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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by bondm » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:55 pm

Hi,

Could you please tell me if this Giant Kingfisher is female or male.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:18 pm

I would say juvenile female :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:02 am

:thumbs_up: anne-marie... The rufous underwing coverts, just showing in this pic, is the sexing feature. The underwing coverts would be white in a juvenile male.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by bondm » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:24 pm

Thanks Anne-Marie and Johan,

At first with the russet-brown breastfeathers I thought it was a male, but then noticed the russet-brown feathers near the legs so then I wasn't sure.

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