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Prinia: Karoo (Spotted)

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Prinia: Karoo (Spotted)

Unread post by francoisd » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:01 pm

Karoo Prinia [Spotted Prinia] (Prinia maculosa)
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Not the best image, had to do a considerable crop on the original photo.
Wide distribution and common in West Coast National Park

Other Names
Afrikaans: Karoolangstertjie
Dutch: Karoo-prinia
German: Fleckenprinie, Gelbbauchprinie
Portuguese: Prínia-malhada
French: Prinia du Karroo
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:02 pm

This cheerful songster can be seen almost wherever there is a decent piece of fynbos.
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Unread post by arks » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:28 am

This one has me totally flummoxed! I saw it at Kirstenbosch on 11 October 2007. I'd thought it was a Karoo robin, and then I noticed that it has pale, pinkish legs. So now I have no idea what it might be ... can anyone help?

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Unread post by deefstes » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:34 pm

Hi Arks,

The long tail, slender bill and supercillium all point straight to Prinia and I would think this one is a Karoo Prinia.
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Unread post by arks » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:12 am

I'm hoping I've learned a bit and am getting this ID right, I'm thinking it's a Karoo prinia? I saw the bird on 16 October 2007 at WCNP.

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It appeared to be collecting berries!

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Unread post by deefstes » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:00 am

Youbetcha
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Prinia, Karoo

Unread post by arks » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:13 pm

Is this one also a Karoo prinia?
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Unread post by deefstes » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:23 pm

yes :wink:
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Re: Karoo Prinia (Spotted Prinia)

Unread post by Batmad » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:36 pm

no pic, but i saw mine in golden gate :D
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by CurtisDillon » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:05 pm

Is this a Grey-Backed Cisticola?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Niall » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:29 pm

1. Looks like a Karoo Prinia to me

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Unread post by Rusty Justy » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:49 pm

I agree with Niall, Karoo Prinia. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Rookie » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:10 pm

I am convinced that the ones that I am going to ask for confirmation/ IDs on will not spark the debate that the CLC or YTLC has.

These were taken in Cape Town during the last week:

Is this a Karoo Prinia
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by adrianp » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:28 pm

Hi Rookie

1 is correct, karoo prinia

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Rookie » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:31 pm

Thanks Adrianp, well I get to tick off some more then! This is fun! :dance: :dance:
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