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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:38 am


The Petronia's distinct features are: Broad white eyebrow extending far back towards the nape, dull creamy markings on the upper part of the folded wing and a clear white throat patch. The yellow on the throat is very seldom seen in the field.

The female House Sparrow does not have as broad an eyebrow and the white throat patch is either absent or not as conspicuous as that of the Petronia.

The female Cape Sparrow does not have the white throat patch and the back is more of a chestnut color.

The Petronia's habits will also immediately point it out as it differs considerably from that of the Sparrows.
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread post by Batmad » Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:13 pm

Thanks oom :twisted:

my bogey birds so far..........................

1-Pels (Going to tick in december!!!)

2- Narina (Going to tick in december!!!!)

3- Yellow throated petrunia
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