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Seedeater, Streaky-headed

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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!

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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

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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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:31 am

I would agree with MxM's ID :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by lemonbalm » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:57 am

Thanks so much! Wow - very quick responses :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Snoobab » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:47 am

Very tricky from the angle of the pic so I wouldn't make a confirmed call but the area also has Protea Seedeater which can't be excluded

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by adrianp » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:40 pm

Snoobab wrote:Very tricky from the angle of the pic so I wouldn't make a confirmed call but the area also has Protea Seedeater which can't be excluded


Streaky headed seedeater for sure :thumbs_up:

Broad white eyebrow is the clincher. Also it is very common in the wilderness area. Protea seedeater is found much higher up the mountain in the fynbos.


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