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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by ritad » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:57 pm

Thank you for the answers! :k :k
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Albert » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:12 am

@weirdnumber:

I would guess a weaver of some description.. :lol:
In June, so non-breeding plumage for the males; could be either non-breeding or female Southern Masked Weaver, or Female Village weaver.
I cannot really make out the eye colour, but I would tend to guess Southern Masked (Female).
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:41 am

Is this a green-backed Camaroptera?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:29 am

:thumbs_up: Skukuza is a great spot for them.

If I remember correctly, there have been records of Grey Backed being found way up north around Punda and Pafuri, but Green Backed is the only one found commonly in the KNP

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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

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

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by hilda » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:24 pm

True! :thumbs_up:


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