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Re: Longclaw: Cape

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Re: Longclaw: Cape

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Re: Longclaw: Cape

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"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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Re: Longclaw: Cape

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
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"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: Longclaw: Cape

Unread post by Leeukos » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:01 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: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Porridge » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:47 pm

I'm very much of a birding newbie, but am really getting into it. Saw the following at Rietvlei in Pretoria on 29/12/2013, and would really appreciate a positive ID :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:59 pm

Cape longclaw is about as possitive as it gets... :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Porridge » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:03 pm

LOL!!! Thanks, Johan :lol: I really didn't have a clue.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by huntsman » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:16 pm

That's a great bird, and if you're patient, he'll come in quite close and give you great views. Have fun... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:41 pm

Porridge wrote:I'm very much of a birding newbie, but am really getting into it. Saw the following at Rietvlei in Pretoria on 29/12/2013, and would really appreciate a positive ID :thumbs_up:

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Cape Longclaw

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by salamanda » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:32 am

Is this bird a Longclaw? If it is, there is indication of an orange(?) [or even rosy :wink: ] throat but no colouring across the breast. can someone please help with the ID? it was seen in iMfolozi, KZN, this month.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Philip1 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:02 am

:) The body and legs look like a Longclaw, but the body not colourful enough. :hmz: :think:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:27 pm

About the Longclaw. Difficult one, but I would reckon any of the Longclaw's would probably show some color on the underparts. Unfortunately I cannot find too many examples of Juvie Longclaw's so I cannot rule out Longclaw :lol:

I dunno :|

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by salamanda » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:38 pm

Many thanks DD. :D Would anyone else like to weigh in on the possible Longclaw?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:59 am

Hi Salamanda,

I battle to make out detail on the 2 photos. Could you possibly mail me higher resolution photos to wildtuinman@yahoo.com?

All I can say at this stage is: Why is the "Longclaw" not a Pipit?
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