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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:35 am

Concensus on Facebook - it's a Cisticola, likely a Grey-backed.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Jesscan1 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:02 pm

Can someone please ID the following birds for me:

Taken at Agulhas National Park in September 2015
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Taken at Lake Panic in November 2015
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:34 am

The Lake Panic bird is a Tawney-flanked Prinia

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Albert » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:50 am

OK, I'll stick my neck out here and make a guess or two... :lol:

Bird 1 appears to be a Large-billed Lark (other probability would be Agulhas Long-billed Lark, but I would go for the former)
Bird 2 appears to be a pipit, thus the only possibilities at Agulhas would be Plain-backed, Long-billed and African. My choice would be African Pipit.
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Unread post by Jesscan1 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:37 pm

Thanks very much Karen and Albert for the IDs. Appreciated.

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Re: 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.

1. possibly a canary?
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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.

On the first one, difficult to see, but I would suggest Female Yellow Canary.
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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

Arks I would go for a Female Southern Red Bishop ( first photo)
Second I agree with Rufous-ared Warbler.

The female SRB is streaked on chest and down the flanks.

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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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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by pnm » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:19 pm

Hi all

I took these pics in Kruger at midday in February this year. I have searched the books and scratched my head and I say Lazy Cisticola but my son says Levailants. Can anyone help me with some pointers?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:10 am

The Lazy Cisticola's mantle is grey-brown and almost plain, and the Levaillant's Cisticola has blackish upper parts with grey or buff feather edges. If you have a picture of this bird where you can see the upper parts, the distinction between Lazy and Levaillant's should not be too difficult I think. But I am no expert, I really hope one of our experts will be able to help you pnm. :thumbs_up:


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