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Warbler, Rufous-eared

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:24 pm

Rufous-eared Warbler (Malcorus pectoralis)
I’ve found them on numerous occasions in the Kgalagadi TFP along the road just outside Twee Rivieren camp (on the low shrub vegetation) as well as on the dune-road 10km from Twee Rivieren on the Auob river road towards Mata-Mata. Normally seen in the drier parts, as the karoo and western desert areas.

They are easily overlooked as a long tailed LBJ, but when up close you can see the lovely rufous ear patch and black breast band.
The adults are almost alike with the female a bit duller with a narrow breast band.
The juv. has no breast band and brownish ear coverts.

They are very noisy birds and can easily be lured closer by “spishing”, often causing them to pop up from inside a dense bush to see what the alarm is all about.
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Re: Rufous-eared Warbler

Unread post by Ed the Hyena » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:06 pm

Wow, now isn't this a pretty little birdie; great shots LG! :clap:
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Re: Rufous-eared Warbler

Unread post by Batmad » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:09 am

an absoloutly stunning bird!!!
where did you see this bird Lizet?
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Re: Rufous-eared Warbler

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:47 am

Batmad,
I photographed this one about 2km outside Twee Rivieren Kamp in the Kgalagadi TFP on the main road.

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:14 pm

Two more I need ID help for, both seen at Mountain Zebra NP in mid-July 2015.

2. perhaps a neddicky?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Albert » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:04 pm

Definitely yes on the Neddicky.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:05 pm

Many thanks Albert! :gflower:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Puff Addy » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:10 pm

Second bird not a Neddicky, arks.

Streaked crown, prinia-like pose, hint of a collar (in the first photo), and what looks like a rufous ear patch - makes it a Rufous-eared Warbler in my book!

http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/birds/cisticolidae/images/7352rufouseared_327w.jpg

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Albert » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:33 pm

I stand corrected on the Neddicky. Did not give the Warbler much thought, as I missed the hint of the collar, and I have photographic evidence of many puffed-up Neddickys from that area.....
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:06 pm

Thanks Puff Addy, that makes sense :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:18 pm

Second I agree with Rufous-eared Warbler.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:08 am

Many thanks, Ladybirder :gflower:
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