Flycatcher ID's

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3 years 11 months ago #86404 by Grant B
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Hi,

I think I need a new field guide as all the flycatchers in it have become the same colour, making it near impossible to distinguish them (cisticolas are in their own league). These are different birds, taken at different locations within abou two weeks in Nelspruit. I'm thinking Pallid Flycatcher for both, although the one seems to have a white throat??? The other had a slightly rufous (very slight) rump and tail tinge.

Michael
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3 years 11 months ago #86408 by mansona
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Hi Michael,

What about African dusky for both of them, the white eye-ring seems to stand out more in this species and the white throat fits in as well.

Arrie

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3 years 11 months ago #86409 by Grant B
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Hi Arrie,

Mmm ek weet nie... Not sure really. does dusky not usually have slight streaks, but more importantly, a brown grey instead of a blue grey?

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3 years 11 months ago #86411 by Doug
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The grey colour should give it away.. That and being in Nelspruit...

Blue-Grey Flycatcher

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3 years 11 months ago #86415 by John Young
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I'd agree with Doug. For those using new names, Blue-Grey FC is akin to Ashy Flycatcher.
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3 years 11 months ago #86417 by nkgray
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Agreed. Ashy Flycatcher. Relatively common bird down that way. Seen it a lot round White River.

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3 years 10 months ago #86429 by Grant B
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Thanks for clearing that up for me!

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