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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Mutorashanga » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:58 am

Hi Granjan, this picture is certainly an African Stonechat, and it looks to be a female. As JvR has said that regional variations are important, so in this case the bird is just more greyish than buffy. There looks to be some orange on the flanks.

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Re: Stonechat, African

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Re: Stonechat, African

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:25 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Stonechat, African

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:26 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:01 pm

Having said that, I have tried unsccessfully to work out this chap, shot unfortunately in the gloomy morning at Bontebok park.

Another one.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:48 am

Can anyone help with my 3 a bit further above.

The best I can come up with is
2. Sickle winged chat?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:21 am

Sorry BB, will try and help

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by rarheeder » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:29 pm

Hi all, I have trouble to ID a few birds. The pictures were taken at Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve. May I please post it here for help.

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Unread post by huntsman » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:47 pm

You betcha... :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by rarheeder » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:40 pm

We saw these birds during a visit to Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve in Pretoria. For others these must be common birds but we struggle to ID them. Sorry, not the best pics :cam: .

Could you please help.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:17 pm

Hi rarheeder and Welcome! (I see that you've joined long ago but have rarely posted :wink: )

I'll take a stab at your #3 & 4 birdies, which I think are female African stonechats, while I think your #1 is a male African stonechat.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by gatita » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:26 pm

seen at GGNP as well. It appeared to be a spotted flycatcher but now I am wondering about the buffy belly and mottled back

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:41 am

Habitat and the way that it is sitting help to suggest African stonechat...
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by gatita » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:55 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Habitat and the way that it is sitting help to suggest African stonechat...


thank you Johan :gflower:

I should have thought of that as there were quite a few around :redface:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Tdgraves » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:44 pm

Can anyone help me with this? I have been looking through my books all afternoon and getting nowhere.....taken in Welgevonden in September

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