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Sunbird, Collared

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Rookie » Tue May 15, 2012 9:27 pm

Me again!!

Well these are general as opposed to raptors or LBjs, but I still need confirmations please!

Possibly a female collared sunbird?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Dabchick » Wed May 16, 2012 6:58 am

I agree with your ID Rookie! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by adrianp » Wed May 16, 2012 11:22 am

Agree with your ID :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Rookie » Wed May 16, 2012 8:33 pm

adrianp wrote:Agree with your ID :thumbs_up:




Thanks for the confirmation, couple of ticks on the list for me! :dance:
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Sunbird, Collared

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:36 pm

The Collared Sunbird, (Hedydipna collaris)
Current IUCN Red List category - Least Concern
Mainly insectivorous

Oribi Gorge, KZN

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by moobox » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:00 pm

Hello all
So I thought this is a white-bellied sunbird. But maybe I'm wrong because the beak looks like it isnt long enough and the colours dont look right according to my Sasol bird app. I took the photographs while waiting for 14h00 at Skukuza, just in front of the offices where it was sucking stuff out of the flowers.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by MxM » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:22 pm

Looks like a female collared sunbird to me. Know they hang about at the aloes near the offices.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Ladybirder » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:47 pm

:thumbs_up: For Collared Sunbird but its a male the female doesn't have green on the throat and upper chest and the Blueish purple breast bandband is also just for the male.

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Unread post by Scottm » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:18 pm

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Re: Sunbird, Collared

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun May 17, 2015 10:21 am

My contribution....very short bill :thumbs_up:

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