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Unread post by Elsa » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:48 pm

Seen at the Biyamiti Weir in Kruger last month.

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Unread post by Candy's Style » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:57 pm

Afrikaans: Gewone Ruiter
Xhosa: Uthuthula
Scientific: Actitis hypoleucos

Habits: Usually solitary but roosts in small groups of up to 30 birds on coast or on ground near water. Flight and movements quick and jerky, body usally tilted foward at angle when walking. Forages by pecking at surface of mud or water and by probing mud or mammal dung with bill. May take leeches off hippos.
Food: Insects, molluscs, crustaceans, leeches and fish fry :? :lol:
Breeding: Extralimital
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Unread post by JenB » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:41 am

Sunset dam.

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Unread post by Pjw » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:55 pm

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Seen at Sunset dam on Thursday. Which of the migrant waders is it :hmz: One of the sandpipers perhaps. Please help me ID it
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Unread post by iNkwazi » Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:18 pm

:hmz: Think its a Common Sandpiper
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Unread post by Pjw » Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:21 pm

Thanks iNkwazi
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Unread post by Haplo » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:38 am

Hi guys, hope someone can help me ID this fella....
I am at a bit of a loss, and the bird books lead to to a conclusion that I can't - nay, don't want to believe.....

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Unread post by Eugene123 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:06 am

? Common Sandpiper. White shoulder crescent, wingtips falling short of end of tail, supercilium extends behind eye. Seen where?
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Unread post by DotDan » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:09 pm

:thumbs_up: @ Common Sandpiper

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Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:03 pm

Hi. I hope somebody could help identifying the following bird.

Answers to the questions asked in identifying a bird.
1.) Where did you see this animal? (National Park, area of the country.)
Kruger National Park. Taken at Keerwal close to Biyamiti.

2.) In what habitat was it? (Rocks, tree, mountainous, grasland, etc.)
The bird was sitting on the overflow of a low water bridge.

3.) What size was it approx.?
Very Small (10 - 15 cm)

4.) Was it alone?
Yes

5.) What was it doing?
The bird was either looking for food or drinking water.

6.) What time of year / season was it?
Summer (2011-03-06)

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I have a few possible ID's, but none of them are found in the Kruger.
[*] Great Knot (Only a single sighting in Southern Africa according to SASOL book. :hmz: )
[*] Ruff (The bird I saw was very small, where the Ruff is 24 - 30 cm :hmz: )
[*] Long-toed Stint (This bird is also not found in Kruger. :hmz: )

Any help will be appreciated... :D
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Unread post by Micetta » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:39 pm

The common sandpiper is the one that comes closest in my opinion, but....not much of a white shoulder patch and the pattern on the breats goes further down :hmz: At least the legs are right :lol:

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Unread post by MattAxel » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:34 pm

My vote goes to Common Sndpiper

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Unread post by ross hawkins » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:00 pm

@ Leeukos

I agree with Common Sandpiper

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Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:34 pm

and another one... but no idea :redface:

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18.4.2011 around Olifants

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by pantera leo » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:21 pm

Common Sandpiper! :thumbs_up:


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