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Identification Help - General Birds

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:38 pm

Karin Mitton wrote:Ok, either imm Wire-tailed Swallow or Grey rumped swallow. The latter would be a lifer, but I think it is the former?


Don't discard Pearl-breasted either. ;-)
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:00 pm

That is what I thought initially, but they are not the most frequent visitors to that area :hmz: :hmz:
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But just because they visit infrequently, it does not mean it wasn't them.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Schlieck » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:19 pm

thanks Albert,
I think you are right.
southern masked weaver (female)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Schlieck » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:55 pm

hi
2 other problems.
I hope you don't get bored.
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(Monday I fly to Sukuza. I hope that the restaurants are better than in 2011; a disaster area)
but now the birds:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Schlieck » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:59 pm

sorry,
2 times the same bird.

I saw these birds in Damaraland in july
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:35 am

Your first bird looks to me like a chat, most likely a familiar chat, and your second bird looks to me like it's a brubru. :hmz:
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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:33 am

Schlieck wrote: Monday I fly to Sukuza. I hope that the restaurants are better than in 2011


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Steel yourself...

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Schlieck » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:09 pm

Hi Arks,
You have been a great help.
Thank you.
I have the guts to ask your advice on these two.
The first one is a bully canary (I think). July Namibia.
The second one. A chat?? which one??

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by umtali1 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:25 pm

Schlieck ,

Your first picture is a cape wagtail.
The second bird looks like a white throated canary. Perhaps more experienced birders could confirm :pray:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Schlieck » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:38 pm

hi Umtali1
thank you.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:28 pm

Spot on with both IDs, umtali1 :thumbs_up:

Also, the bully or brimstone canary does not occur in Namibia :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:57 pm

Guinea Pig wrote:Breeding season approaching = Weavers and bishops and whatnots confusing the bedinges out of me. :lol:


ImageIMG_6149 by Santie Quanjer, on Flickr



As expected, the bird adentified itself as it started changing into breeding colours. 8)

Same bird photographed this afternoon. My apologies for the quality of the pic but I had the camera on the wrong settings. Only noticed it too late. :wall: I'm not really in doubt about it being a Red-Collared Widowbird.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:12 pm

Have you considered Long-tailed Widowbird as well?

The red seems to show through more on the shoulder than on the collar. And it also doesn't quite look like the transitional Red-collared Widowbirds I see at present in Moreletakloof NR in Pretoria.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:53 am

wildtuinman wrote:Have you considered Long-tailed Widowbird as well?

The red seems to show through more on the shoulder than on the collar. And it also doesn't quite look like the transitional Red-collared Widowbirds I see at present in Moreletakloof NR in Pretoria.


...and so the mystery continues. :lol: I will keep an eye on it and post again... :P
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:25 pm

wildtuinman wrote:
The red seems to show through more on the shoulder than on the collar.


Got this shot of it today, facing me and unless there's something wrong with the bird's anatomy, that's not a red shoulder...? :lol:

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