Skip to Content

Please help identify this little one?

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
stelliegp123
Posts: 93
Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:35 pm
Location: Centurion

Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by stelliegp123 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:49 am

Hi guys

A friend of me found this little one in his back garden, barely a day old No nest in sight. 3 weeks later and this is what we have now. Please can anyone tell me what bird it is? he resides in Nelspruit.

Sorry about the quality

Image

Image

Image

pops
Posts: 189
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:07 pm

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by pops » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:21 am

It looks like a bird of some sort.

Gerhard&Marthie
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:39 am

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by Gerhard&Marthie » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:32 am

I' will give it a go as a Thrush. Otherwise pamper it and hand fed it till its fully grown.
Good Luck :)

User avatar
Bush Baptist
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 6709
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:34 pm

Kingfisher?
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

User avatar
JenB
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 17063
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:41 pm
Location: Johannesburg - where they cut down trees and name streets after them.

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by JenB » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:39 pm

What are they feeding it Stellie?
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France

stelliegp123
Posts: 93
Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:35 pm
Location: Centurion

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by stelliegp123 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:42 pm

Well, Im hoping for a Yellow horn bill

They got special food from the vet and the little one is getting stronger by the day

I have a go - away bird (kwevoel) as well, and he is my baby in the house.

His best friend is the Jack Russel, who, will lie on his back for Coenie (my birdies name) to groom his tummy. Also found him as a baby! he walks around freely in the house and cuddles like a baby. Will post a pic later.

User avatar
wildtuinman
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 4621
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:27 am
Location: Chasing down the rarities

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:42 pm

I am with Bush Baptist, it looks like a Kingfisher to me as well.
674
Latest Lifer(s): Cape Rock-jumper, Grey Waxbill, Great Winged Petrel, European Storm-Petrel, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Cory's Shearwater

Follow me as I bird on Twitter @wildtuinman

User avatar
DinkyBird
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 42018
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Location: The Beautiful Cape

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:20 pm

I am with pops on this one :lol:
Sawubona
Dalene

User avatar
Bushbuddies
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1122
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:22 pm
Location: Centurion

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:50 am

Oooh - a Kingfisher maybe... :D This can get interesting... Maybe you'll need to get a fishpond soon for the little fellow! :wink: Please keep us updated stellie!
22-25 July 2016 - Pafuri Border Camp
25-28 July 2016 - Shingwedzi
28-31 July 2016 - Olifants

User avatar
Philip1
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2015)
Award: Musketeer of the Year (2015)
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2014)
Posts: 6257
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:58 am
Location: Far South in South Africa.

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by Philip1 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:11 am

:pray: Hi Stelliegp123, what a :littleangel: you are to care for this special little one :pray:

:wink: It is nice to see so many Mites caring :clap: :clap:

:pray: Hope that this little one will make it in your Loving hands :clap:
"Lose yourself in Nature and find Peace!" (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
UNITE AGAINST POACHING...What we protect,
do not let poachers take it away!

Extinction is forever and survival is up to---every last one of us!

User avatar
Kicker Cat
Posts: 96
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:27 pm

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by Kicker Cat » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:57 pm

My first guess is a thrush - but depends where you live - and when you found it

Good luck and keep us updated as to the progress.

KR

KC

stelliegp123
Posts: 93
Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:35 pm
Location: Centurion

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by stelliegp123 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:46 pm

So sad to say birdie didnt make it.

User avatar
Bush Baptist
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 6709
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:17 pm

Thanks for trying :thumbs_up:

It is not that you're a poor 'mum', but he was on a hiding to nothing to start with.
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

User avatar
Bushbuddies
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1122
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:22 pm
Location: Centurion

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:48 pm

Thanks for letting us know Stellie... I guess few of them do make it without their biological parents... :(
22-25 July 2016 - Pafuri Border Camp
25-28 July 2016 - Shingwedzi
28-31 July 2016 - Olifants

User avatar
SAGecko
Posts: 20
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:49 am
Location: Heart, Soul and Mind in the Bush. Body, sadly, in Fourways

Re: Please help identify this little one?

Unread post by SAGecko » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:13 pm

I'm going for a Karoo Thrush.

Slightly downward curved bill. Not straight like a Kingfishers.

Has anyone thought to ask the parents :D


Return to “Birding in Southern Africa”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Cape Bulbul and 3 guests


Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Kiepersol at 17:53:13
orpen
Submitted by Mischief at 12:34:25
satara
Submitted by Mischief at 13:09:26
nossob
Submitted by PetrovH at 18:06:01