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Identification Help - LBJs

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Albert
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Albert » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:36 pm

I'll venture a few suggestions here...

#1 is a Pipit, broad white supercilium , distinct malar stripe and yellow base to the bill ID's this for me as African Pipit

#2: not sure

#3: Spotted Flycatcher

#4 & 5 are both Sabota Larks

#6: Wood Sandpiper

#7: Klaas' Cuckoo

#8: Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:46 am

1. White-browed Scrub-Robin
2. Kurrichane (Small) Buttonquail
3. Spotted Flycatcher
4 & 5. Sabota Lark
6. Wood Sandpiper (supercilium extends to past the eye)
7. Diederick Cuckoo (due to the reddish bill)
8. Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Albert » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:47 am

Need some help with this one: Warbler (I think), seen at Camdeboo NP on 23/01/2017.
This warbler was zipping along the trunk and branches of Acacia (Vachelia) trees in the Lakeview campsite.
The quality of the photograph is a result of the fact that the damn bird would not sit still for a second.
This behaviour, as well as the supercilium extending to well behind the eye suggests WIllow Warbler; but what I know about warblers is dangerous; so all help is welcome! :lol:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:03 pm

Spot on Albert, Willow Warbler it is.

The yellowish front edge of the wing is quite a good quick feature to id it on.
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