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Unread post by Tdgraves » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:18 pm

Thanks ladybirder I think you may well be right!
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:01 am

Is this a buffy pipit? Rietvlei nature reserve, Pta

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:40 am

The pink base on the mandible looks good for Buffy Pipit, yes. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by hilda » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:07 pm

Kindly help me with the ID of this bird, picture taken on 8 February 2015 in Augrabies. The closest I can get to ID this bird when looking at the shape, it is a Lark of some kind. The black legs are confusing me, and the plain-coloured undertail is not making it any easier.

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Unread post by arks » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:03 am

I think that it might be a redcapped lark, Hilda. My trusty old Newmans says that the juvenile redcapped lark has brown upper parts with the breast well speckled. My Roberts says "buffy below with brown spots".
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Unread post by hilda » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:01 am

Thank you Arks! That makes sense. :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by arks » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:18 pm

Just a lucky guess, Hilda. Larks are almost as impossible at pipits! :wall: :D
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Unread post by hilda » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:23 pm

I really find them difficult to ID Arks, no matter what bird guide I use! :lol: :lol:
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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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Unread post by hilda » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:01 pm

Thank you Johan! :dance: :dance:
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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
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