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Identification Help - General Birds

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

Unread post by umtali1 » Fri May 12, 2017 11:53 am

timoha, I think :think: it's a female thick-billed weaver.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Fri May 12, 2017 11:56 am

It could be a red-billed Quelea. Or it could be a weaver of some sort. When weavers are not in breeding plumage, I am at a loss.
Maybe one of the experts will have a definitive answer.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Albert » Fri May 12, 2017 12:09 pm

Where and when was the bird seen?
This could maybe help exclude some possibilities.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri May 12, 2017 12:51 pm

Karin Mitton wrote:It could be a red-billed Quelea.


I think that is a good guess. I am however a but perplexed by the lack of a reddish eye-ring though.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri May 12, 2017 5:50 pm

Where & when seen gives us a clue.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by timoha » Fri May 12, 2017 6:28 pm

The bird(s) was seen in Kruger National Park - Near Satara camp. In the middle of the day (noon) - 2nd of May. - Quite savanna.

The bird did fly on Flock. There was quite many of them.

I eventually found something and marked it as "Red-billed Quelea - Quelea quelea" - But I could be wrong.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by timoha » Fri May 12, 2017 6:41 pm

I have one other picture about the bird(s), so you can see the belly.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Fri May 12, 2017 9:18 pm

Given when and where you saw them and that they were in "flocks", I think that you are correct with your (nonbreeding or female) redbilled quelea ID :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by timoha » Sat May 13, 2017 1:41 pm

Thanks for all help on previous bird...

I have new bird that I have not found correct ID:

The picture(s) was taken from Lake Panic Bird Hide - Kruger National Park. 4th of May, 7-8am
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Albert » Sun May 14, 2017 10:57 am

Looks like a Tawny-flanked Prinia
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sun May 14, 2017 11:18 am

I agree with Albert, definitely tawnyflanked prinia :thumbs_up: Nice pix!
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