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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:02 am

Thank you for the confirmation Wildtuinman. :D
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:53 pm

This little guy was photographed in the Pilansberg reserve - looking at which Cisticolas are found out there, the lack of markings, I think it is either a Neddicky or a Lazy Cisticola. Please help with confirmation?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:48 am

My "gut-feel" is a Neddicky, but these two are so difficult to tell apart... :slap:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Albert » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:25 pm

I agree with Neddicky (also my first response when I saw the pics). Maybe the Lazy C has a longer tail, more typically held upright?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:21 pm

Albert wrote:I agree with Neddicky (also my first response when I saw the pics). Maybe the Lazy C has a longer tail, more typically held upright?


Bushbuddies wrote:My "gut-feel" is a Neddicky, but these two are so difficult to tell apart... :slap:



Thank you, I'm also leaning towards the Neddicky

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:45 am

Could this possibly be a forest canary? Seen in my garden in Darling in mid-December 2015.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:01 pm

Arks - I would lean more towards a juvenile Cape Canary... :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:14 pm

Thanks BB :gflower: (I've made that mistake before :redface: )
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:14 pm

Two more I need ID help for, both seen at Mountain Zebra NP in mid-July 2015.

1. possibly a canary?
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2. perhaps a neddicky?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Albert » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:04 pm

Definitely yes on the Neddicky.

On the first one, difficult to see, but I would suggest Female Yellow Canary.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:05 pm

Many thanks Albert! :gflower:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Puff Addy » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:10 pm

Second bird not a Neddicky, arks.

Streaked crown, prinia-like pose, hint of a collar (in the first photo), and what looks like a rufous ear patch - makes it a Rufous-eared Warbler in my book!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Albert » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:33 pm

I stand corrected on the Neddicky. Did not give the Warbler much thought, as I missed the hint of the collar, and I have photographic evidence of many puffed-up Neddickys from that area.....
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:06 pm

Thanks Puff Addy, that makes sense :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:23 pm

I saw this guy in Bloemfontein over the weekend. I considered
Great Reed Warbler
Lesser Swamp Warbler
Little Rush-warbler
Marsh Warbler
But none of these quite match.
So I'm going with African Reed-warbler. Sadly is was quiet as a mouse.

Any thoughts?

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