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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:09 pm

Dear Birders,
Please take note that this topic is regularly “cleaned” by moving the posts of a specific bird that has been positively ID-ed to the specific bird topic for all to use when trying to ID their bird sightings, and also to read all the interesting discussions about the birds while ID-ing them.
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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by francoisd » Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:24 pm

Those small brown birds so many of us battle to identify, affectionately named Little Brown Jobs or LBJs for short by birders, can really be a pain especially if you want to increase the bird sightings list of your last trip.

Use this area to post photos of those LBJs you find difficult to identify and maybe some of the forum members might be able to be of assistance.

Remember only LBJs here. If you need a raptor identified go here and for all other birds you can go here.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:08 pm

Saw this bird near Lower Sabie on Monday. What made me take notice was the tail - very dark in the middle and white outer feathers. Obviously it refused to show the tail when I pointed the camera.
It is a flycatcher - perhaps a Grey Tit-flycatcher?

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:25 pm

One more - Ashy Flycatcher?
Skukuza on Sunday

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:18 pm

The pix are of two different birds, Karin. The first and second IDs offered are both spot-on captions for each pic! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by hilda » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:48 am

Great to see you here again Johan, and thank you! :clap: :clap:

Well done Karin! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:53 pm

Thanks for confirming - the Grey Tit-flycatcher is a lifer - always nice to add another to the list! :dance:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Tdgraves » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:45 pm

All help gratefully received for this one, it has been bugging me ever since we saw it in KTP

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:50 pm

Mountain wheatear perhaps?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Tdgraves » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:02 pm

Need some help with these larks seen in the KTP. The nearest I can get is Fawn-coloured lark, but they both can't be as they look so different :?

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all suggestions gratefully received!
KTP: Jan 2015, Sept 2016
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:02 am

A Sabota Lark perhaps? Depends on were in KTP you saw it - they are found in the western & southern Parts.

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Unread post by Tdgraves » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:01 am

Top bird on upper dune road, I'd need to check the other one by dates....
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Unread post by Ladybirder » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:26 am

I agree 1& 2, Fawn-coloured Lark 3 is a Sabota Lark.

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Unread post by Tdgraves » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:08 pm

Many thanks ladybirder. What about my other post (on previous page)?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:46 pm

Tdgraves about the bird on page 13. I think it could be a juvenile Wattled Starling, according to the size difference between your bird and the Canary and Sparrow on both the photos. The paler grey underparts also correspond with that of the Wattled Starling.I would like to hear what the experts think. :| :doh:


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