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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:41 am

It looks like a female Buff-streaked Chat to me Karin. :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:43 am

hilda wrote:It looks like a female Buff-streaked Chat to me Karin. :hmz:


ThanksHilda - the male was not far away, so it makes sense. Will have a look at the book again.

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:44 am

Another one at Mountain Zebra -

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Unread post by Albert » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:35 pm

What is your thinking at this stage Karin?

I'd go with one of the Chats...black legs, black bill, lightish underneath, just a hint of a orange-ish wash visible on the side of the rump? :)
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:12 pm

Albert wrote:What is your thinking at this stage Karin?

I'd go with one of the Chats...black legs, black bill, lightish underneath, just a hint of a orange-ish wash visible on the side of the rump? :)


It is a chat for sure - I was leaning towards Sickle-winged chat?

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Unread post by Albert » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:52 pm

Karin Mitton wrote:
Albert wrote:What is your thinking at this stage Karin?

I'd go with one of the Chats...black legs, black bill, lightish underneath, just a hint of a orange-ish wash visible on the side of the rump? :)


It is a chat for sure - I was leaning towards Sickle-winged chat?


That would have been my first guess as well.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:13 pm

Sickle-winged Chat made the most sense to me too Karin and Albert. :wink:
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Unread post by arks » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:53 pm

Another about which I'm not 100% sure, seen at Rondevlei (Cape Town) in late September 2016. Is it perhaps a lesser swamp warbler?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:28 pm

Anyone??? :pray:

arks wrote:Another about which I'm not 100% sure, seen at Rondevlei (Cape Town) in late September 2016. Is it perhaps a lesser swamp warbler?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:34 pm

Hi Arks

No, I think with those pink legs and faint streaking on the underparts, I will say Little Rush Warbler.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:08 pm

Many thanks DD, :gflower: those warbler can be perplexing :roll: :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:24 pm

Another bird that I'm not 100% sure about, seen in Leokwe camp, Mapungubwe, in late April 2016. Is it possibly a streakyheaded seedeater?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:39 pm

No, I would say either one of the Whydah's females maybe a Pin Tailed. Really not sure about this one.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:54 pm

Then I think that it must remain a mystery, since I didn't see any whydah males about. Thanks, DD :gflower:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Panekoek » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:06 pm

Hi All!

As stated in the BBJ thread I have just returned from an amazing trip in KNP

I am very new to birding and have tried my best to identify these but theyre so difficult :(

Please Help!! I will pay in cyber hugs :lol: :lol:

TIA
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Common Quail I think?
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