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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Tit: Southern Black

Unread post by cybeR@NGER » Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:15 pm

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Seen at Mlondozi Dam PS, KNP (Oct'06)

A small black bird (14-16 cm) with white markings on the wings and under the tail. Female has grey underparts and is duller overall.
A noisy woodland species, chattering continuously to keep the small flock together. Sometimes joins other bird species when foraging.
Forages along branches, in crevices on bark and among leaves. Feeds mostly on wasp and caterpillar larvae by picking pod, holding down with foot and pecking hole to extraxt the larvae.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Mgoddard » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:51 am

As mentioned on the Raptors thread...I need help and confirmation on some birds...its not always what it seems to be and I think Im confusing myself...Maybe some of these are actually the same bird :redface:

The ones I think I know first.

Southern Black Tit

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:45 am

Look correct to me!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by MattAxel » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:02 pm

Correct.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Mgoddard » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:29 pm

thank u MattAxel...you have been of great help in updating my birdlist!!! :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:47 am

Is this, as I think it is, a (female) southern black tit? See at Mapungubwe on 14 April 2012.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by adrianp » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:43 am

arks- agree Southern Black Tit :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:37 pm

adrianp wrote:arks- agree Southern Black Tit :thumbs_up:

Thanks, adrianp, another new one for me! :dance:
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