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Bishop: Southern Red Bishop

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Re: Bishop: Southern Red Bishop

Unread post by Leeukos » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:19 pm

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by KobusF » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:03 am

Hi friends.......Saw this LBJ at dam near Ogies May 2012. Any help?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:38 am

This looks like a female Southern Red Bishop.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Cois Cois » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:09 am

Agree with Dirk, Female Red bishop :)

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by HanlieLr » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:59 pm

Please help with identification of these 2 birds photographed in the KNP near Skukuza on 1 July 2014:-

Bird #1:-

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Bird # 2:-

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:34 pm

They look like sabota larks, but I have nagging feeling about non breeding red bishops.....
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:36 pm

I'd go with nonbreeding/female red bishops, the bill doesn't look "lark-like" to me ..... but I am most definitely NO expert :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by HanlieLr » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:56 pm

Hi Bush Baptist and Arks

Tnx for your replies - much appreiciated.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:53 am

I'm struggling with this one :wall: possibly a female yellowfronted canary or even a female (or nonbreeding) yellow bishop? But both of those should have a yellow rump and I can't see the rump on this bird :roll: Am I missing something obvious?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Albert » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:57 pm

Non-breeding/female Southern Red Bishop? Buff/yellowish eyebrow. streaking underneath and quite a short tail. But then again, in January I would expect the male to be in breeding plumage? So female then?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:15 pm

Albert wrote:Non-breeding/female Southern Red Bishop? Buff/yellowish eyebrow. streaking underneath and quite a short tail. But then again, in January I would expect the male to be in breeding plumage? So female then?

My 2 cents....

Thanks for the suggestion, Albert, but there were no red bishops -- at least in breeding plummage -- around at all, which is why I was thinking of alternatives ... But then again .... :hmz:

Anyone else have any thoughts on this one?
arks wrote:I'm struggling with this one :wall: possibly a female yellowfronted canary or even a female (or nonbreeding) yellow bishop? But both of those should have a yellow rump and I can't see the rump on this bird :roll: Am I missing something obvious?

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