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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:53 am

I'm still battling to distinguish between familiar chat and chat flycatcher. :wall: This one I'm thinking is a chat flycatcher, because of the shape of the bill and the lighter edges of the wing feathers. Did I get it right this time? Seen in KTP on 5 March 2010

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Batmad » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:42 am

Chat Flycatcher 8)

The Light edges on the wing and beak shape give him away :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue May 01, 2012 7:28 pm

Could you please Id the one, saw in Kgalagadi in January

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could be a Lark ??? :redface:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Roan » Tue May 01, 2012 7:56 pm

Hi Anne-Marie

I think the first bird could be a Chat Flycatcher (it is definitely not some type of lark).

Would like to hear what other members think.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Maxwell » Tue May 01, 2012 8:27 pm

Hi ann marie,
Are you convinced the pairs are of the same birds? They look different to me.
Chat Flycatcher is fine for the 2nd of the first two but number 1 does not look right.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue May 01, 2012 8:43 pm

yes Maxwell, I think so, the 2 series of photos are quasi (almost) in the same second/minute

thanks also for the help Roan :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by deefstes » Wed May 02, 2012 8:17 am

First two pics: Chat Flycatcher
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed May 02, 2012 8:28 am

:D thank you very much... :k
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:37 am

I at first thought that this was a familiar chat, but now, looking more closely, particularly at the tail, I'm wondering whether it might be something else? Seen in KTP in early November 2012.

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My guess would lean towards sicklewinged chat, but they're not supposed to occur in KTP?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:28 am

Chat flycatcher.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:30 pm

Thanks, JvR, I forgot about that choice :redface:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:33 pm

Kgalagadi this week.

Looks a bit like a flycatcher to me but I can't 'book' it.

Sorry for the quality, but it was a long shot.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:01 am

To me it looks like a juvie chat flycatcher...
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by jaffles » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:07 am

Seen this bird in March in Kgalagadi. Could it be a spottet flycatcher or is it a juvenile bird?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:49 am

Looks like a juv chat flycatcher, jaffles.
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