Bird Identification

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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:41 pm

In Kgalagadi \O
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Mel » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:12 pm

Bad photos and no idea :o0ps:

Seen in the KTP in April 2018 at Geinab, Kgalagadi.
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Greenshank? Ruff? -O-


Seen in the KTP somewhere in the mid Auob, October 2017
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Masked Weaver? :-?
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Dindingwe » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:34 pm

Hi Mel ! It is always difficult with Waders...

I don't think it is a Greenshank, which has a thicker bill, especially at the base, and the bill often looks as if it was upward.
I hesitate between Marsh Sandpiper (because of the thin stragiht bill) and Wood Sandpiper because of the bold spotting on the wings and tail). As the first one is very rare in the Kgalagadi, I woul go for the Wood Sandpiper.

As for the Weaver, I agree with you, it may be a female Southern Masked.

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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Mel » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:39 pm

Thanks Dindingwe! Either Sandpiper would be good news for the KTP bird challenge lol

And I also think it's a female masked weaver :yes:
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:01 am

I also think that it's a wood sandpiper, which has yellowish legs, but even if the picture does not show it clearly, they could be ;-)

Re the weaver...I agree with both of you. By exclusion it can only be a southern masked weaver \O
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Mel » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:11 am

\O Lis.
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Richprins » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:14 am

Dewi says Southern masked weaver and Wood sandpiper. \O
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Mel » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:17 am

Thanks, Dewi lol
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by ExFmem » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:01 pm

0/* It's me - the most bird-challenged on the Forum :o0ps: Help, please, and :ty:

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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Dzombo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:35 am

1 - one of the Goshawks (am at work and books at home :-? )
2 - Jackal Buzzard
3 - Booted Eagle

Where were these taken?

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