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Streaky-headed Seedeater (Canary)

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue May 25, 2010 9:24 pm

Seen in northern Drakensberg, May 2010.

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Re: Streaky-headed Seedeater (Canary)

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Wed May 26, 2010 10:23 am

Nice shot DB.
We get them at the lodge at Welgevonden (adjoins Marakele NP) all the time, along with Yellow-fronted Canaries
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Super Mongoose » Thu May 23, 2013 12:43 pm

Hey Johan and Mites, I'm sure you guys can help me with this one. :pray: :pray:

This puffed-up little brown bird sat in my neighbours Malberry tree beginning April late afternoon - Pretoria North. Not a great picture with poor light.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu May 23, 2013 12:53 pm

Is that the best crop, only shot?

Looks like a mousebird, probably speckled
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Super Mongoose » Thu May 23, 2013 1:17 pm

Hey Johan, hope this helps.....

Here you can see the white brow and pink beak better and one pic of the birds tail.


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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu May 23, 2013 1:48 pm

Weird bird. Does not look like anything I know... maybe an escapee?

Let's wait and see what offers...
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu May 23, 2013 1:52 pm

Long shot in the dark -not a White Browed Sparrow Weaver?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu May 23, 2013 2:43 pm

I would never have gotten this one without help!

Trevor Hardaker pointed me to the canary family... and specifically streeky-headed seedeater!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Super Mongoose » Thu May 23, 2013 3:01 pm

Another BIG Thank You Johan for all the trouble for one little birdie!

:thanx: :thanx: :thanx: :thanx:

And a BIG Thank You for Trevor for helping to ID this Birdie!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri May 24, 2013 7:09 am

Hi SM, this is a Streaky-headed Seed-Eater, the streaking on the head is quite clear.

A common bird in Pretoria east as well.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Super Mongoose » Fri May 24, 2013 10:28 am

Thanx Wiltuinman

They are not to common here by us and sit every afternoon with the binocs spying the surrounding trees, but I so glad they do visit from time to time, another lifer is always exiting!
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Re: Seedeater, Streaky-headed

Unread post by Bosnimf » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:11 pm

Northern Drakensberg May 2013

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Re: Seedeater, Streaky-headed

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:14 am

Nice shot, BN.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by lemonbalm » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:32 pm

Hi All,

This bird has me totally stumped! Sorry - I only have the front end. It was taken along the pathway leading up to the Rondevlei bird hide in the Wilderness, so coastal bush, in May this year, and it was alone. I would say it was around about 15cm. Any ideas?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by MxM » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:27 pm

I would go with streaky-headed seedeater, but lets see what the more experienced guys think...
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