. Hope this helps.
by Marj Atkins
Wed Oct 25, 2023 6:48 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Bunting, Golden-breasted
Replies: 3
Views: 4295

Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Golden-breasted Bunting.
by Marj Atkins
Wed Oct 18, 2023 6:36 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Greenbul, Sombre
Replies: 11
Views: 3618

Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Hi Schlieck - This is a Sombre Greenbul.

(Lovely that you got to see so many Ground Hornbills.)
by Marj Atkins
Mon Jan 02, 2023 10:43 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: Re: Stiffnecks year list 2023
Replies: 235
Views: 10561

Re: Stiffnecks year list 2023

Just quickly adding the Spotted Flycatcher from yesterday's trip to Rietvlei.
by Marj Atkins
Mon Jan 02, 2023 10:11 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: Re: Stiffnecks year list 2023
Replies: 235
Views: 10561

Re: Stiffnecks year list 2023

Rietvlei Nature Reserve, 1 January 2023 Yesterday' morning's list - pretty whittled down by duplicates by now: African Black Duck African Darter African Reed Warbler Arrow-marked Babbler Banded Martin Black-crowned Night Heron (juv) Black-headed Heron Black-throated Canary Black-winged Kite Common O...
by Marj Atkins
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Spurfowl, Swainson's
Replies: 6
Views: 4081

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Hi Ludwig - Looks like a Swainson's Spurfowl chick.
by Marj Atkins
Thu Mar 31, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: Goshawk, African
Replies: 35
Views: 8976

Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Perhaps a juvenile African Goshawk (Accipiter tachiro)
by Marj Atkins
Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Mammals and Reptiles
Topic: Gecko: Transvaal (Pachydactylus affinis)
Replies: 3
Views: 5087

Re: Identification help: Lizard

I have no idea where to post this. This is NOT a Lizard but there is no separate topic for Geckos or for Reptiles in general where I can post this. I have checked all the Geckos on this forum but this doesn't match any of them. (Is it possible for someone to create a new topic perhaps?) I am asking ...
by Marj Atkins
Mon Mar 07, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Plants
Topic: Tree ID help
Replies: 5
Views: 36268

Re: Tree ID help

Hi Arks
This looks like Corymbia ficifolia. (Red Flowering Gum)