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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:12 pm

hilda wrote:I really find them difficult to ID Arks, no matter what bird guide I use! :lol: :lol:

Let's see if any of the fundis weigh in on this, mine is only a guess :whistle:
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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:57 am

I don't want to spoil your fun, so I'm NOT going to blurt out the ID. Suffice to say: it is NOT a lark... :wink:
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Unread post by hilda » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:18 am

Could it be a juvenile Chat Flycatcher Johan? Roberts' describes the underparts with similar ground colour to adult but with some darker mottling, especially on breast and upper belly. Roberts' also describe the tail feathers tipped pale rufous, and outer webs of outer pair edged pale rufous, which seems to be the case in my picture. Legs and feet are black. :hmz:
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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:05 pm

:thumbs_up:

It may be a young bird, but it is no longer a juvenile. Juveniles look much like most other juvenile chats and robins: very streaked with buff spots all over.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:01 pm

Thank you Johan! :dance: :dance:
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Who is this?

Unread post by UKPete » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:21 am

From UK so all I see in my back garden are sparrows, blackbirds and robins!
Just back from Kruger and part of the fun is identifying the birds and animals I have photographed - I have a guide to birds with photos in, but if the picture in the book isn't the same angle as the subject it can get tricky.
This fellow was by the Matambeni Hide, Letaba on 28 November - anyone help with who he/she is?
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Unread post by isinkwe » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:20 am

I'm thinking Tawny Flanked Prinia
Lets see what others think :thumbs_up:
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Re: Who is this?

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:43 am

I agree with isinkwe

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Re: Who is this?

Unread post by UKPete » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:36 am

Thank you very much Karin and Insinkwe for the speedy responses. I have this bird pictured in my 'Pocket Guide to Birds of Southern Africa' and the description given there matches even if the picture doesn't fully. I can see Father Christmas is going to have to buy me a better guide!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:10 am

hilda wrote:Could it be a juvenile Chat Flycatcher? Roberts' describes...


For some species checking an entry on the forum birding index often rewards you with information that surpasses all other birding resources in the detail given and pure volume of imagery… Always worth a look! :wink:

(Don't swap Roberts for the forum yet...)
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:40 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:For some species checking an entry on the forum birding index often rewards you with information that surpasses all other birding resources in the detail given and pure volume of imagery… Always worth a look!


Absolutely Johan! No doubt about it! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:39 pm

hilda wrote:Absolutely Johan! No doubt about it!


Despite the above, I'm still not sure about this little one! Please help with the ID! Is this an African Pipit? Seen at Rietvlei on 12 January 2016.

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:01 pm

I think it is Hilda

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:52 am

Thanks Karin! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:31 am

I saw a number of birds as brown as the dry earth in MZNP last week, and I am struggling with IDs.

First one (Kranskop loop) - any suggestions?

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