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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by bondm » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:06 pm

Here are a couple of pics I took in the park last Dec. if some of you experts could help me with. The second was in Satara - a great camp for birds (and humans). Nearest I could get to with this one was a Prinia.

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Unread post by arks » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:31 pm

Your second birdie looks like a tawnyflanked prinia to me.
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Unread post by bondm » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:30 pm

Thanks the ID's SVR. bondm

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Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:13 pm

:hmz: I have 3... maybe the 2 last are the same... maybe

1) Lake panic - 11.5.2011

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Unread post by Ladybirder » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:42 pm

1. Tawny-flanked Prinia

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Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:55 pm

thank you very much :D
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Unread post by davejenny » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:02 pm

Hi there - I would appreciate some help identifying the following 2 birds...... (Taken in November 2011)

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Photograph above taken at Lake Panic. I'm swaying towards Tawny-Flanked Prinia, but would appreciate another opinion.

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Photograph above was taken at Skukuza, near the restaurant/river walkway. Was a very tiny bird, very skittish and always on the move in the dense undergrowth. I'm stumped for an ID on this one... Anyone?

Thanks for your help in identifying.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:35 am

Dave, the first one is a tawny-flanked prinia.

The second one, I just don't see enough detail to make a call... Sorry.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by davejenny » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:20 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Dave, the first one is a tawny-flanked prinia.


Thanks Johan

The second one, I just don't see enough detail to make a call... Sorry.


That's the problem, this is the best photograph I managed to get of it - too many leaves/twigs in the way, and it was TINY. Thanks for taking the time to look.

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Letaba - 9/11/2011
Olifants - 10/11/2011
Satara - 11/11/2011
Skukuza - 12/11/2011
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by adrianp » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:55 am

I think your second bird is a green backed camaroptera (formerly bleating warbler). It can be approached, but stays within and around the undergrowth. It calls frequently.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by DotDan » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:01 am

Just wanted to mention Green-Backed Camaroptera, an immature.

I suppose the photo doesn't allow one to be conclusive of the ID, but they are very common in Skukuza, and just as Davejenny mentioned, they are very small and love the undercover of the vegetation there.


Wouldn't completely rule out TF Prinia though

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:32 pm

Don't forget to possibility of it being a warbler... There I can think of a few that fits!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Trevor Hardaker » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:22 am

I'm confused... and perhaps that's not all that surprising either... :shock:

But, to me anyway, both birds are clearly Tawny-flanked Prinias. Even although the angle on the second photo is difficult to assess properly, it still seems to be a TFP and I cannot correlate it with a Camaroptera or any other warbler for that matter. But, then again, I spend most of my time looking at seabirds and waders and try to avoid those tough LBJ's... :wall:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:03 pm

Just a quick reminder on how the Green-backed Cameroptera looks like! :roll:

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Unread post by DotDan » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:32 am

:roll: :lol:


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