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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:18 pm

Arks I would go for a Female Southern Red Bishop ( first photo)
Second I agree with Rufous-ared Warbler.

The female SRB is streaked on chest and down the flanks.

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Unread post by arks » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:08 am

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Unread post by isinkwe » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:05 am

Hello All
Can anyone please help me with this one?
Taken in Lower Sabie Camp on 27 February 2016
I am not that good with these , the nearest I can guess/ find is maybe a Zitting Cisticola

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Thank you :D :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:59 am

isinkwe wrote:Hello All
Can anyone please help me with this one?
Taken in Lower Sabie Camp on 27 February 2016
I am not that good with these , the nearest I can guess/ find is maybe a Zitting Cisticola

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Thank you :D :thumbs_up:


Isinkwe, I wonder of it could not be a Rattling Cisticola? They are also found frequently in that area.
I don't have any of my books with me, but if I look at photos of the 2 on the sabap website, it may be Rattling.

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Unread post by wingman » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:58 pm

Hi agree with Karin they are common in this area, zittings is more an open grassland bird and has a much darker streaked crown, the eyebrow is also more defined in zittings.
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Unread post by isinkwe » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:47 am

Thank you Karin and Wingman for your help, much appreciated :thumbs_up:
Isn't it just amazing how potatoes give us fries and vodka? :D The rest of the vegetables should get their act together :rtm:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ? :hmz:

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:14 am

Nudge nudge, wink wink


Karin Mitton wrote: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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Unread post by Bushbuddies » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:18 pm

This is a difficult fellow - warblers tend to get me scratching my head! :doh:

Size and shape looks more like a Lesser Swamp Warbler, but the lack of the white supercilium/eyebrow has me also thinking it probably is an African Reed-Warbler. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by hilda » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:10 pm

I'm currently busy updating my birdlist using pictures from a while back. I think this is a Lark of some kind, but which one, I really do not know. Kindly assist with the ID of this little bird, seen in the Kgalagadi during February 2015. The first picture has been cropped, because the bird was not very close:

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Unread post by Puff Addy » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:01 pm

Fawn-coloured Lark, Hilda. :wink:

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Unread post by hilda » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:08 pm

Thank you Puff Addy! :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:53 am

Bushbuddies wrote:This is a difficult fellow - warblers tend to get me scratching my head! :doh:

Size and shape looks more like a Lesser Swamp Warbler, but the lack of the white supercilium/eyebrow has me also thinking it probably is an African Reed-Warbler. :thumbs_up:


Agree with African Reed-Warbler.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:21 pm

We saw this ?Lark in Hwange in September 2015. It was out in the open, with clear markings, and I was sure I'll be able to ID it. It was a relatively large lark-like bird with its heavy bill. Yet, when looking at the larks that do occur in Hwange, I was not certain of a match. Maybe I'm wrong with the Lark ID. Scratching my head a bit and would love some help. Sure I'm going to go "Of course it was a ...." once I get some help here... :lol:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:45 pm

Rufous-naped perhaps with that rufous wing panel?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by pnm » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:19 pm

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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