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Identification Help - General Birds

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

Unread post by Horrace » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:32 pm

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Hi Mites, I was at Maryvale this Sunday and managed to add some great birds to my short but growing life list.

I'm struggling to identify this one though. I have attempted to use advise set out in some of the books such as looking at the long decurved bill and shape of the head but I am still coming up empty.

Can some please point me in the right direction.

Many thanx
Horrace



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Karin Mitton
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:22 pm

The light reflecting off the back makes it interesting. But I would go with Leveillant's cisticola. And given that you saw it at Marievale - there are a lot of them there.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Horrace » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:28 pm

Thanx Karin,

Really appreciate the identification...


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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:49 pm

Guinea Pig wrote:
wildtuinman wrote:
The red seems to show through more on the shoulder than on the collar.


Got this shot of it today, facing me and unless there's something wrong with the bird's anatomy, that's not a red shoulder...? :lol:

ImageIMG_7733 by Santie Quanjer, on Flickr


Now that is the photo I wanted to see in the first place! :-)
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