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Seedeater, Streaky-headed

Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:02 pm

I have seen these birds in Krugersdorp. Can someone please help me with an ID.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Niall » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:19 pm

Your pic looks like Streaky headed Seedeater.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by JoelR » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:22 pm

Agree with Niall.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:55 pm

Thanks :D
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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:35 am

My early October visit to Bontebok NP brought me another collection of "mystery" birds. Here are a few I need help with :pray:

1. Is this perhaps a protea canary?
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2. This one really has me stumped ...
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Barcud » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:36 pm

Hi Arks,

I've no clue on the first and last birds.

I'm still trying with these two, but failing miserably at the moment!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:48 am

Thanks, barcud. I'll hope that someone else may have some ideas. :pray:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by JoelR » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:27 am

arks wrote:Thanks, barcud. I'll hope that someone else may have some ideas. :pray:


#1 looks quite good for Streaky-headed Seedeater (or the subspecies 'Pollen-fronted Seed-eater'). The angle of #2 makes it a bit tricky but I would not be surprised if this is also a SH Seedeater. Eyestripe, colour pattern and sturdy, flesh-coloured canaryish bill seem right for it.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:50 am

Thanks, Joel! Now that I look (again) at the pix in my Newman's, I think that's much more likely than my guess, for habitat as well as markings. And it's a new tick for me :dance:
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Streaky-headed Seedeater (Canary)

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue May 25, 2010 9:24 pm

Seen in northern Drakensberg, May 2010.

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Re: Streaky-headed Seedeater (Canary)

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Wed May 26, 2010 10:23 am

Nice shot DB.
We get them at the lodge at Welgevonden (adjoins Marakele NP) all the time, along with Yellow-fronted Canaries
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Super Mongoose » Thu May 23, 2013 12:43 pm

Hey Johan and Mites, I'm sure you guys can help me with this one. :pray: :pray:

This puffed-up little brown bird sat in my neighbours Malberry tree beginning April late afternoon - Pretoria North. Not a great picture with poor light.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu May 23, 2013 12:53 pm

Is that the best crop, only shot?

Looks like a mousebird, probably speckled
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Super Mongoose » Thu May 23, 2013 1:17 pm

Hey Johan, hope this helps.....

Here you can see the white brow and pink beak better and one pic of the birds tail.


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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu May 23, 2013 1:48 pm

Weird bird. Does not look like anything I know... maybe an escapee?

Let's wait and see what offers...
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