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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:12 pm

There was discussion today whether this is an Olive-tree Warbler or a Common White Troat.
I've looked at both, but I think it is the Whitethroat?
Zaagkuildrift road.

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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:51 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

One of my bogeys... pinkish legs and the light brown belly points away from olive-tree warbler (grey legs/feet and white belly). I'm going to give Zaagkuildrift a shot this week as my wheels are functional again! I've been sidelined: Landy with water-on-the-brain...
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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:56 am

Karin Mitton wrote:Is this a Desert Cisticola?


Zitting I think...
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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:58 am

wildtuinman wrote:Not sure about the bill colour as an id feature but I'd go with a Ratlting Cisticola.


Agree... juvenile rattlers have that yellow bill.
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:15 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:
Karin Mitton wrote:Is this a Desert Cisticola?


Zitting I think...


Thanks. Desert would have been a lifer :| but at least I finally have a photo of the Zitting! :dance:

Johan van Rensburg wrote::mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

One of my bogeys... pinkish legs and the light brown belly points away from olive-tree warbler (grey legs/feet and white belly). I'm going to give Zaagkuildrift a shot this week as my wheels are functional again! I've been sidelined: Landy with water-on-the-brain...


Thanks!
We also saw a white-faced owl there - about 10km from the eastern entrance in the trees on the left. Good luck in finding it though! I still don't know how the guy saw it!

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Unread post by Tdgraves » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:14 am

Thanks guys!
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:18 pm

I spent most of last night and this morning with this one, but I have no idea.
Bad photo of the body and head.

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And a photo to show the tail

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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:02 pm

I can't say more than juvie firefinch with the info in these pix...
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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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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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Thank you in advance! :gflower:
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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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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:41 pm

Is this a gre-backed camaroptera?
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