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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:20 pm

Just popping in here to see if anyone can help me with an ID for this little LBJ. Spotted this bird in Addo in March:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:38 pm

Bushbuddies wrote:Just popping in here to see if anyone can help me with an ID for this little LBJ. Spotted this bird in Addo in March.


Have you considered the cisticolas, Bushbuddies? See if you can figure out which one of two probable species... It shouldn't be too difficult to identify which two I am referring to; the difficulty will be in making the correct ID once you have narrowed it down to those two.

(Tip: have a look at some discussions posted a little earlier in this thread...)
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:32 pm

I thought it to be a "tinktinkie" (cisticola)... :hmz: What do you think about my guess that it is a Neddicky (Neddikkie)?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:48 pm

Another that I'm not sure about — actually two different birds. Both seen at MZNP in September 2011. Might they (both) be neddickies?

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Unread post by pantera leo » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:05 pm

I agree on Neddicky for both. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Ladybirder » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:24 pm

Yes its Neddikkies The Southern race are usually more greyish on the front

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:10 am

Thanks, pantera leo and Ladybirder! Neddicky has been my bogey bird for some years now, so I'm thrilled that I can finally tick it :dance:
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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

Hey Rookie that's a tough selection to ID. Off the cuff.

#1 is from the cisticola family (note the rufus crown), probably Neddicky

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

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

Eina Rookie! :slap: Tough one, but let's give it a go:
1. Looks like Neddicky (Southern race has a greyish chest)
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Great Dane » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:21 pm

Slowly starting to index my bird sightings, unfortunately I am not yet mastering the art of identifying many of them with enough certainty to log them.

So here the first of a few seen this weekend in Marakele NP. With many of them I have a good idea what they might be bu looking fir confirmation. Others like the below I have no idea. Shape and size tells me Crombec of some sort, but doesn't fit any in my book very well. Also might be slightly larger than the 8-12cm mentioned in the book although not by much.

Here the we go, was must running around the campsite (at a distance) mid-day. Seemed very alert (looking around) was not picking the ground for food. the two pics are of the same bird in different posses.

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Later that day this one was sitting in the bush next to the tent before fleeing the paparazzi pointing the camera at it. Same as above? At least there are some similarities yet still looks different to me. Again Crombec comes into mind but still doesn't fit the illustrations in my book

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Thanks in advance, Michael
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Great Dane » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:41 pm

Closest I can get to this one is Levaillant's cisticola. Mainly because I can't get it to look like anything else. Photo quality doesn't help. Was seen in a bush at campsite just around sunset.

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Thanks in advance, Michael

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by mel123 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:39 am

Great Dane wrote:Closest I can get to this one is Levaillant's cisticola. Mainly because I can't get it to look like anything else. Photo quality doesn't help. Was seen in a bush at campsite just around sunset.

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Thanks in advance, Michael

Cisticolas are notoriously difficult. :|
It's definitely not a Levaillant's - the back is far too plain. I think it might be a Neddicky. :whistle:

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Great Dane » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:33 am

Thanks a million for the input Mel 8)

mel123 wrote:Cisticolas are notoriously difficult. :|
It's definitely not a Levaillant's - the back is far too plain. I think it might be a Neddicky. :whistle:

Never mind, should be possible to find another one of those where its clearer :|

Any others with input, feel free, Michael

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by MattAxel » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:17 pm

The bird in your 1st post is a Neddicky, and 3rd post is also a Neddicky.


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