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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Kooscra » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:59 am

Yip. House Sparrow/female. :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:03 pm

Thanks chaps,

I am going through all my photos in order to back them up after pruning out those of poor quality. Maybe there are others who should be doing the same. :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Sprocky » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:08 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Thanks chaps,

I am going through all my photos in order to back them up after pruning out those of poor quality. Maybe there are others who should be doing the same. :wink:


BB, I have been threatening to do that for ages now, but I still need to get another external HD. :wall: Hope my PC doesn't conk before I get it. :doh:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:18 pm

On my way to Addo, at Colesburg.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Barcud » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:28 pm

Hi MM,

Male House Sparrow on left (brown nape, grey head, black mask, streaking on back), juvenile on right (gape).

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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:57 pm

8) thank you.
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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Mgoddard » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:59 am

Ok I have a lot of LBJ's and they are confusing me...I will post 5 at a time until Ive worked through all of them. Apologies if I post the same bird in a different position twice....

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Thanks for all the help!! :D

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by walt3 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:12 am

@mgoddard

I think you will find that especially on this thread the really wise oaks (not referring to myself!) will not help unless you state the time of year / place and behaviour if possible of the bird. And with LBJ's, believe me, you really need the wise owls. If you go through the threads you will see that there have been many appeals for that and some very heated reactions as well. It's a matter of principle for them.

Good luck with the sorting, and I really envy your camera skills!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Mgoddard » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:51 am

Walt3, Thank you. I must once again apologize for not mentioning where the pics were taken, but I took it for granted that ppl would know, forgetting about the many new members on the forum :redface:

All pics I post was taken during my 264 days in Kruger. From May 2009 to January 2010. If you need to know exactly when a certain pic was taken then I can post that as well (camp, road, date, time etc)

I hope i can get all ID's done to see where my bird list is standing.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Niall » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:21 am

#1 looks like a female House Sparrow.

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Unread post by DuQues » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:16 pm

Well, me posting that photo quite a while ago saves me searching for it. I still think that the ones in Europe look different. Have a look at these two:

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How is it possible that a topic about such a common bird get so little attention? :hmz:
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Re: Sparrow: House

Unread post by Sparrow » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:27 am

Here`s a :thumbs_up: for my namesake
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:42 pm

Another bird that has me stymied :wall: I'd at first thought perhaps a female Cape sparrow, but it has a light coloured bill ... so perhaps a juvenile of some sort? Seen in my garden in Darling in late September 2013.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:38 am

arks wrote: A bird that has me stymied :wall: I'd at first thought perhaps a female Cape sparrow, but it has a light coloured bill ... so perhaps a juvenile of some sort? Seen in my garden in Darling in late September 2013.


Have a look at fem house sparrow, arks.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:28 pm

:doh: Thanks so much, JvR. Easy sometimes to miss the obvious :roll: :wink:
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