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Identification Help - General Birds

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:27 pm

Saw this Stint at Stilbaai wading in the estuary. Not 100% sure about its ID. ?Sanderling. I personally think it was too large for a Little Stint... Was walking along all by its lonesome self.

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:39 pm

Looks like a Grey Plover.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:14 pm

That looks about right to me - thanks Wildtuinman! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Garyd73 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:23 pm

Thanks everyone for the input on my pics.

For the Doves I can confirm the first one was taken at Tshokwane and the second at Lower Sabie.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Apus » Sun May 01, 2016 10:10 pm

Appreciate the ID for this bird please.....taken at Lower Sabie...Thanks
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon May 02, 2016 8:52 am

Apus wrote:Appreciate the ID for this bird please.....taken at Lower Sabie...Thanks



Perhaps a Yellow-bellied Eremomela?

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Unread post by gatita » Mon May 02, 2016 9:10 am

I think it could be a tawny-flanked prinia :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Apus » Mon May 02, 2016 11:42 am

Thank you Karin Mitton and gatita....I can not believe that I kept on looking for the TF Prinia
wanting it to have it's tail upwards. :redface:

Appreciated. :clap:

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Unread post by isinkwe » Mon May 02, 2016 2:26 pm

gatita wrote:I think it could be a tawny-flanked prinia :hmz:

I tend to agree with this.
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So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by elpaco » Sun May 22, 2016 3:14 pm

A bit of doubt on this one, so please, help me ID this one.

when I saw it on the Olifants river, it was clearly a black egret.
but now that I am looking at the photos, I am a bit puzzled by the decurved bill ...
any thoughts ? thanks
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Unread post by arks » Sun May 22, 2016 3:31 pm

I'd guess that that's a glossy ibis, elpaco
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Unread post by elpaco » Sun May 22, 2016 3:53 pm

thnaks

you are probably right, I am just surprised it is so dark
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Apus » Sat May 28, 2016 8:45 am

Hi, This was at Skukuza..perhaps a juv Black Cuckoo?? anyone? thanks..
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sat May 28, 2016 12:09 pm

My guess is possibly juvenile forktailed drongo?
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