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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:22 pm

I'm back... Any progress, GP?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:57 pm

I keep looking at Flycatchers. The GISS looks like one. But I'm totally mystified. I really have no idea which bird it is. :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:02 pm

Closely related to flycatchers... Have a look at African stonechat. :wink:

Like all robin, chats, shrikes and even some flycatchers, the offspring is very mottled and looks nothing like the parents.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:08 pm

Wel, slaat my dood. :D

I was looking at the chats earlier because there were stonechats about indeed, but this one looks so totally unlike the adults, that I discarded the idea. Neither SASOL or Robberts give a good description of the juvenile. I wish they'd include a drawing if the juv is that different to the adult.

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Unread post by Mgoddard » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:48 pm

thank you all again...have so far with your ID's added another 6 to my list.

Here are the last 3 on general birds.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:58 pm

Second is African Stonechat. :D

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Re: Stonechat, African

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:35 pm

This is two photos of the African Stonechat I took in the Kruger close to Satara.

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Rookie » Tue May 15, 2012 9:18 pm

I was in Addo at the end of April and saw a number of LBJs which I would like help with.

I did manage to ID some of the birds, but the LBjs just drive me mad. :twisted:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by adrianp » Wed May 16, 2012 10:28 pm

Another cisticola I'm thinking grey backed, or Levaillant's.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Roan » Wed May 16, 2012 11:04 pm

Common Stone-chat female.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by adrianp » Thu May 17, 2012 9:14 am

Sorry, my internet was giving me grief yesterday :doh: (Telkom!!!! :sniper: ). I did not see the picture of the female stone chat.

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Re: Stonechat, African

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 26, 2012 3:02 pm

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Stonechat, African

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 26, 2012 3:03 pm

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Stonechat, African

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 26, 2012 3:03 pm

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Stonechat, African

Unread post by okie » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:49 pm

Seen in Montagu today . Isn't he a pretty one ?

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