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Cisticola, Rattling Cisticola

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Flutterby » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:13 pm

Please can someone help with some ID's. :pray:

This is a bum shot but also the best I could get. Also on the S100.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Barcud » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:40 pm

Hi Flutterby,

I think your last one is a Rattling Cisticola. Combination of Rusty coloured, plain head, streaking to back and flight feather markings point to this species. Location and habitat also a clue. This is one of the commonest Cisticola's in the park in my limited experience. Would like confirmation from others with more experience on this one though.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Flutterby » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:16 pm

Thanks Barcud. :thumbs_up:
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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Flutterby » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:57 am

Hi there,

I need some help identifying these - all taken in the Pilanesberg - and I apologise for the poor quality of some of them. I hope I'm not putting too many but I have now lost my patience! :redface:

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Rattling Cisticola?
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:40 am

1-Rattling Cisticola (Has the tails spots on a long tail, rules out lazy and neddicky)

2- Rattling Cisticola

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Flutterby » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:22 pm

Thanks Justin, :thumbs_up:

Saves me a lot of hair pulling & teeth gnashing!! :D
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Unread post by Rusty Justy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:38 pm

Its a pleasure! :D
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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:33 pm

Help please! Taken in south-west KNP this past weekend.

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There were a few of these around
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:44 pm

joshilewis, your bird looks like Rattling Cisticola.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:12 am

[quote="Rusty Justy"]joshilewis, your bird looks like Rattling Cisticola. Great, thanks.
Thanks for the help.

It might just be me, but I don't think the cisticola looks like that in the book :P Why don't they show the undertail in the book (I use the Sasol)? I imagine the barred under tail is quite diagnostic?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:30 pm

Any chance this could be a Tawny-flanked Prinia?
or am I taking a flyer!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Niall » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:47 pm

Hi Elsa - the streaky back and the fact it is in the top of a tree shouting its head off tends to make me think more along the lines of Rattling Cisticola. I assume this is in the Kruger? They are very common there.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:15 am

Niall wrote:Hi Elsa - the streaky back and the fact it is in the top of a tree shouting its head off tends to make me think more along the lines of Rattling Cisticola. I assume this is in the Kruger? They are very common there.
Yes, it was in Kruger, sorry I ommitted to add that. :doh:
Thanks for the ID Niall. :D

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Unread post by Rusty Justy » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:15 pm

Rattling Cisticola. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Cisticola, Rattling Cisticola

Unread post by Flutterby » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:20 pm

Rattling Cisticola in full cry!

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