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    Quote Originally Posted by RobH View Post
    No idea but it's in a cage or an escapee.

    Looks like a Myna of sorts.
    Not in a cage, I setup a spot to watch a feeder at a friends house (small holding) and this flew onto a tree close by before feeding, my friend would put left overs inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtBasher View Post
    Interesting, how did it get to SA?
    In all likelihood it has escaped from a cage.

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    Hi All
    Are these Swift terns? Seen at Kommetjie recently.
    Thanks

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    Interesting ..3 Skimmers are currently at Sunset Dam ..Kruger Park ..There was one last year for the winter and one at Pioneer Dam Mopani ..They became extinct in 1938 in Kruger and reappeared for Winter from 2017

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    North of Ballito at a animal farm, this up right duck? Seems to be its permanent stance, any ID ideasClick image for larger version. 

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    Thanks for that, a strange bird indeed

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    Dudley - Vergenoegd Wine estate in Stellenbosch has hundreds of these and they have a duck run twice a day - very popular for visitors
    2 min short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0xmfx-JHw
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    Please help with this one. It is a cape white eye but the colours are confusing. I have never seen one with the peach breast and head.
    I see them often here in the Southern Cape but have never seen these colours
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    Quote Originally Posted by AfriqueDS View Post
    Please help with this one. It is a cape white eye but the colours are confusing. I have never seen one with the peach breast and head.
    I see them often here in the Southern Cape but have never seen these colours
    Well there you go - you are stumped for a change man I feel a lot better now haha

    I am not sure - you can check the Orange River White eye - colours appear to be similar however they are apparently not in the Southern Cape. Birds do move, And I have photographed a cape White eye in a very different outfit - was partially leucistic.
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    checked that but the colours dont look right. The Orange river has a reddish belly and no peachy orangy colour on the head ....

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    I do believe it's a white eye of some sorts - and I would put my money on the Orange River White Eye - Doesnt mean I am right!

    Question: Are you able to identify the bird's call? It would help a lot.
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    I'll try and get the birds call tomorrow. They are here every day.

    thnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfriqueDS View Post
    Please help with this one. It is a cape white eye but the colours are confusing. I have never seen one with the peach breast and head.
    I see them often here in the Southern Cape but have never seen these colours
    I do believe this is a Cape White-eye with some pollen stains, hence the colouration in the face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudleytheplumber View Post
    North of Ballito at a animal farm, this up right duck? Seems to be its permanent stance, any ID ideasClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP vd Merwe View Post
    I do believe this is a Cape White-eye with some pollen stains, hence the colouration in the face.
    No it is not pollen. They show it even while taking a bath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AfriqueDS View Post
    No it is not pollen. They show it even while taking a bath.
    Very interesting. If the colorisation is not due to pollen or fruit colourant, the fact that both have the orange throat indicates that is not a mutation. Could be some kind of speciation in that specific region. May a new sub species?
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    That is the Orange River white eyeClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudleytheplumber View Post
    That is the Orange River white eyeClick image for larger version. 

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    Yes thats right and it is distinctively different fron the ones in my garden. Saw them again today.
    Their calls are also the same as the Cape White eyes.
    Orange river ones have a different call - more of the Tjrrrr sound than the peep peep of the Cape White Eye.

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