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Cisticola: Zitting

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Cisticola: Zitting

Unread post by Johann » Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:49 pm

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

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Re: Levaillant's Cisticola

Unread post by Peter Betts » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:27 pm

Great sighting Johan Gee I battle with the id of these LBJ birds, but I know this guys call sounds like a steam engine getting faster and faster
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Imax » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:01 pm

Little Brown Jobbie that I photographed in the tall grass on Crake Road, Zaagkuil about two weeks ago. I havent had the time to ID it so i'll give it to you to do for me :twisted:


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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by JoelR » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:08 pm

Did it say zit-zit-zit-zit (etc)?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Moegaai » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:53 pm

Hmmm... Imax, I think JoelR might be right. It does look like a Zitting Cisticola! Let's see what the rest says.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by DotDan » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:57 pm

Zit Zit Zit :twisted:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by deefstes » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:07 pm

Zitting Cisticola certainly is the most likely candidate but I can't conclusively rule out Desert Cisticola.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Imax » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:42 pm

JoelR wrote:Did it say zit-zit-zit-zit (etc)?


As these mean little buggers tend to go, he was absolutely quiet hanging around us :tongue:

I must however say that first impression of him however did not put me in mind of a zitting, but then he was a bit damp at the time. My experience with Desert is far less, so i cannot really comment that i think it could be one

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Moegaai » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:15 pm

What has happened to our deloved JvR??? :huh:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by DotDan » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:19 pm

Good Question Moegaai :hmz:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Imax » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:30 pm

I have also wondered where he disappeared to!

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by ivan » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:06 pm

Hi guys here is one more

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:15 pm

Ivan this is one of the short tailed cisticolas, but I' have to ty get back with an ID...If one is even possible! :D
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:22 pm

Ivan- Cisticola Id is based on plumage, behaviour, call and habitat. I agree with Rusty about the short-tailed cisticola group. This leaves Ayres, Cloud, Desert, Zitting and Pale-Crowned. It's not a Pale-Crowned in breeding plumage, most likely Zitting judging by the few habitat clues in this pic. Ayres and Cloud prefer short grass(and different elevations) and seldom perch on grass stems. Second most likely would be Desert.

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by jacliz » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:24 pm

Spent the long weekend a few kms north of Roodeplaat Dam and spotted 53 species, including some new ticks, but as usual I'm struggling with the LBJ's :redface: Could someone confirm or otherwise my ID's? I think this is a Zitting Cisticola
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