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Woodpeckers: Golden-tailed Woodpecker

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:03 am

Saw a golden-tailed woodpecker on the S28. Hopefully one of the other okes that got a picture of it will post it. :lol:
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Unread post by vahine » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:41 pm

I saw this goldentailed wookpecker last june at Shingwedzi restcamp in the afternoon ...............
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Unread post by Hasco » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:33 pm

Hello forumites

Could anyone please tell me if I am right in assuming that this is a Bennett's Woodpecker? The hints on previous pages helped me a lot but I am still not sure.
I love to watch and hear woodpeckers but I am not very good at spotting the differences. This picture was taken in Orpen camp, next to the petrol station.

Thanks you very much because I am sure this magnificent forum will help me out (as it did before)!

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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:28 pm

Hasco, your woodpecker is a golden-tailed woodpecker, young'un. The black moustachial stripe as opposed to red for Bennet's male is the clue. Once you know what to look for and if the angle of the picture allows, you'll find other differences too.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Buglette » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:27 pm

Hi,

I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me excatly which woodpecker is in the photograph on the left. It was seen, and heard, at Mokala in December.

Many thanks! :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Maxwell » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:05 pm

From what I can see, spotted black crown and striped underparts, spots on wing coverts and golden tail (good clue there) it is a female Golden-tailed Woodpecker.
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Unread post by Buglette » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:11 pm

Hi Maxwell,

Thanks a bunch for the ID of the Golden-tailed woodpecker.

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Don't worry about the shrikes though - they were just part of the collage that was posted in my TR.

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:58 pm

Hi everyone

A few new birdies that I'm not sure about. Please help

Is this a Bennett's woodpecker?
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Unread post by Albert » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:28 pm

I'm terrible with woodpeckers, I'd also go for Bennett's but maybe Golden-tailed? I'm sure the experts can help!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:31 am

It is a Golden-tailed Woodpecker - fainter streaking on the underparts than Cardinal. Bennett's doesn't have streaking, but blotches instead.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:56 am

Bennets also has a "clean face" opposed to Golden Tailed.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:55 am

Thanks so much. If it's a golden-tailed then it's a new bird on my list :dance:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by umtali1 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:35 am

Thanks again to all you knowledgable experts for all these pointers :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :clap:
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