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Identification Help - LBJs

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:40 pm

Thanks, I did look at the fire finches. And we did see Red-Billed, so maybe it is the young one

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:20 pm

This little bird was seen in KNP (Skukuza area) during March 2017, and I have no idea where to start to ID it. This very poor picture was heavily cropped since the bird was sitting far away, and flew away after only this one picture. Please help!

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:59 pm

Hilda, without a book nearby I would have thought this is a cisticola, but there is only about 3 that can be found there, and this on does not look like any of them.
Hopefully an expert will be able to help!

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Unread post by hilda » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:18 pm

Thanks Karin! I'll wait for one of the experts then, because my LBJ knowledge is less than zero! :whistle: :whistle:
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:40 pm

The undertail pattern certainly suggests a Cisiicola. Most likely a Rattling then.
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Unread post by hilda » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:49 pm

Thank you Wildtuinman. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:41 pm

Is this a gre-backed camaroptera?
Pilanesberg

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:56 pm

Karin Mitton wrote:Is this a gre-backed camaroptera?
Pilanesberg

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Unread post by barryels » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:04 pm

Hi Karin Mitton,

If I look at your birds features such as the shape and colour, I agree that it is a Grey-backed Camaroptera. It also forms part of the Pilanesberg bird list :thumbs_up: .
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:58 pm

Sjo, meneer Els. :thumbs_up: Nothing more from me to add here. :D
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Unread post by barryels » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:11 am

wildtuinman wrote:Sjo, meneer Els. :thumbs_up: Nothing more from me to add here. :D


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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:48 am

Thanks Barry, Wildtuinman!

Another one from Pilansberg - A cisticola perhaps? I have no photos of the back, and am at a loss.

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:08 pm

I am going to leave it to Barry as well. :-)
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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:00 pm

Hmmmm... :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by barryels » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:46 am

wildtuinman wrote:I am going to leave it to Barry as well. :-)


Johan van Rensburg wrote:Hmmmm... :hmz:
Come on Barry!


Just have to mow the lawn today but will give it a try later during the day :whistle: .
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