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    Gister in my tuin sien ek toe n koningsblou suikerbessie.
    Van kop tot stert. Voor en agter.
    Hy was bietjie vinnig vir my om n foto te neem.
    Dit was nou hier in Kuilsrivier, Kaapstad.
    Ek is nou al hele oggend op "Google" maar kan nie n foto van die outjie erens kry nie.
    Kan ook wees dat Googel nie my Afrikaans verstaan nie...
    Kan iemand dalk help?
    Nog nooit voorheen so ene gesien nie.
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    Dalk so iets ?
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    Hou op om almal altyd gelukkig te probeer hou, Jy is nie n braaibroodjie nie

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    Quote Originally Posted by spicydave View Post
    Dalk so iets ?
    That's not south African.
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    As jy dalk suikerbekkie probeer eerder as suikerbessie? Of selfs die familie Nectariniidae ​gebruik.

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    Try Malachite sunbird.
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    Have a look at the Malachite Sunbird, only one in your area that could be close to that description.

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    Thanks for the quick response!!!

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...236014136).jpg

    Toe ek hom gesien het was hy baie blou, maar op die fotos is hy meer groen.
    Nog steeds baie baie mooi vir my, Dankie!!!


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    They can look quite different depending on the angle the sun catches them.

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    Lyk soos 'n Jangroentjie.

    Is hy groot met lang stert?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luka View Post
    That's not south African.
    Maybe got lost
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    Quote Originally Posted by spicydave View Post
    Dalk so iets ?
    I reckon it is a South American bird called a Purple Honeycreeper ( Cyanerpes caeruleus)

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    Please help with this one:
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    Depending on where you saw it my guess is immature Marico sunbird or immature Double collared sunbird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanRoux View Post
    I reckon it is a South American bird called a Purple Honeycreeper ( Cyanerpes caeruleus)
    Self deleted. I've gone off on a tangent...
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    I once struggled for weeks to Id a small differently marked dove in my garden only considering SA birds- stripes around the neck area and strange wing feathers like roof shingles pattern.

    I called it my zebra dove, and finally one day feeling silly, decided to Google "zebra dove" and got my answer - an escapee actually called "zebra dove" but from Asia if I remember correctly .... Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
    Depending on where you saw it my guess is immature Marico sunbird or immature Double collared sunbird.
    Kruger Nasionale Park, Christa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merwe Erasmus View Post
    Kruger Nasionale Park, Christa.
    Probably Marico sunbird then.
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    Need help positively identifying these guys. Photographed recently at Pafuri gate along the Mutali river. My guess would be Terrestial Bulbul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luka View Post
    Need help positively identifying these guys. Photographed recently at Pafuri gate along the Mutali river. My guess would be Terrestial Bulbul.

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    I agree, the 'furrowed' wing feathers are diagnostic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luka View Post
    Need help positively identifying these guys. Photographed recently at Pafuri gate along the Mutali river. My guess would be Terrestial Bulbul.

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    Correct

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