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Canary, Cape

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by deefstes » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:26 pm

arks wrote:I googled a bit to see if I could find some other examples, and found several, including this one (scroll down 2 posts for francoisd's ID) right here on our forum!

Well well well. There you have it. francoisd is your man! :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Rookie » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:41 pm

I recently visited Intaka island in Cape Town and came across some bird that I would like and ID or confirmation on:

and these 2 I would be guessing a some sort of weaver.

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I only have a very old Ian Sinclair's field guide with photos that are not great and a Sasol guide, so am a bit limited in identifying the different birds based on eye, beak or leg colour or juvenilles, so thanks for all your help.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Maxwell » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:40 pm

Blimey! You don't do it by halves do you?

Pass on the "Weavers"!

Hard to reply as the photos are not visible in this window!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Rookie » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:26 pm

Wow Maxwell, well that would be about 5 firsts for me (it is easy to get firsts when you are new to birding)! :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :lol: :lol:

Thanks so much for taking the trouble to ID these for me. :gflower:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:07 pm

Rookie, I think your 'some sort of weavers' are actually Cape canaries, a juvenile (or possibly a female) on the left and an adult on the right.
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Re: Canary, Cape

Unread post by granjan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:29 pm

There's a big flock of these canaries at Kirstenbosch at the moment.
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:49 am

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