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4 years 5 months ago #86081 by arty
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a couple weeks ago i was at suikerbos with the Doc and i think i mis IDeed this bird. on second thoughts i think it is a kalahari scrub robin and not a white browed.

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4 years 5 months ago #86082 by steveh
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Yep, Kalahari SR

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4 years 5 months ago #86083 by docandy
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Hi Warren.
Was this the bird we saw closest to the picnic spot or the one further to the west?
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4 years 5 months ago #86084 by arty
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Hi Doc
I t was the one further west after the picnic spot in the acacia scrub thorn. i just never expected to see a KSR at Suikerbos.

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4 years 5 months ago #86085 by docandy
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Cool I will ammend my records! I have seen them in this area before and if I remember correctly they are mentioned in'Birding in Gauteng". Did you get my email by the way re-Punda? :D

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4 years 4 months ago #86111 by TrevorC
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Hi All

While on this topic I would appreciate your input on these 2 LBJ's - both seen in the same area as the YB Pipits at Suikerbosrand.

This one I am torn between Wailing and Levaillant's which also occurs up there rather strangly although there is no water in sight :D

Cisticola by trevor.charters , on Flickr

And then this little guy I am almost sure is a Wing-snapping which is common up there. Very short tail and dumpy body. There were 2 birds that were around and they were actually snapping their wings while flying low over the grass (not the usual skyscraper display seen in Summer)


Cisticola WS by trevor.charters , on Flickr

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4 years 4 months ago #86114 by dmorrey
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Hi Trevor,

I would go with Wailing Cisticola and what about Zitting Cisticola for the last pic.

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4 years 4 months ago #86115 by Doug
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Definitely Wailing because the back is greyer than it is black BUT as you say you get Levaillant's up there.

How anyone can over simplify Levaillant's as wetland Cisticola is beyond me!! That is the very reason so many people mis-ID a Levaillant's away from water as a Cape Grassbird because they are led to believe that Levaillant's is only found around water!!

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4 years 4 months ago #86116 by mdelport
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Just remember that at this time of year when they are in non-br plumage the back of Levaillant's isn't as black as it is in breeding plumage, and does go more greyish-brown. The underparts also go a rich buff-grey colour, just like this bird is showing. I don't think I can ID it 100% from just this picture, but don't be too quick to rule out Levaillant's here.

But I agree with you Doug that too many people rule out Levaillant's based on the fact that it's not right by water. That's just a rule of thumb, and doesn't hold all the time.

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