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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:26 am

I saw this weaver at Maloustwa hide in Mapungubwe in late April 2016. My best guess is perhaps a female lesser masked weaver?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:02 am

Anyone??? :pray:

arks wrote:I saw this weaver at Maloustwa hide in Mapungubwe in late April 2016. My best guess is perhaps a female lesser masked weaver?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:17 am

A weaver of some sots? :hmz: :hmz:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by salamanda » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:19 am

I would also think Southern Masked Weaver.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:51 am

I would also go for Lesser Masked-Weaver, non-breeding male or female. :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:18 pm

Thanks Karin, salamanda and hilda :gflower:

I think that salamanda is correct and it's a southern masked weaver rather than a lesser masked weaver, since upon looking more closely, the bird would seem to have a red rather than a white eye.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:43 pm

Here are three more that I need some ID help with, all seen at Mapungubwe in late April 2016.

1. Is this one a female or nonbreeding male lesser masker weaver?
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2. Is this a yellowthroated petronia?
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3. I know it's out of range, but with that white throat patch, could this be a northern greyheaded sparrow?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:31 pm

As part of my practice I'll give it a try Arks:

The first one's eye is very clear on this photo, and I would agree with female or nonbreeding male lesser masker weaver.
The second one looks like a Streaky-headed Seedeater? The Yellow-throated Petronia's legs are too dark I think.
The third one I would say is a Southern Grey-headed Sparrow, because of the white wingbar which is faintly visible, if not my imagination.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Ladybirder » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:44 pm

First photo Lesser Masked weaver
Second Lark-like Bunting Also streaked crown, well marked back facial markings
Third Southern Grey headed Sparrow have a white throat in non breeding

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:51 pm

Many thanks hilda and LB :gflower:

I'd not thought of larklike bunting :redface: and I didn't know that the nonbreeding southern greyheaded sparrow has a white throat. Thanks for the help and useful information. That's what's so great about these ID threads, I learn new things here all the time :dance: and I follow the ID threads even when I'm not posting in them.
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