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canary, blackheaded

Unread post by arks » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:41 pm

I didn't find a topic for this bird, so here's my contribution.

I saw these canaries foraging in the shrubbery alongside the Abrahamskraal hide in WCNP on 28 September 2010. While they are apparently not at all uncommon, they were a new sighting for me :dance: — and I've not seen them since :(

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Re: canary, blackheaded

Unread post by okie » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:55 pm

Nice pics Arks :thumbs_up: Some time ago also saw some amongst fynbos , but the little blighters moved off before I could bring the camera to bear :evil:
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Re: canary, blackheaded

Unread post by arks » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:54 pm

Thanks, okie. Yes, they are very busy little birds, but I was lucky, as they stayed foraging in the shrubs right next to the hide for some time and if you take a kazzillion pix :roll: , a few may turn out OK :wink:
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Re: canary, blackheaded

Unread post by okie » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:13 pm

Right-on :thumbs_up:
Tread softly , and let your departure not be spoiled by the damage of your arrival

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3 - 6 Sept 2013 - Punda.
7 - 10 Sept 2013 -Shingwedzi .
11 - 13 Sept 2013 - Balule .
14 - 17 Sept 2013 - Satara .

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by gatita » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:51 pm

Unfortunately this is the only picture I have of a bird seen in Tankwa Karoo NP in September 2011. A juvenile black-headed canary?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon May 05, 2014 12:04 pm

gatita wrote:Tankwa Karoo NP in September 2011. A juvenile black-headed canary?


A juvenile canary it is for sure! :lol:

All juv canaries are streaked and your pic is at a very difficult angle, showing little of what one can use to make a good ID.

The two main contenders are white-throated and black-headed. The bill on this bird does not seem heavy enough to be WTC and I cannot see any eyebrow. So, yes, it appears that you have got it right all along!

Just as a matter of interest, for ID purposes side-on and rear views provide the most ID features... With this bird I will not argue if another 'mite offers a different opinion.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by gatita » Mon May 05, 2014 8:30 pm

Thank you very much Johan :gflower:
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