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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by adrianp » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:25 am

Well there you have it, three almost identical answers posted simultaneously!

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Unread post by Johannes van Niekerk » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:45 am

Thanks to all - you guys are on a roll!!!

I might just have to find some more of my Unidentified birds for you all!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by naomi c » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:58 pm

I am clueless when it comes to LBJ's! Pic taken at Mooiplaas waterhole end of December 2012.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by adrianp » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:26 pm

Hi Naomi

This bird looks like a young Afican pipit.

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:07 am

Agree with African Pipit at Mooiplaas.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:30 am

A few more that I'm not quite sure about :hmz: all seen along Darling Hills Road in late December 2012.

2. I first thought that this was an African pipit, but now I'm wondering whether it may rather be a longbilled pipit?
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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:51 pm

With arks's bird I have to hit the books... no time for that now, sorry.
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Unread post by arks » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:06 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:With arks's bird I have to hit the books... no time for that now, sorry.

Waiting patiently! :whistle: :wink: :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:29 am

arks wrote:Waiting patiently! :whistle: :wink: :D


Yarwell... these things take time...

The second bird is ALSO a juvenile bird which makes the ID doubly difficult: usually the pink tinge to the bill would clinch the ID as long-billed, but in juv African, the bill also shows some pink. Cryptically the hind claw is hidden... that would give away the ID in a flash! I need more time... Or another picture!
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Unread post by arks » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:43 pm

Thanks so much, Johan! I'll see if I've another pic of the pipit that shows the hind claw ....
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Unread post by arks » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:10 pm

Does this help at all? And to help me in future, what would be the difference between the hind claws?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:21 pm

African pipit you have here. It's. Hind claw is long and the LBP's is short
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Unread post by arks » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:46 pm

8) Thanks for that extra ID tip, Johan! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by KobusF » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:32 am

Hi friends....... Found the at Bronkhorstspruit nature res. October 2009

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:59 am

Hi KobusF

I say you are correct with the first two ID's.


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