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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:04 pm

Pic taken yesterday at a bridge over the N4. Please help with ID.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:57 pm

naomi c wrote:Pic taken yesterday at a bridge over the N4. Please help with ID.


SA cliff-swallow.
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Unread post by naomi c » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:16 pm

Thanks JvR! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon May 27, 2013 8:21 am

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by huntsman » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:01 am

...and this one has me clueless...


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perhaps this will help...


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Pics taken over a stream at a bridge.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:02 am

The second I would go with an Alpine swift, the white throat with white/cream under parts.

Wings have the classic swift shape.

Lets see what the others have to say.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:47 am

The second bird is SA cliff-swallow
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by huntsman » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:31 pm

Ja nee.

I was concerned by the white forehead on the Little...guess it's sun reflecting...

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:50 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:The second bird is SA cliff-swallow


On the second pass around I agree


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