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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by umtali1 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:25 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Isinkwe
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:57 pm

isinkwe wrote:
Karin Mitton wrote: Any pointers will be most helpfull.


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Thanks isinkwe, just the pointer I needed!!! :twisted:

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Unread post by salamanda » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:21 pm

Duck! - or grouse . . . . :lol: :lol:

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Unread post by inyanga 1 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:40 pm

isinkwe wrote:
Karin Mitton wrote: Any pointers will be most helpfull.


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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by UKPete » Mon May 01, 2017 4:41 pm

This taken on the morning of 18 April on Kruger H1-7. This time on my Kruger visit I stopped off at Nelspruit on the way and bought myself a bird identification book so that I could do this for myself - but this little chap has me foxed.
The only thing I can see from the descriptions and pictures that looks remotely like it is the wattled starling, but in my book (Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th edition) it is shown in the adult non-breeding form as having a small yellow line just beneath the eye, whereas this chap has a large yellow patch all round the eye - particulalry behind it.
Any help gratefully received.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by isinkwe » Mon May 01, 2017 5:30 pm

I think Wattled Starling
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue May 02, 2017 8:40 am

"Bump..."

Karin Mitton wrote:I saw this bird on the S100 near Satara.
It has to be a weaver, but the clours are confusing me completely. Any pointers will be most helpfull.


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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Tue May 02, 2017 11:58 am

The closest I can get is a non-breeding male Cape Weaver Karin, but I'm not sure at all. Your bird's eyes look too dark. :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue May 02, 2017 12:15 pm

hilda wrote:The closest I can get is a non-breeding male Cape Weaver Karin, but I'm not sure at all. Your bird's eyes look too dark. :hmz:


Thanks for the response Hilda, but unfortunately Cape Weavers do not occur in that area. :hmz: :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Tue May 02, 2017 12:32 pm

In that case, Roberts' list is incorrect? :hmz:
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue May 02, 2017 2:32 pm

Transitional Weavers can be very tough to id, but the pink legs either point to Southern Masked or Village Weaver. That is as far as I can go with the id.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Albert » Tue May 02, 2017 3:17 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Transitional Weavers can be very tough to id, but the pink legs either point to Southern Masked or Village Weaver. That is as far as I can go with the id.

This would have been my take as well (yeah, right :lol: ); If pressed I'd hazard a guess at VIllage Weaver based on the lower mandible being a little lighter in colour than the upper. This purely based on the daily observances of the transitional SMWs in my garden.....
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue May 02, 2017 3:20 pm

thank you Wildtuinman and Albert. - I will have a look at both again.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by UKPete » Tue May 02, 2017 6:56 pm

Thanks Isinkwe for your help - good to know I was on the right track!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Albert » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:56 am

Pipit, seen close to Balule, KNP, May 2017.
Behaviour seemed to point towards Plain-backed Pipit rather than Buffy Pipit (with respect to tail-wagging), but these photographs seem to point to Buffy? Or am I completely off-track here?
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