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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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