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Unread postby cybeR@NGER » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:19 pm

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Unread postby Anja » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:44 pm

This one I saw on the s29
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Who can help me with the id?

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Unread postby arks » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:56 pm

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Unread postby Candy's Style » Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:32 pm

Could you please help me with this guy... Seen in the Pretoria area in Gauteng...

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Unread postby Snoobab » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:48 am

It is an African Stonechat, either a female or a immature, look to me like a imm.

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Unread postby Candy's Style » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:48 am

Thank you Snoobab :thumbs_up:
Definately think you spot on as there were plenty of Stonechats around as well as the females. Altough the female had a more obvious orange chest leading to the belly so I think you correct in saying it is an Imm.
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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:26 pm

I am at my wits end with this bird. It looks like it may be a juvenile of some sort… the question is which sort. :lol:

The pix were taken this morning at Suikerbosrand NR on the edge of dry wetland vegetation.

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BTW, six of these birds loosely flocked together, all with exactly the same appearance. If they are fledgelings, it must have been a large clutch... or two or more broods happened simultaneously
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Unread postby deefstes » Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:18 am

Your bird looks like an African Stonechat to me. Again, this is an immature bird, judged from the black and brown spotting on the underparts.
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Unread postby Candy's Style » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:05 pm

Saxicola torquata
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Habits: Usually in pairs, sometimes solitary. Perches on top of bush, weed, stump, fence or telephone line dropping to catch prey. Hops on ground but soon returns to perch. Flicks wings and tail on landing. Quite tame but wary when nesting. Flight jerky, showing conspicuous rump and wing patches which are white.
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Unread postby deefstes » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:47 am

Male Stonechat
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Pjw » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:19 pm

And one more from Rietvlei this morning....
Is this a stonechat?
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Unread postby salamanda » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:08 pm

Yes! And in such a typical pose too. Lovely.

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Unread postby Pjw » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:24 pm

Thanks Salamanda. Any ideas on the 1st three I posted earlier today?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:46 pm

Pjw wrote:And one more from Rietvlei this morning....
Is this a stonechat?
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definately a stonechat!! they are also VERY common at marieville.
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