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Starling: Redwinged Starling

Unread post by MarkWildDog » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:17 am

This magnificent bird is common in our area, besides it's beautiful wings, it makes the most beautiful calls I've ever heard, my second favorute bird.

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:46 am

Have seen then nesting inside shopping malls, and they are common city birds.
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:51 am

On Friday, one flew into the Mantambeni hide in Kruger and ate the worm he had carried in, on the windowsill
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Unread post by Wild about cats » Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:55 pm

I had a beautiful experience with a family of them at Olifants. We were at the resturant for lunch and while waiting FOREVER for our food a beautiful big one came right near us to show off its call. We also noticed a nest on the aircon outside. We saw the chicks head peeping up to get food from his mom. It was soooo tiny, must have been a few days old. :wink:
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Unread post by francoisd » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:39 pm

Taken in Olifants rest camp

Red-winged Starling (male)
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Red-winged Starling (female)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by basde_vos » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:27 pm

davejenny wrote:I can't believe I missed the red on the Red-winged Starling :wall: :redface: I was tired though - so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :twisted:

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Unread post by davejenny » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:55 pm

Another reason was that I had my contrast on my monitor set too high - difficult to distinguish the red from the black :wall:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Falconry4ever » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:10 pm

davejenny wrote:Hi Basde_vos - I think your birds are the following:

3. Cape Crow

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Falconry4ever wrote:Cape Crows don't have red primary feathers as seen on the photo. That (#3) is a Red-winged Starling male. Females have a slate grey colour on the head.
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Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:39 pm

some more please :D

4. Red-Winged Starling ? 27.10 Olifants
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Unread post by deefstes » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:31 pm

Hi anne-marie,

anne-marie wrote:4. Red-Winged Starling ? 27.10 Olifants
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Yes, Red-winged Starling - and it's a female. You can tell by the grey head as opposed to jet black like the rest of the body.
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Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:39 pm

thanks very much Deefstes :D
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Re: Starling: Redwinged Starling

Unread post by arks » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:24 pm

These redwinged starlings (female, left, and male, right) were observed foraging in the black rocks area of Cape Point in October 2008.

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