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Re: Chat, Anteating

Unread post by Leeukos » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:19 pm

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Re: Chat, Anteating

Unread post by Leeukos » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:19 pm

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Re: Chat, Anteating

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue May 14, 2013 10:02 am

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by rarheeder » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:29 pm

Hi all, I have trouble to ID a few birds. The pictures were taken at Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve. May I please post it here for help.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by huntsman » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:47 pm

You betcha... :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by rarheeder » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:40 pm

We saw these birds during a visit to Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve in Pretoria. For others these must be common birds but we struggle to ID them. Sorry, not the best pics :cam: .

Could you please help.

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5. I thought this might be a female ant-eating chat.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:17 pm

Hi rarheeder and Welcome! (I see that you've joined long ago but have rarely posted :wink: )

Would agree that #5 looks likely for an anteating chat.

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by huntsman » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:42 pm

Here are several birds that I am struggling with. I have an idea for three of them but may be well off base. Any assistance is appreciated...

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:12 pm

huntsman wrote:Here are several birds that I am struggling with. I have an idea for three of them but may be well off base. Any assistance is appreciated...

huntsman, can you perhaps tell us where and when you saw these birds, location and time of year are helpful information needed for ID.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by huntsman » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:16 pm

Good point, arks -

2. Barberspan Nov

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:52 am

That helped!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by huntsman » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:07 am

Thanks Johan - glad I checked!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:23 am

Second one looks like a Female Anteating Chat.( I say female because they lack the white shoulder patch, and tend to have more brown coloration than the male)


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