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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:11 pm

Crowned Plovers / Lapwings

Have a breeding pair across from my house at the moment, always entertaining.

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Unread post by charbel » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:18 pm

Dear 'mites,
Can someone help me ID this chick?

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:38 pm

When asking for an ID please supply, location and time of year, and what you might think it could be.

i.e Kruger Park, 20 November, blacksmith lapwing.
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Unread post by charbel » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:48 pm

Sure Bush Baptist
I forgot. It was seen in the Aoub River Road in KTP, June 5th 2013. I thought it could be an Ostrich chick when I saw it on the road, two years and a half ago. Now I see in the pic it doesn't look like one, since it has no long neck....

Looked at my Sasol Bird Guide, but couldn't find this particular chick.

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Unread post by arks » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:07 am

These chicks can be puzzling, especially if you did not see any adult birds nearby? My guess would be blacksmith plover or possibly threebanded plover. It's also hard to tell the size of the chick from your photo, but those very long legs have me leaning towards it being a blacksmith plover. However, I'm definitely no expert, so let's see what the fundis have to say :)
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Unread post by charbel » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:33 am

Dear Arks,
Yes, you gave the right hint. I came back to my original pics and found the adult. It is Crowned Plover chick.

Thanks!

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Unread post by hilda » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:49 am

It is actually a Crowned Lapwing chick charbel. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:29 am

My guess was right family, wrong member Charbel.

But when you added KTP it made the difference.

For this one time of year is irrelevant, but it could be in the case of migrants.

:hmz: This chick looks too young to care for itself. I wonder where its parents are?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:56 pm

charbel wrote:Dear Arks,
Yes, you gave the right hint. I came back to my original pics and found the adult. It is Crowned Plover chick.

Thanks!

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Glad that you found the chick's parent to help with the ID.

@Hilda: I know that the 'new' name is 'lapwing', but I learned my RSA birds in the 1980s and I tend to stick with the names that I learned then. Too much work to learn all those new names when they aren't even "my" birds :wink: Besides which, I also prefer some of the old names, some of which also seem to be coming back into use.
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Unread post by hilda » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:46 am

arks wrote:I learned my RSA birds in the 1980s and I tend to stick with the names that I learned then.


I think most of us tend to stick with the old names Arks, but I am trying to get used to the new names. :lol: :lol:
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Unread post by arks » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:15 pm

hilda wrote:
arks wrote:I learned my RSA birds in the 1980s and I tend to stick with the names that I learned then.

I think most of us tend to stick with the old names Arks, but I am trying to get used to the new names. :lol: :lol:

Yes, but then they are "your" birds ..... :wink:
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Unread post by hilda » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:24 pm

True! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by charbel » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:10 pm

The parents were around. It was really young!
As far as I know, for vulgar names we shouldn't be as strict as with scientific names, I think both plover and lapwing can be admitted.

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:41 pm

Hi Guys

This is my last 3 birds. I think I know what they are but just want to make sure

The first one was taken in Kruger. I think its a crowned lapwing but are a bit confused with this light color neck?

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:57 am

And yup, Crowned Lapwing.
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