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Finch, Locust

Unread post by Cois Cois » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:34 pm

Hi everyone!
I took this picture of a Locust Finch at Rio Savane, Mozambique in December 2012.
I just want to share this good looking bird with you all!! :)
Locust Finch by Franna92, on Flickr

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Re: Finch, Locust

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:33 am

Top shot of a very special bird.

Well done Cois Cois! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by MattAxel » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:49 pm

Nice one Francois... and good to see you posting on here! you should post on this forum more often :)

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Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:05 am

:yaya: Cois Cois, thanks for sharing this cute little one :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Rooies » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:54 pm

Well spotted (and captured) Cois. Any idea why they call it 'locust' finch ?
It must be a very small bird. According to Newman's, it is about 9 cm long and compare that with a Cape White-eye, which is very small but measures 11-13 cm.
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