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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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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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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Great Dane » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:39 am

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

Thanks a lot MattAxel. Slightly confused fused with the first one with the very short tail though, is that a youngster, or how does that work :?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by MattAxel » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:11 pm

Great Dane wrote:
MattAxel wrote:The bird in your 1st post is a Neddicky, and 3rd post is also a Neddicky.

Thanks a lot MattAxel. Slightly confused fused with the first one with the very short tail though, is that a youngster, or how does that work :?


I'm afraid I don't have an explanation for why the tail of this bird is so short, but with that colouring it can only really be a Neddicky.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Great Dane » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:30 pm

MattAxel wrote:
Great Dane wrote:
MattAxel wrote:The bird in your 1st post is a Neddicky, and 3rd post is also a Neddicky.

Thanks a lot MattAxel. Slightly confused fused with the first one with the very short tail though, is that a youngster, or how does that work :?


I'm afraid I don't have an explanation for why the tail of this bird is so short, but with that colouring it can only really be a Neddicky.

I see, again many thanks 8)

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Unread post by margriet » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:07 pm

Please can anyone identify these 2 birds. I've seen them in Addo last month.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:33 am

margriet wrote:Please can anyone identify these 2 birds. I've seen them in Addo last month.


Normally I would have suggested that you have a look under cisticolas (#2), but I see you are from Belgium, margriet. So chances are that you will not have a good field guide.

Bird #2 to me looks like a Neddiky from that area: plain-backed and usually a very grey bird with rufous wing panels and crown. Good shot!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by margriet » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:59 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:
margriet wrote:Please can anyone identify these 2 birds. I've seen them in Addo last month.


Normally I would have suggested that you have a look under cisticolas (#2), but I see you are from Belgium, margriet. So chances are that you will not have a good field guide.

Bird #2 to me looks like a Neddiky from that area: plain-backed and usually a very grey bird with rufous wing panels and crown. Good shot!


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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:47 pm

Are all of these birdies neddickys? All seen at MZNP in mid-July 2015.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:33 am

Both my SO and I agree with Neddicky Arks, let's hope one of the experts can confirm! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Ladybirder » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:05 am

Yes, they all are Neddicky, in the South their underparts are grey. :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by arks » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:19 pm

Thanks for confirming, hilda and Ladybirder :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:53 pm

This little guy was photographed in the Pilansberg reserve - looking at which Cisticolas are found out there, the lack of markings, I think it is either a Neddicky or a Lazy Cisticola. Please help with confirmation?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:48 am

My "gut-feel" is a Neddicky, but these two are so difficult to tell apart... :slap:
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