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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by lemonbalm » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:19 pm

P.S. Arks, is the bird a white eye, greenbul, or something else entirely?
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by arks » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:35 pm

Thanks lemonbalm, I can see why it's difficult to tell. As for the birdie, I think that it's a female spectacled weaver.
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by jaytea » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:45 am

Was just brushing up on my plant/tree ids... and browsing this thread..... Arks I think you have a sombre greenbul in your tree!! Not a female weaver!
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by arks » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:14 am

Eish jaytea, I think you're right :redface:
(not sure what gave me the idea it was a weaver :whistle: )
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by arks » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:17 am

Can anyone help with an ID for this tree? Seen at Mountain Zebra NP in July 2015.

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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by lemonbalm » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:49 pm

You like the difficult genera Arks! I would guess at one of the species/subspecies in the Acacia karroo complex. And yes, I still call them Acacias! I was at the meeting where we lost the name and it was not pleasant.
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by arks » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:53 pm

Thanks lemonbalm :gflower: I googled and it looks like you're spot on, as usual. I'd thought that it was some sort of acacia -- and since when have the names been changed?!? I'm not a fan of arbitrary name changing, as with many birds :twisted: Since I first learned names for RSA birds in 1984 -- and they're after all not "my" birds :wink: -- I see no reason to learn these new names. And recently I was told that it's been decided now to revert to the "old" bird names, so .... :whistle:
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Tree I.D Needed

Unread post by Mant » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:02 am

Hi,

I'm just enquiring if someone could please help me I.D. this tree that I saw on the S114 on my recent trip to the Kruger?

So far I haven't had any luck identifying it.

http://tinypic.com/m/j0z31s/2

http://tinypic.com/m/j0z31t/2

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Re: Tree I.D Needed

Unread post by isinkwe » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:09 am

I don't know much about trees and plants so I think I will "LEAF" this one to someone else. Image
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:56 am

Mant, it could be the Knob-thorn acacia (Acacia nigrescens). :hmz:

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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by lemonbalm » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:13 pm

Hi Mant and Philip,

I can tell you it isn't Acacia nigrescens - this species has long 'powderpuff' inflorescence. We have just returned from Kruger and saw most of the Combretum (bushwillow) species flowering so I'm wondering if it isn't one of those. I can't see much detail on your pics - my computer won't enlarge the pics, so I can't be sure.
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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by Mant » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:32 pm

Hi Lemonbalm I thought it wasn't an Acacia but I don't remember Combretum flowers looking like the ones in the picture.

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Re: Tree ID help

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:26 pm

Can anyone help?

lucbo wrote:
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Anybody knows which type of tree this is please?

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