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Identification Help - LBJs

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by DotDan » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:32 am

Our work here is done!! :lol:

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Unread post by barryels » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:25 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Barry :clap:


Blinde hoenders pik ook af en toe raak :wink: (It was just a fluke) that the ID was correct in the end :tongue:

DotDan wrote:Our work here is done!! :lol:


It is not that easy my friend :naughty: .

Without our experts guidance no ID's will be possible :thumbs_up: .
Always be humble and understanding.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:06 pm

I did not make a note of this bird on the day, and cannot really remember where I saw it, but looking at the timestamp of the photo, it would have been 1 of the 2 pentads on the S41 between the S100 and H7 near Satara.

the pentads list 4 warblers that have been recorded -

Willow Warbler
Olive-tree warbler
Icterine warbler
Marsh warbler

This is not a Willow warbler
It looks to brown to be an Olive-tree warbler
An Icterine warbler is supposed to have blue / grey legs
That leaves a Marsh Warbler, but I am not sure.

Any ideas would be welcome


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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:22 am

Three features we can see quite nicely: general colour, the extent of the eyebrow and colour of the legs. In the second pic one also gets an idea of primary length...

You want to firm up on your ID now?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:21 am

Going to Go with Marsh Warbler then
Darker, Longer primaries
Leg colour matches
Slight, creamy eyebrow, thin creamy eyering


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