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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:47 pm

Yes Kalahari Scrub-Robin . :thumbs_up: The dark mark on the chest is the wind blowing the feathers.

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Unread post by KobusF » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:55 pm

Thank you Wildtuinman, DotDan and Ladybirder! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by KobusF » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:47 am

Hi friends....... Found the at Klerksdorp. March 2013 Some help please.

1 Kalahari scrub-robin
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Cois Cois » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:29 pm

1 - Kalahari scrub robin
nice photos! :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by KobusF » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:08 pm

Thanks Cois :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:28 am

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Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:37 pm

Hi Everyone

I'm a newbie in birding and decided to make my first bird list. I went through all the bird pics I took the last 10 years and my list coming on nicely. I just have trouble ID some of the birds (either the pics are not that good or I can't seem to ID them correctly) so I need help please. Here is my LBJ pics I have trouble with

I changed the lightning and zoomed in so you can see better on some of the photos

Bird 3 Kalahari scrub-robin?? (July, South Krugerpark)
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Unread post by arks » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:58 pm

Roaneric, could you please tell us where and when you saw each of these birds? ID is difficult to impossible without that essential time and place information.
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Unread post by barryels » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:25 am

Dear roaneric,

My take on your birds are as follows:

3. Kalahari Scrub-robin: Supercilium whitish and broad; loral stripe black, extending as stripe behind eye. Ear coverts sandy brown. The tail is a giveaway with its chestnut-orange, rectrices with broad, blackish-brown subterminal bands and white tips
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Unread post by roaneric » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:11 am

Thank you so much Barry. :gflower:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:21 pm

barryels wrote:Dear roaneric,

My take on your birds are as follows:

3. Kalahari Scrub-robin: Supercilium whitish and broad; loral stripe black, extending as stripe behind eye. Ear coverts sandy brown. The tail is a giveaway with its chestnut-orange, rectrices with broad, blackish-brown subterminal bands and white tips


Agree with most id's.

May I add that the Kalahari Scrub-Robin is ONE HELLUVA good record for Kruger!! As far as I know it has never been recorded in Kruger before (I see some records in the far north in Pafuri on SABAP2)! And I checked now and never even close to Southern Kruger during SABAP2 at all! http://sabap2.adu.org.za/species_info.php?spp=586

Where and when exactly did you see this bird, Roaneric?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by roaneric » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:47 pm

wildtuinman wrote:May I add that the Kalahari Scrub-Robin is ONE HELLUVA good record for Kruger!! As far as I know it has never been recorded in Kruger before (I see some records in the far north in Pafuri on SABAP2)! And I checked now and never even close to Southern Kruger during SABAP2 at all! http://sabap2.adu.org.za/species_info.php?spp=586

Where and when exactly did you see this bird, Roaneric?



I just looked it up quickly. The date and time on the photographs are as follows... " Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:37 AM". I made a mistake, sorry :redface: We were still in Pilanesberg that day. Only went towards Pretoriuskop in Kruger after that so the picture was taken in Pilanesberg national park. Sorry for that. :doh:

It is a very pretty bird. :D
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:06 am

No worries Roaneric. :thumbs_up:
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