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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:20 pm

wildtuinman wrote:The raptor has feathered tarsi which rules out anything else but eagles and you were correct with Tawny Eagle. It is an adult with those light-coloured eyes.

You are spot on with all your other id's.


Just some further notes: White-throated Swallow looks much neater than Barn Swallow. It is a female Red-backed Shrike and Greater Striped Swallow is very scarce for Kruger.


Hi wildtuinman

Thanks a lot. So if Im correct my 1st bird is a barn swallow, 2nd one a Tawny, 3rd one a red backed strike, 4th one also a barn swallow and the last one a lesser stripe? Or is it a greater striped?

I spotted them all in kruger in January so all new birds to me (except for the tawny)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:23 pm

roaneric wrote:So if Im correct my 1st bird is a barn swallow, 2nd one a Tawny, 3rd one a red backed strike, 4th one also a barn swallow and the last one a lesser stripe?


:thumbs_up:

roaneric wrote:Or is it a greater striped?


No, it is a Lesser. :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:27 pm

Thanks so much for your help :k :gflower: I will be back with more pictures tomorrow :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:58 pm

Hi everyone

A few new birdies that I'm not sure about. Please help

Is this a green backed heron??? I'm puzzled with the red legs
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Is this a Bennett's woodpecker?
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Unread post by Albert » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:28 pm

Right on the Heron, the legs are orange-red during breeding.

I'm terrible with woodpeckers, I'd also go for Bennett's but maybe Golden-tailed? I'm sure the experts can help!
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:31 am

It is a Golden-tailed Woodpecker - fainter streaking on the underparts than Cardinal. Bennett's doesn't have streaking, but blotches instead.
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Unread post by DotDan » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:56 am

Bennets also has a "clean face" opposed to Golden Tailed.

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Unread post by roaneric » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:55 am

Thanks so much. If it's a golden-tailed then it's a new bird on my list :dance:
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Unread post by umtali1 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:35 am

Thanks again to all you knowledgable experts for all these pointers :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:57 pm

Hi there,

Here I am again. I have droughts about these too. :hmz: Please help :pray:

Is this one a Sabota lark?
sabota lark.JPG


And is this some kind of pitit?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Albert » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:19 pm

I'll stick my neck out here (dangerous with these LBJs!)
Yes, Sabota Lark
Second bird is also a lark, I think Monotonous Lark.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:36 am

Agree on your sabota lark. For the second one, could you crop it a bit? Very hard to see enough detail for an ID.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:53 am

Hi Arks

Does this help a bit? It was extremely far and I already cropped that one, but here is another one as well. Hope you can see ...

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