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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:42 am

Arks, I am thinking Karoo Scrub-Robin. Would've loved to see a side on view though.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby adrianp » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:52 am

@ Arks

I'm with WTM on this one. The long decurved bill had me a bit confused, but after screening a bunch of pictures on the web, there appears to be quite a bit of variation on the bill length in this species. Yours probably represents the upper limit for this range.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:16 pm

Thanks WTM and adrianp :thumbs_up: Definitely never thought of a robin! I unfortunately don't have a side view of this bird, I agree that that would have helped.

@adrian: thanks for the interesting info about the bird's bill, because that was one of the puzzling features of this particular bird. I'm always learning something new here! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pnm » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:29 pm

After more head scratching last night I ask for confirmation of two and plain help with another! All photos taken at about 10:00 at the hide at Westcoast National Park on 25 November.

Is this a juvenile Karoo Scrub Robin? It has the characteristic white eyebrow but the clincher was a fluke pic I got (not included) as it flew under the boardwalk and I caught the characteristic white tail tip feathers.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:51 am

Hi Pete, I agree with all your id's. I am just not 100% sure of #2, but that is the best possibility.
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:39 pm

Hello Guys

Got a list of unknowns

I am trying to verify.

Two different locations and most pics worthy of the cutting floor

3: Karoo Scrub Robin - WCNP
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:09 am

#3 :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:14 pm

Thanks Johan

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:57 pm

Having spent the weekend in Tanqua, we saw some birds that we think we have correct and others that baffle.

3. Karoo scrub robin? But he was in a tree and the tail looks wrong.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:59 am

Bush Baptist wrote:Having spent the weekend in Tanqua, we saw some birds that we think we have correct and others that baffle.


You have 3 right, BB.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:37 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:
Bush Baptist wrote:Having spent the weekend in Tanqua, we saw some birds that we think we have correct and others that baffle.


You have 3 right, BB.

Thanks Joh :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:42 pm

Pic taken int he Karoo National Park. I am sure tis may be somethign simple and common, but for the life of me I cannot confirm an ID.
Any suggestions / pointers where to look will be much appreciated.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Albert » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:16 pm

Karin Mitton wrote:Pic taken int he Karoo National Park. I am sure tis may be somethign simple and common, but for the life of me I cannot confirm an ID.
Any suggestions / pointers where to look will be much appreciated.

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Looks like a Karoo Scrub Robin to me.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:05 pm

Albert wrote:
Karin Mitton wrote:Pic taken int he Karoo National Park. I am sure tis may be somethign simple and common, but for the life of me I cannot confirm an ID.
Any suggestions / pointers where to look will be much appreciated.

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Looks like a Karoo Scrub Robin to me.

I agree :)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:07 am

Excellent - Thanks Albert and Arks!


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