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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by hilda » Tue May 31, 2016 5:43 am

It looks like a Southern Grey-headed Sparrow to me Jesscan1? I hope DotDan and Wildtuinman pop in here soon! :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Seagull88 » Tue May 31, 2016 7:31 am

The second picture confirms Grey Headed Sparrow in my estimation

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Unread post by Jesscan1 » Tue May 31, 2016 8:16 am

Thanks very much for the ID Hilda and Seagull88

Appreciated.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Apus » Tue May 31, 2016 9:36 am

Re : Juvenile bird near Skukuza...Arks posted ""My guess is possibly juvenile forktailed drongo?"". Thanks for your input Arks, I am not so sure
as I looked at some images from behind and there is no typical fork whatsoever but then it might develope later ??? anyway thanks. appreciated. :)

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Unread post by Ladybirder » Tue May 31, 2016 5:08 pm

Jesscan1 :thumbs_up: for Southern Grey-headed Sparrow

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Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:49 am

Photos not very clear but hope someone could help ID for me.

Saw this little one on our recent trip to Addo.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by hilda » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:46 pm

My LBJ knowledge is very bad Trrp-trrrrrrrr, but it looks like a Neddicky to me. Rufous cap, back, rump and upper tail coverts plain brown, underparts smoky grey, darker on breast, darkest on sides and flanks, bill dark horn, base pinkish (I cannot see whether the base is pinkish), eyes pale brown (which I can also not see), legs and feet pinkish brown. Rather wait for DotDan and Wildtuinman to give you the correct ID! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Ladybirder » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:45 pm

Hilda :thumbs_up: for Neddicky

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Unread post by hilda » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:17 am

Thank you for coming to my rescue Ladybirder! :gflower:
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Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:44 am

Thank you so much Hilda :gflower: & Ladybirder :gflower: for helping me with the ID. :thumbs_up:

I have another one, it was not very close. It was really a very tiny little bird, we thought it could maybe be a baby Kwiki or if we were very lucky maybe a Kittlitz's Plover :hmz:
Photo was also taken in Addo.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by hilda » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:58 am

I think it is a Cape Wagtail Trrp-trrrrrrrr. :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Ladybirder » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:51 pm

Cape Wagtail was also my first impression, Hilda

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Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:02 am

Once again big thanks to you Hilda :gflower: and Ladybirder :gflower: for ID of the Cape Wagtail. :thumbs_up:
Must say he was ever of cute and teeny tiny! :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:00 am

These little birds have me baffled :hmz: I'd first thought pearlbreasted swallows, but they seem to have white rumps, so perhaps common house martins? But the one in flight has white 'lights' on its tail (and also perhaps no white rump), and might perhaps be something different? Seen in KNP along the S25 on 6 April 2016.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:59 pm

I would have gone with House Martins as well, but I agree, those white spots are confusing. Maybe one of the experts will help


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