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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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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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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:57 am

Great find Arks! Glad to see they are still around there.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:58 pm

Thanks Ladybirder :gflower: and WTM :gflower:

My pesonal birding "system" is to take lots and lots of photos and then hope to work out the IDs once I'm back home (often several months later :redface: ) and can look at my pix on my large(r) monitor. This one was quite a surprise, since while the photos aren't great since the birdie was either in shade of deep in a shrub :roll: , it was clearly at least a canary and lemonbreasted was the only one that seemed to fit, but I wasn't sure whether it might be a bit out of range. I'm glad to know that they've been seen in that area before and of course, delighted that I was lucky enough to see one. :dance: Definitely a great find!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Garyd73 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:33 am

Is anyone able to help with this at all please, spotted in P'Kop camp in October 2015

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:35 am

Looks to me like a greyheaded sparrow, Gary
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:01 am

I agree with Arks, Southern Grey-headed Sparrow. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Garyd73 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:04 pm

Thank you Arks and Hilda, I would never have got this one from my books :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by weirdNumber » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:04 pm

Hello

I'm hoping some of you can help me with these.

This was taken in Marakele NP at the end of May.

Southern Grey-headed Sparrow?

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Another Southern Grey-headed Sparrow? Mapungubwe NP beginning of June.

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And another Southern Grey-headed Sparrow? Mapungubwe NP beginning of June.

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Cisticola? Mapungubwe NP beginning of June.

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No idea :) Mapungubwe NP beginning of June.

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Female Indigobird? (saw quite a few male Village Indigobirds) Mapungubwe NP beginning of June.

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Pipit? I don't have any views of its back unfortunately. Mapungubwe NP beginning of June.

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No idea. Mapungubwe NP beginning of June.

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Marico flycatcher? Mapungubwe NP beginning of June.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by weirdNumber » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:05 pm

Couple more for the moment.

Scrub-Robin? Mapungubwe NP beginning of June.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:16 pm

weirdnumber, you certainly saw many LBJs! Not my strength!
I think your "pipit" is a Sabota Lark.
And I would agree on the Marico Flycatcher.

As for the rest - hopefully one of the experts will help out soon.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:28 pm

Agree with Karin on the Sabota lark.

I'd also suggest that you crop some of your more "distant" images as that may help with coming up with an ID.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by weirdNumber » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:33 pm

Thanks, Sabota Lark looks good.

Unfortunately the very distant shots are already cropped in nearly 1:1 so there isn't much else that can be done. Clicking on the thumbnails opens a larger image, but as far as cropping goes that's it.


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