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Re: Chat, Anteating

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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.

Let's see what the fundis say!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:12 pm

This one has me puzzled :hmz: It looks to me like an ant-eating chat, but I saw it along Darling Hills Road, which I would have thought was out of range -- but then, birdies don't read field guides! Seen in late December 2015.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:58 am

Why do you say it is out of range, Arks?

arks wrote:This one has me puzzled :hmz: It looks to me like an ant-eating chat, but I saw it along Darling Hills Road, which I would have thought was out of range -- but then, birdies don't read field guides! Seen in late December 2015.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:56 pm

Thanks so much for the ID help, WTM. :gflower:

As for the anteating chat being out of range, it's not shown as occurring in the West Coast / Darling area on the distribution maps in either my Roberts or my Newmans field guides :hmz: It certainly looks like an AEC to me, but I'd never seen one in that area before ....
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