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    Streaky headed Seedeater

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    Streaky headed Seedeater
    Somebody else said streaky headed canary.
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    I'm going for Streaky Headed Seedeater.

    The top of the head doesn't work for Yellow Throated Petronia.
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    The Petronia story is just for info and nothing to do with the Streaky headed seed eater

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    Please help with ID.

    Not sure if this is possibly a female Gorgeous Bush-Shrike coming into bloom. Light was not too good and this image is quite heavily cropped. looked to be green above and fairly yellow below. About the size of a Bulbul. Was eating an orange in the feeder.

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    Juvenile female Gorgeous Bushshrike?
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    Thanks for the possible ID. I will try and see if I can get positive ID as it will be a lifer and also number 90 seen in or from my garden. Not bad a 800 sqm stand in suburbia.
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    I'm leaning towards Yellow-bellied Greenbul.

    The orange throat is from what is on the bird-feeder, not plumage. Look rather towards the plumage, pale yellow below and most importantly the white ring around the eye.

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    Thanks Rob. Due to the low light I am not too sure about the orange throat being a reflection. Attached is the original photo which gives a better perspective of the lighting.
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    Not a reflection Pete, colour has rubbed off the food.

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    Hi Rob. Sorry I misinterpreted your post. I received the following from a very knowledgeable birder friend in KZN.

    In my opinion your bird is a Yellow-bellied Greenbul, ssp occidentalis. This ssp is much brighter yellow below than the ssp we see in KZN. Combination of dark red eyes and bold white crescent above the eye and a thinner crescent below is diagnostic. Seems out of range at your locality although its range is expanding.

    I am going with your ID. Not a lifer but still a new one for the garden. Thanks for your time and effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petewill View Post
    Hi Rob. Sorry I misinterpreted your post. I received the following from a very knowledgeable birder friend in KZN.

    In my opinion your bird is a Yellow-bellied Greenbul, ssp occidentalis. This ssp is much brighter yellow below than the ssp we see in KZN. Combination of dark red eyes and bold white crescent above the eye and a thinner crescent below is diagnostic. Seems out of range at your locality although its range is expanding.

    I am going with your ID. Not a lifer but still a new one for the garden. Thanks for your time and effort.
    To me it also looks like a what your friend suggests. By the way, they are social and trusting birds so often three or four will hang around together and will eventually sit on your lap ince the are happy with your presence. Another thing is the beak doesn't have the pointy slope downards that shrikes have.

    Of course, when they call you will know for sure as it is a distinctive sound.
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    I'm hoping it will come back. We spend a lot of lockdown time watching the bird feeders and always have seed, fruit & bonemeal available. It has only been here once and then only for a couple of minutes. We keep looking and hoping to get a better view.
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