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Firefinch: Red-billed

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by TrevorC » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:40 am

I agree :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by KobusF » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:47 pm

Thanks, Batmad and TrevorC. One day i wil also be able to id them.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:25 pm

Close to Phabeni in a fairly well wooded area. Little fellow, I wondered if it were a finch?

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Barcud » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:56 pm

Hi MM,

You are right with a type of "finch". I'm going for Red-billed Firefinch based on the bill colour and prominent yellow eye-ring.

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Bird identification help

Unread post by BrettG » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:59 am

Hey all,

I'm new to the forum,this picture was taken in Kruger recently and I cant seem to ID it. Some help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:37 am

Female red-billed firefinch. Nice pic! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:01 pm

welcome to the forum bpgraham@hotmail.com :D

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Re: Firefinch: Red-billed

Unread post by Ladybirder » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:24 pm

This is a super picture :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:39 pm

Not 100% sure on this one ... is it a female redbilled firefinch? Seen at Mapungubwe in late October 2014.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:24 pm

Not female... rather juvenile RBFF: see the small white gape tubercle and grey eye ring (adult fem eye ring = yellow)
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:34 pm

Thanks JvR, :thumbs_up: yet again I am learning something new and useful :dance:

I saw quite a few different juveniles in late October/early November, many of them intriguingly baffling. Yesterday it took me quite some time to work out that what looked like "greenish louries", also seen at Mapungubwe, were in fact juvenile redfaced mousebirds 8) :)
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:44 pm

Is this one also a juvenile RBFF? Or perhaps a female this time? While the eye ring appears to be grey, I don't see the white gape tubercle ... but that may be due to the angle of the photo?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:16 am

That eye ring is more yellow than grey, arks. Compare it with the previous shot and the difference is quite marked. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:01 pm

Thanks Johan! I wasn't sure about the eye-ring colour as it's such a very pale yellow. Your help in pointing out the subtle differences is always much appreciated. :gflower:
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