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Identification Help - LBJs

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by pnm » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:13 am

Thanks, Hilda! I will have a good look tonight. (Only tonight as we have just relocated and I am taken up doing unnecessary things like food,beds, etc instead of paying attention to birds

I have about ten photos of this bird and I cannot get ONE to load on to the forum. Under habits perhaps we should put: Shy.!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed May 18, 2016 7:41 am

pnm wrote:Hi all

I took these pics in Kruger at midday in February this year. I have searched the books and scratched my head and I say Lazy Cisticola but my son says Levailants. Can anyone help me with some pointers?

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Hi Pete,
I cannot see your photos, but I can say that Levaillant's Cisticola shouldn't occur in Kruger, that would be very rare! The only other bird one could confuse it with is Rufous-winged Cisticola.

Where in Kruger did you take the photos?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by pnm » Fri May 20, 2016 8:00 pm

Hi Wildtuinman

Sorry about the delay but moving house and then a crashed computer is not doing my birding any good. Also I seem unable to put pics on this page having succeeded once before! I will try again this weekend. I have numerous pics of the bird and will try to choose the best display of the bird. As I type this the Fierynecked nightjar has just finished calling outside. Glorious.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by gatita » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:20 pm

I need some help with the ids, please

1. seen on the S 110 on 24.02.2016, unfortunately a bit far away and not willing to turn around. Maybe a cisticola?

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2. the same day between Tshokwane and Mazithi. African pipit?

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:28 pm

I would agree with both, but which cisticola :hmz: :hmz:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:32 am

Karin Mitton wrote:I would agree with both, but which cisticola :hmz: :hmz:



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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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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

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 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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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:43 pm

Here are three more that I need some ID help with, all seen at Mapungubwe in late April 2016.

1. Is this one a female or nonbreeding male lesser masker weaver?
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2. Is this a yellowthroated petronia?
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3. I know it's out of range, but with that white throat patch, could this be a northern greyheaded sparrow?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:31 pm

As part of my practice I'll give it a try Arks:

The first one's eye is very clear on this photo, and I would agree with female or nonbreeding male lesser masker weaver.
The second one looks like a Streaky-headed Seedeater? The Yellow-throated Petronia's legs are too dark I think.
The third one I would say is a Southern Grey-headed Sparrow, because of the white wingbar which is faintly visible, if not my imagination.


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