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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 TrevorC » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:46 am

Purely a guess, but I would say Rattling Cisticola which is common in the park.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by gatita » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:36 am

thank you so much Karin, WTM and TrevorC :gflower:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:15 pm

I've been really puzzling over this one :wall: I think that it's a canary, but which one has both a bright yellow rump and pale legs? My best guess, even tho it seems like rather a long shot, is that it may be a female lemonbreasted canary :whistle: I saw it in mid-April at Crooks Corner, which looks like it may be just on the borline of its range? Getting even an ID photo was quite a mission!




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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Ladybirder » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:33 pm

Arks I think that Lemon-breasted Canary is correct , the female.The pink legs and the bold malar stripe.

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