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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Tdgraves » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:57 pm

Hi - have only just seen your response. I'm not sure that this helps (not quite focussed on the bird :hmz: )

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Unread post by DotDan » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:06 am

Stone Chat :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Tdgraves » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:44 pm

DotDan wrote:Stone Chat :thumbs_up:


Thanks DotDan, something about it made me question my initial thoughts, as the colours immediately led me to say stone chat.....I think my book shows quite a lot of white around the neck.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Jesscan1 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:02 pm

Can someone please ID the following birds for me:

Taken at Agulhas National Park in September 2015
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Taken at Lake Panic in November 2015
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Thanks very much
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:34 am

The Lake Panic bird is a Tawney-flanked Prinia

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Unread post by Albert » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:50 am

OK, I'll stick my neck out here and make a guess or two... :lol:

Bird 1 appears to be a Large-billed Lark (other probability would be Agulhas Long-billed Lark, but I would go for the former)
Bird 2 appears to be a pipit, thus the only possibilities at Agulhas would be Plain-backed, Long-billed and African. My choice would be African Pipit.
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....

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Unread post by hilda » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:04 pm

Sorry about the poor quality of these pictures, but the little bird was not very close against a cloudy sky. Could anybody please try and ID this bird? I think it is a Cisticola, maybe Levaillaint's? Seen at Rietvlei, Pretoria on 12 January 2016.

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:20 pm

Cisticolas drive me insane! The only one I am remotely comfortable IDing is the Levailant's - and this one looks like one. But I hope one of the LBJ experts can confirm!

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Unread post by Jesscan1 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:37 pm

Thanks very much Karen and Albert for the IDs. Appreciated.

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Unread post by Jesscan1 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:39 pm

Can someone please help with the ID of this bird:

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Taken in Agulhas National Park in September 2015.

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Unread post by hilda » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:32 am

Thank you Karin Mitton! Let's see if anyone else agrees. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by rcyza » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:39 am

Hi Jesscan

I think that's a Cape Grassbird.

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Unread post by Albert » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:01 am

Agree, Cape Grassbird.
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....

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Unread post by Jesscan1 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:49 pm

Thanks very much for the ID Rcyza and Albert.

Greatly appreciated
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:19 am

Karin Mitton wrote:Cisticolas drive me insane! The only one I am remotely comfortable IDing is the Levailant's - and this one looks like one. But I hope one of the LBJ experts can confirm!


The most likely Cisticola in Rietvlei would be Levaillant's, yes.
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