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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:10 am

wildtuinman wrote:
I agree with Common Greenshank on the first photo and I think Sombre Greenbul would be a good guess for the 2nd photo. Where was the second bird seen?


The 2nd bird was seen in Umhlanga near the beach.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:10 am

Jip, Sombre Greenbul for me.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:40 am

wildtuinman wrote:Jip, Sombre Greenbul for me.



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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby hilda » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:10 pm

Karin Mitton wrote:
wildtuinman wrote:Jip, Sombre Greenbul for me.


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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Jesscan1 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:39 pm

Can anyone help me ID these 2 birds please? Taken at Mokala National Park?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:18 am

I think that your second bird is a blackchested prinia. The first one looks like a pipit, but I'm not sure which. Possibly a buffy pipit?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Jesscan1 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:32 pm

Thanks very much for the ID arks.

It is appreciated.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby hilda » Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:04 pm

I have asked two of our other experts, except Arks, who is always willing to help out here, (thank you so much Arks!) and I hope they will find the time to respond and also help out here. So sorry for the delay in finding help here guys and girls! :gflower:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:59 am

A pleasure Jesscan :D

@ hilda: I'm definitely no expert and pipits always defeat me, so I do hope that one of our fundis can help out :thumbs_up: I learn SO much from these ID threads.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:45 am

Hi there Jesscan1

The second bird is a Black Chested Prinia as identified by Arks

I also think Arks could be correct with that Pipit. Looks about right for Buffy except for that yellowish lower mandible, but that could also be debated with a few factors.

Do you perhaps have any other angle's of this bird?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:26 pm

Seen at Rondevlei in the Cape Peninsuia today. No idea what this bird with a seedeater type bill is. Juvenile??

Anyone help please.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby phhun » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:21 pm

Hi BB, difficult to tell but could it be a female cape sparrow? :redface:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:00 pm

Thanks phhun. That seems to be the consensus, but the grey was quite dark and it was a bit bigger than a sparrow, about common starling size. But then.....
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:41 am

Hi, saw this guy at Walter Sisulu Bird Gardens. Not a great photo. Is this a Warbler of some sort?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Pumbaa » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:42 pm

Need help with the id of this little cutie - We saw same on the S41 in February this year in Kruger

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