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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:10 pm

Thanks Karin. :dance:

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Unread post by wingman » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:11 pm

Hi Crested Val
the greater stripped has a pale rump compared to the crown your bird looks to be the same as the head so I would go with lesser stripped swallow

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Unread post by wingman » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:22 pm

Hi Arks the cuckoo looks right for klaas but are indistinct, could you reduce the crop and darken the pics slightly to show more colour and try to sharpen by 1 stop.
the swallow the wing pattern is consistent with barn but the pics are too indistinct to confirm

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Unread post by arks » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:41 pm

Thanks wingman. :gflower: Both birds were very far away, so pix are inevitably indistinct :(
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Unread post by Garyd73 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:36 am

I'm finally getting round to cataloguing the birds I have seen in KNP but struggling to identify a few of them. Not the bet pictures but perhaps someone might be able to help out with this one please spotted in the south of the park in 2013. I have cropped them as the pictures will look too small when I have posted.

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Unread post by DotDan » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:03 am

Long BIlled Crombec

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Unread post by Garyd73 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:05 pm

Thanks DotDan that's a great help, I don't know how you guys do it when it comes to identifying birds.
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Unread post by Garyd73 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:08 pm

Could this one be a Water Thick Knee ?

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Unread post by Garyd73 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:14 pm

I will try not to spam this thread to much at the moment but have been thumbing back and forth for 2 nights trying to ID these, the closest I can get to is Laughing
Doves but wonder if the colouring is because of the light that I can't match them up

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:41 pm

Your 2nd dove is a laughing dove, Gary, but the first one could be one of several, most likely either Cape turtle dove or redeyed dove (but since you can't see the eye .... ). And you're correct as well with the water dikkop (I prefer the 'old name' to thick knee :roll: ). Well done!
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Unread post by Albert » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:45 am

Gary, where did you see the doves? I personally think that the first is not a red-eyed dove as it misses the pale terminal band on the tail. It could, however, be an African Mourning Dove. The latter could be excluded based on location...
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:50 am

Albert wrote:Gary, where did you see the doves? I personally think that the first is not a red-eyed dove as it misses the pale terminal band on the tail. It could, however, be an African Mourning Dove. The latter could be excluded based on location...


Number 1 is an African Mourning Dove.

Number 2 is a Laughing Dove.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:52 am

Garyd73 wrote:Could this one be a Water Thick Knee ?

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spot on!
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Unread post by Bushbuddies » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:27 pm

Saw this Stint at Stilbaai wading in the estuary. Not 100% sure about its ID. ?Sanderling. I personally think it was too large for a Little Stint... Was walking along all by its lonesome self.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:39 pm

Looks like a Grey Plover.
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