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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bookman » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:47 pm

One of the useful features of the Newman field guide is the illustration of different weaver nests. The photo is typical of the Southern masked Weaver, and that is also the only weaver you are likely to find in the Kgalagadi.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by michaelpr » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:12 am

Can someone help me with this one?: (Taken in Satara)
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:55 pm

Looks like Southern masked Weaver to me...
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Batmad » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:01 pm

Also think that it is that but that white on the belly shouldnt be there........
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by JoelR » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:02 am

The bill of the weaver looks rather orange, combined with the white belly and location it makes me think of female or non-breeding male Red-headed Weaver.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by JOL » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:01 am

I think care should be taken when looking at the bill-colour of this bird. The light condition might well be cheating a bit because of reflections from the yellow/orange flowers. I understand what you're saying though , JoelR , but shouldn't red-headed weaver have a plain grey back and ditto upper tail coverts?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by cu@1 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:17 pm

JOL wrote:I think care should be taken when looking at the bill-colour of this bird. The light condition might well be cheating a bit because of reflections from the yellow/orange flowers.


Not to mention the nectar-and-pollen-paint that would be adding to the orange hue...

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:27 am

michealpr,
I agree with RJ it's a Southern Masked Weaver. Redheaded would have a much more yellow head with the orange bill, plain back with a very yellow wingpanel.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:54 pm

Who are these guys enjoying the water at Nossob in December?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Barcud » Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:16 pm

Hi Bush Baptist.

The birds at the waterhole are...

Left to right

Southern Masked-weaver (far left)

Sociable Weavers

Red-headed Finch

Yellow Canary

Good mix there.

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:57 pm

Thanks barcud, the shaft-tailed whydah just flew away!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:01 pm

Agreed with Barcud! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Flutterby » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:17 pm

I know this is a bad pic but any help whould be appreciated. I took this today in Sandton. Is this a type of canary or is it just a weaver?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:11 pm

Flutterby, your bird is a non-breeding Southern Masked Weaver
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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Flutterby » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:57 am

Hi there,

I need some help identifying this - taken in the Pilanesberg.

Lesser Masked Weaver?

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