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Identification Help - LBJs

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

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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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

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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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

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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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:05 pm

:thumbs_up:

It my 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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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:01 pm

Thank you Johan! :dance: :dance:


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