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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:24 am

Johann wrote: I think that you've got a Common Fiscal here.



He doesn't "think" so, Johann knows you've got a Common Fiscal here... :lol: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:23 am

Thanks to both Johann & JvR! :thumbs_up:
I find it quite fascinating that there can be quite such a difference in the species dependant on where one sees it.
In fact I don't recall ever seeing the chestnut patch on the flanks before.
WackoRhino's Fiscal was seen in KTP and it was only after Arks queried it that I even thought to look it up. 8)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Dabchick » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:10 pm

I agree about the giss, WR's birdie is definitely a female common fiscal... :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:30 pm

Elsa wrote:In fact I don't recall ever seeing the chestnut patch on the flanks before.


All female common fiscals has rufous flanks, irrespective of region, Elsa. Just check them out next time you see them CFs... White flanks = male, the "pretty" one = fem. :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:19 am

I'm battling a bit with this one :wall: , is it perhaps a chat flycatcher? Seen along Darling Hills Road in mid-November 2012.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:04 am

arks wrote:I'm battling a bit with this one :wall: , is it perhaps a chat flycatcher?



With that over-bite? Never!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by adrianp » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:01 am

A young common fiscal perhaps?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:08 am

adrianp wrote:A young common fiscal perhaps?

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Goodness, adrianp, but you make life so-o-o-o easy for the mites...

I wanted arks to open a fieldguide for a change... :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:51 pm

Thanks Johan and Adrian!

@JvR: I DO always look (often extensively) in my field guide before I post here, but sometimes (even often) I can miss the obvious :redface: Juvenile fiscal was my other guess, tho in fact my book (Newman) doesn't have any pix of the juvenile.
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Fiscal, Common

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:01 pm

Hello Guys

Just came back from Tankwa, and got a few unknowns to tick off

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by MxM » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:54 pm

HiGilbertr14

1 - think its a J common fiscal

Sure the big guns will be able to help more.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:04 pm

MxM wrote:HiGilbertr14

1 - think its a J common fiscal

Sure the big guns will be able to help more.

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Thanks MxM, my initial thought was also a juvi fiscal. Lets see what the others have to say concerning the rest of the list.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by adrianp » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:15 pm

A few confirmations below in red

[quote="Gilbertr14"]Hello Guys

Just came back from Tankwa, and got a few unknowns to tick off

Juvi Fiscal correct
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Re: Shrike: Common Fiscal

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:27 am

This little chap was very friendly at Karoo National Park. When I went through our pics the other day, I thought it was a wagtail for a second ... ok, until I could not find a waytail that looked like that :redface:

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Unread post by Albert » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:22 am

Just need to confirm this juvenile....

Juvenile Common Fiscal

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