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Cisticola, Rattling Cisticola

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

Unread post by flying cheetah » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:16 am

I'm a bit confused about this one but my guess is a Red-capped Lark :hmz: Could anyone please confirm or correct me?
I saw the bird in Kruger on the S90 in Kruger (between Balule and Bangu) last May!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by pantera leo » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:45 am

Definitely a Cisticola, and I'd guess Rattling.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by flying cheetah » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:16 am

Thank you pantera leo :thumbs_up: After checking my bird books again I'm sure you are right, didn't even think about a Cisticola :roll:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by kittykat23uk » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:25 am

Hi, could I please get some help with this little bird?

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See at the waterhole near Satara in October.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by pantera leo » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:00 am

After a quick glance I would say Rattling Cisticola but I don't have any books with me at the moment.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by MattAxel » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:42 pm

Pantera Leo is correct, its a Rattling Cisticola.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by kittykat23uk » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:19 pm

Awesome! Thanks really appreciate your help!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:59 pm

Oi - the LBJ's :doh: Saw this little one in the South of KNP last weekend:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by adrianp » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:31 am

I think its a rattling cisticola.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by MattAxel » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:06 pm

It is a Rattling Cisticola. If you see a Cisticola in the Kruger, 99% of the time it's a Rattler.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Pumbaa » Tue May 08, 2012 7:24 pm

Can someone please help me with the id of these two???

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Roan » Tue May 08, 2012 10:23 pm

Hi Pumbaa.
Where were these pictures taken? The top one could possibly be a rattling cisticola :hmz: .
Hopefully someone else will have more clarity.

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Unread post by Pumbaa » Sun May 13, 2012 12:10 pm

Roan wrote:Hi Pumbaa.
Where were these pictures taken? The top one could possibly be a rattling cisticola :hmz: .Hopefully someone else will have more clarity.

good luck


Thanks Roan - Both pictures have been taken in Kruger in February.

Once more thanks :gflower:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:43 pm

Cisticolas continue to baffle me :wall: The first one I saw near Olifants in KNP on 25 April 2012. I'd thought that it was Levaillant's, only now, reading in another thread, it seems that Levaillant's doesn't occur in KNP? So it might be rattling or wailing or rufouswinged? :hmz:

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This second one I saw at Nylsvley (Limpopo) on 27 April 2012. Is it a Levaillant's?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by MattAxel » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:22 pm

To me they both look like Rattling.


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