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Canary, Lemon-breasted

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arks
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:15 pm

I've been really puzzling over this one :wall: I think that it's a canary, but which one has both a bright yellow rump and pale legs? My best guess, even tho it seems like rather a long shot, is that it may be a female lemonbreasted canary :whistle: I saw it in mid-April at Crooks Corner, which looks like it may be just on the borline of its range? Getting even an ID photo was quite a mission!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Ladybirder » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:33 pm

Arks I think that Lemon-breasted Canary is correct , the female.The pink legs and the bold malar stripe.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:57 am

Great find Arks! Glad to see they are still around there.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:58 pm

Thanks Ladybirder :gflower: and WTM :gflower:

My pesonal birding "system" is to take lots and lots of photos and then hope to work out the IDs once I'm back home (often several months later :redface: ) and can look at my pix on my large(r) monitor. This one was quite a surprise, since while the photos aren't great since the birdie was either in shade of deep in a shrub :roll: , it was clearly at least a canary and lemonbreasted was the only one that seemed to fit, but I wasn't sure whether it might be a bit out of range. I'm glad to know that they've been seen in that area before and of course, delighted that I was lucky enough to see one. :dance: Definitely a great find!
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4,5 April Melville
6-19 April KNP: Croc Bridge, Olifants, Shingwedzi, Pafuri Border
20-24 April Mapungubwe: Leokwe
25 April-28 May Darling
29 May-19 June Cape Town
* * *
21 September-21 November Darling


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