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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:59 am

Hi Salamanda,

I battle to make out detail on the 2 photos. Could you possibly mail me higher resolution photos to wildtuinman@yahoo.com?

All I can say at this stage is: Why is the "Longclaw" not a Pipit?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by salamanda » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:18 am

Hi WTM. Many thanks. I will sent you the originals, but they are very far away and I cropped the pics quite a bit. You will probably have better cropping tools however . . . . Re the Longclaw/Pipit query: the only reason I had was that colouring beneath the throat of the bird in question. I don't know much about the development of colour in imm. Longclaws (actually, nothing :D ) so I took a stab at random.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:52 am

Hi Salamanda,

I had a look at your photos you mailed me, thank you very much.
I think you are correct on the Longclaw call. the bill certainly does not fit that of a pipit. Most likely a Cape Longclaw as the habitat is incorrect for Rosy-throated.

And I think Daan is correct with the Rattling Cisticola call.
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Unread post by salamanda » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:32 pm

Thank you so much WTM. Your help and that of DD much appreciated.


I don't know if you guys that help so willingly with IDs realise how much this is appreciated by those of us who are still learning, but it is a big thing, and a real excitement sometimes (new ticks, for example) to get this help, so thanks to you all. :gflower: I dare not name you as I shall inadvertently leave someone out, but you know who you are! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:09 pm

salamanda wrote:I don't know if you guys that help so willingly with IDs realise how much this is appreciated by those of us who are still learning, but it is a big thing, and a real excitement sometimes (new ticks, for example) to get this help, so thanks to you all. :gflower: I dare not name you as I shall inadvertently leave someone out, but you know who you are! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I agree with all that salamanda wrote :gflower: I read the ID threads religiously because I'm always learning something new, as with this longclaw/pipit ... fascinating!

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:01 pm

salamanda wrote:Thank you so much WTM. Your help and that of DD much appreciated.


I don't know if you guys that help so willingly with IDs realise how much this is appreciated by those of us who are still learning, but it is a big thing, and a real excitement sometimes (new ticks, for example) to get this help, so thanks to you all. :gflower: I dare not name you as I shall inadvertently leave someone out, but you know who you are! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:



I could not agree more!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Jesscan1 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:45 pm

Hello everyone

Can someone please help me identify the following 4 birds?

1. ?

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2. Is this picture below a Fawn-coloured Lark?

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3. ?

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4. Is this picture below a Spike-heeled Lark?

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Thanks so much, I really appreciate your help.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:18 pm

Jessca1, can you please include where and when you saw these birds?
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:12 am

I think you are right about 4. I also want to say there is a rufous-naped lark in your collection. But the experts must help!

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Unread post by Jesscan1 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:12 pm

Hi arks

All the pics were taken at Augrabie Falls National Park on 17 September 2015.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Jesscan1 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:26 pm

I managed to ID the birds that I requested ID on (confirmed by an ornithologist) and No 1, 3 and 4 are Spike-heeled Larks and No 2 is a Fawn-coloured Lark.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by salamanda » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:37 am

Shot Jessican! Lovely clear pics - useful for ID purposes for many of us i should think!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:25 pm

Looking at the spotted breast, I'm leaning towards a Cloud Cisticola. :hmz: Bontebok NP

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:42 pm

GP, my first thought was Karoo prinia. I think that the tail is too long for the cisticola? But I'm NO expert (tho I do see a lot of Karoo prinias in the Cape)!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:45 pm

I thought so too and never bothered with it again until now. A Karoo Prinia has no stripes on the head, as far as I could find?

This is a Karoo Prinia we saw in Simonstad:

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