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    My guess would be a Yellow-bellied Greenbull (Bulbul). Difficult to make out. What camera and lens?
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    Default Another not-so-good photo

    Please help with identification. The red spot on the bird's chest is a bit confusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Please help with identification. The red spot on the bird's chest is a bit confusing.
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    Where was the photo taken. ?? Juvenile Yellow White eye??

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Rautenbach View Post
    Where was the photo taken. ?? Juvenile Yellow White eye??
    Hi John,

    Taken in St Lucia,

    I just dont know, paging thru my Roberts today I came across juv olive bush shrike, but even that is a long shot.

    Flummoxed as Simon so eloquently says.....

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    Sorry, pic taken with Nikon D90 and 600mmf4.

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    Default Buzzard....? Which one?

    Been struggling with my big lens and decided this morning to give it another go, so we went for an early morning walk on the Ndola Golf Course. Some lovely trees and always a surprise or two.

    I need some help on the id......think its a buzzard not sure but which one?
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    Default Buzzard....no I dont think so!

    Quote Originally Posted by mfuwefarmer View Post
    ..... Some lovely trees and always a surprise or two.......think its a buzzard not sure but which one?
    I now think it is a juvenile Western Banded Snake-Eagle.....a nice surprise indeed if my id is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfuwefarmer View Post
    I now think it is a juvenile Western Banded Snake-Eagle.....a nice surprise indeed if my id is correct.
    That was my first impression, but am loath to try guess on Bird ID's which are way outside where I have been.

    Somewhat OT, it's been a constant source of frustration to me since I changed career that I haven't been able to spend as much time birding - especially getting those pelagics
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    yes I agree - Western Banded Snake-eagle

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    yes, I would go for immature Olive Bush-shrike - the rounded head, large eye and beak indicate a shrike or bush-shrike and the faint barring below and white tips to wing feathers point to OBS - nice pic!

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    Photo taken in the Richtersveld.
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    Default Richtersveld Bird I.D.

    Hello Spook. It is an African Darter. I thought Richtersveld was "only" rocks---but plenty water I see.

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    Hi Maliyavuza, it is the Gariep river that forms the border between the Richtersveld and Ais-Ais Nature Reserve.
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    Default Which Chat?

    Hi,

    This photo was taken at Marakele Game Reserve. We need to positively ID it as it is causing some discussion here at home.

    Possibly the Buff Streaked Chat or the White Throated Robin Chat.

    The Colouring on the back, the wing stripe and the line that touches the eye look a lot like the robin chat but the under colouring is more like the Buff-Streaked chat (as is the behaviour) so we are leaning towards a female Buff-Streaked Chat.
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    Default What a lark ?

    Hi,

    here's another one from Marakele, leaning towards a Pipit or a Lark but stuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougN View Post
    Possibly the Buff Streaked Chat or the White Throated Robin Chat.
    I would go for the Buff Streaked Chat

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    Doug

    Your first bird is definitely a Buff streaked chat... The giveaway is the black throat.

    The other bird is juvenile Familiar Chat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post

    The other bird is juvenile Familiar Chat.
    Hi Simon,

    Thanks for the ID's. I'm not that good at this but it so looks like a Juvenile Capped Wheatear in the book "The Bird Guide to Southern Africa" by Ulrich Oberprieler & Burger Cillie, page 307, what distiguishes it as a Juvi Familiar Chat?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DougN View Post
    Hi,

    here's another one from Marakele, leaning towards a Pipit or a Lark but stuck.
    Also a Buff-streaked Chat but this one being a female

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    I'm not (yet) convinced that it is anything other than a juvenile Familiar chat, but these beasties can be tricky. I'll be happy to be corrected.

    If it is NOT a Familiar chat then most likely a juvenile Buff-streaked chat. A photo of a Buff-streaked below. If we could only see the back of the bird clearly.



    Doug, ignoring looks, was there anything about it's behaviour that stood out?

    I don't have the book you refer to but I have never seen juvenile Capped Wheatears to look too different from this. You'll notice the stance is very different from the bird you posted.



    For comparison, juvenile Familiar.

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