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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by isinkwe » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:27 am

Tough one Albert
Had a look in my book --
Buffy Pipit - base of bill pinkish- swings tail vigorously up and down
Plain Backed Pipit - base of bill yellowish - wags tail deeply 1-3 x , not as high as buffy

Bill looks yellowish to me in the photograph.
Hope that was more of a help than a hindrance.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Albert » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:06 pm

Isinkwe, you've just summed up my problem.... :lol:
The tail-wagging seemed to suggest Plain-backed (did not end up above horizontal), now looking at the photos I seem to see less yellow on the bill than you!
Also the rump appears the same colour as the back (points to Plain-backed). But the hind-claw seems shorter and more decurved than is described for Plain-backed...Now I've just confused myself even more. :tongue:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:41 pm

I also reckon Plain-backed Pipit.

Based on what?

1. Yellowish base to the lower mandible.
2. GISS
3. I have never seen Buffy Pipit in Kruger! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:43 pm

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Albert » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:47 pm

Thanks WTM and Isinkwe!
I must admit, I was also convinced that it was Plain-backed when I saw it in the field (GISS and tail-wagging behaviour). Then I managed to unconvince myself by looking at the photographs for too long. Now looking at WTMs photographs it seems more obvious.
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And now I can start on the three Cisticolas I photographed in Kruger......watch this space!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by umtali1 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:47 pm

As what I know about LBJs is negligible, please can those who DO know advise me about this one, seen in Hluhluwe.

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I think it might be a rufous-naped lark?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:05 pm

Umtali1, I think you are correct!

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Unread post by umtali1 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:32 am

Thank you, Karin :gflower:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by salamanda » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:44 pm

Please can someone help with ID on this bird? I think its a warbler . . . . Seen in Imfolozi a week or so ago


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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by salamanda » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:48 pm

Here is another one, also seen in Imfolozi just over a week a go. I wondered if it's a Pale Flycatcher?


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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by salamanda » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:53 pm

And then a third one. My guess is Sabota Lark . . . .



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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:53 am

2 Pale Flycatchers (diagnostic white throat) and a Sabota Lark. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by salamanda » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:08 am

Many thanks WTM. :D

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by gannet » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:33 pm

saw this bird at Kalahari Tented Camp during August - these 3 shots are all I managed to get, I'm battling with ID - is this an Icterine Warbler?
- all help appreciated, thanks Ian
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