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Bishop: Southern Red Bishop

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:20 am

Kaapsedraai, are you still at "Anonimous" with that ID?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by adrianp » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:23 am

Clergy.... I was thinkning on the lines of cardinals and bishops :lol:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:42 am

adrianp wrote:Clergy.... I was thinkning on the lines of cardinals and bishops :lol:


:lol: Now the hints are getting to be blatant!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by ross hawkins » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:27 pm

No worries Kaapsedraai, @ Adrianp I was thinking Bishop, but none of them have a yellow Breast, unless I'm missing something?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:43 am

ross hawkins wrote:No worries Kaapsedraai, @ Adrianp I was thinking Bishop, but none of them have a yellow Breast, unless I'm missing something?


Eish! That bird is still incognito!!?? :lol:

YELLOW?? :shock:

Try red instead... And imagine more of it!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by ross hawkins » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:01 pm

I must be going color blind :) But that looks very yellow to me :)

The only possible bird then can be a Southern Red Bishop, but the color is putting me way off?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:38 am

ross hawkins wrote:I must be going color blind :) But that looks very yellow to me :)

The only possible bird then can be a Southern Red Bishop, but the color is putting me way off?


I'm sure once you have made up your mind the colour will come right too... You may or may not be colourblind, Ross, but you must remind yourself that you are looking at a photograph! Colours are frequently scewed in pix because of 100s of reasons... :wink:

Otherwise it will remain a yellow-breasted seedeater :twisted:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by adrianp » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:10 pm

ross hawkins wrote:I must be going color blind :) But that looks very yellow to me :)

The only possible bird then can be a Southern Red Bishop, but the color is putting me way off?


Google red bishop images, and you will see what Johan is talking about. The "red" in the photographs ranges widely from pale orange to bright red.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by ross hawkins » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:49 pm

@adrianp thanks for clearing this one up for me :)

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:29 pm

Another at Century city.

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I think I have an idea, but I am probably wrong,

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by MattAxel » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:09 pm

BB, with regard to your bird from Century City, I would say it's a Red Bishop.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:13 pm

Thanks MattA. :thumbs_up:

The males are in full plumage, and I took the shot not far from where he was.
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Re: Bishop: Southern Red Bishop

Unread post by Leeukos » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:18 pm

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Re: Bishop: Southern Red Bishop

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Re: Bishop: Southern Red Bishop

Unread post by Leeukos » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:19 pm

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