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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:28 am

Thanks, Johan :thumbs_up: First time I've seen this one in Darling.

Also wondering whether you saw my further question about those whimbrels?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:06 pm

arks wrote:Also wondering whether you saw my further question about those whimbrels?


Nope... I don't see any question I want to take a shot at at this link. I certainly cannot answer if your memory is flagging (misremember) :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:09 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:
arks wrote:Also wondering whether you saw my further question about those whimbrels?
Nope... I don't see any question I want to take a shot at at this link. I certainly cannot answer if your memory is flagging (misremember) :lol:

Thanks, JvR. A whimbrel would be a new tick for me, but I think that I must wait for a more 'definitive' view before adding it to my list. :D
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Re: African Dusky Flycatcher

Unread postby granjan » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:08 pm

Lots of the little birds in Kirstenbosch.

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Re: African Dusky Flycatcher

Unread postby TrevorC » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:28 pm

Great photo granjan :clap:

I got this little guy in Dullstroom last year

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Re: African Dusky Flycatcher

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:43 pm

Nice shots everyone!

They can be quite common in the Skukuza area in winter. Snapped this one at the Skukuza day visitors'.

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby huntsman » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:42 pm

Here are several birds that I am struggling with. I have an idea for three of them but may be well off base. Any assistance is appreciated...

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:12 pm

huntsman wrote:Here are several birds that I am struggling with. I have an idea for three of them but may be well off base. Any assistance is appreciated...

huntsman, can you perhaps tell us where and when you saw these birds, location and time of year are helpful information needed for ID.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby huntsman » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:16 pm

Good point, arks -

4. Borakalalo - Nov

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:52 am

That helped!

#4 - African dusky flycatcher: colour, short eyebrow and two-tone bill (lower mandible yellow)
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby huntsman » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:07 am

Thanks Johan - glad I checked!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:10 pm

I also need some assistance with this one - it is either a Dusky or Ashy Flycatcher

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:40 pm

Karin Mitton wrote:I also need some assistance with this one - it is either a Dusky or Ashy Flycatcher


Hi Karin,

I assume it is of the same bird. I am happy to id it as Dusky.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:21 pm

wildtuinman wrote:
Karin Mitton wrote:I also need some assistance with this one - it is either a Dusky or Ashy Flycatcher


Hi Karin,

I assume it is of the same bird. I am happy to id it as Dusky.


I should have checked my post! I should have typed Dusky and Ashy Flycatcher :redface: :redface: :redface:

I have done some more searching, and I think the first 2 pics are of the Dusky, and the last 2 pics are of an Ashy


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