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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Flutterby » Tue May 03, 2011 11:34 am

Please help. :pray: This was taken in the Pilanesberg over the weekend.

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Unread post by pantera leo » Tue May 03, 2011 12:50 pm

Hi Flutterby looks like you had a good time at Pilansberg! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Flutterby » Tue May 03, 2011 1:31 pm

Tx PL.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Flutterby » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:06 am

Any ideas on this one taken at Suikerbosrand yesterday? Sorry for the bad pic quality! :redface:

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Unread post by DotDan » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:12 am

Flutterby, your photo is that of a Familiar Chat :D

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Unread post by Flutterby » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:13 am

Thanks DotDan.
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Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:51 pm

More from Fish River Canyon:

Bird 5: Familiar Chat? (Or sickle-winged)
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This bird flicked its wings a lot, like Familiar Chats
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Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:56 pm

Last set from Fish River Canyon

Bird 10: Some chat?
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Unread post by DotDan » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:27 pm

Josh, Bird 10 is a Familiar Chat as is Bird 5 (especially since you say it flicked it's tail a lot - good ID feature)

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Unread post by DotDan » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:27 pm

Most of your ID's are correct. Bird 5 is a Familiar Chat (especially since you say it flicked it's tail a lot - good ID feature)

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Re: Chat, familiar

Unread post by mizzbee » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:03 am

I believe I have a resident Familiar chat in the vicinity of my property. I have identified it as such because it often raises its tail and flicks its wings. However I stand to be corrected.

What I would like to know if it characteristic of this bird to always go to bed late and wake up early. I have got used to this chat coming ‘home’ at almost dark and tweeting at about 4am. I take exception when it starts tweeting at around 2am. I often see the bird perched on my air-conditioning unit outside my bedroom.

I am sorry, I don’t have a photograph.
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Unread post by Tobieo » Sun May 13, 2012 4:41 pm

Seen in Grootkolk camp in Kgalagadi in April

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This LBJ is really difficult to ID (for me :redface: )
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Roan » Sun May 13, 2012 5:30 pm

Hi Tobieo
It looks like a Familiar Chat.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by MattAxel » Sun May 13, 2012 6:09 pm

And I think it looks like Roan is correct - Familiar Chat. :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Tobieo » Wed May 16, 2012 6:29 pm

Roan wrote:Hi Tobieo
This looks like a Familiar Chat. :hmz:


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