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8 years 11 months ago #9626 by Brendan
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After seaching and reading for ages, I believe this is a striped pipit, but would like confirmation.
When i first heard it i thought it was a robin from its singing....
it was seen on a game farm by the Mokolo Dam, and the roberts 6 distribution map doesnt really show that area. any help would be appreciated.
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8 years 11 months ago #9632 by Doug
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Looks like Striped Pipit.

Interesting description you gave of the call.

For me Striped Pipit sounds a lot more like Cape or Golden-breasted Pipit and Tree Pipit, a lot more like a thinner sounding Karoo Thrush.

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8 years 11 months ago #9633 by Paul Tyler
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Yeah, definitely Striped Pipit...

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8 years 11 months ago #9634 by Brendan
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thanks guys....

Wasnt very sure if I was right when I looked at the distribution map....
Sorry bout the discription of the call <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> but Im still a "newbie" to birding and it was the closest discription I could give... am planning to get myself the Birds of Southern Africa 3-DVD Box set for christmas,so maybe i can become a little wiser with some bird calls <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: -->
Unless anyone can suggest a better dvd or cd....

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8 years 11 months ago #9635 by Doug
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I probably also confused as I meant Cape or Golden-breasted BUNTING... not Pipit in my first reply......

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8 years 11 months ago #9636 by Doug
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Brendan wrote: thanks guys....

Wasnt very sure if I was right when I looked at the distribution map....
Sorry bout the discription of the call <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> but Im still a "newbie" to birding and it was the closest discription I could give... am planning to get myself the Birds of Southern Africa 3-DVD Box set for christmas,so maybe i can become a little wiser with some bird calls <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: -->
Unless anyone can suggest a better dvd or cd....


You could also start out with "bird calls for beginners". That is collection of 60 very unique sounding birds that are easy to learn then move up through a smaller collection...

Between that book and a double CD of common bird calls you should know about 200 bird calls for starters.

Trying to learn 600 or more calls from the outset will be rather over whelming..... (There are albatrosses that sound like Korhaans and warblers that sound like buntings etc etc)

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8 years 11 months ago #9637 by Brendan
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thanks for the advice doug, will look into those....

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8 years 11 months ago #9638 by mossie
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Hi

The birdcalls for beginners is an awesome little collection.
Doug has done a fantastic job with them! <!-- s:bouncy: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/bouncy.gif" alt=":bouncy:" title="Enthusiastic" /><!-- s:bouncy: -->
My 18 month old is absorbing them like a little sponge.

Mossie

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8 years 11 months ago #9641 by Doug
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Thanks Mossie and I really like the fact that you are converting your children to the wicked ways of twitching :)

What turned out as an awesome result of the book is the fact that it is creating more birders. Another example is Gordon's brother who is not and never has been a bird watcher at all. He bought a copy and is now excitedly identifying birds based on call (and sight) in his KZN garden.

My main aim has always been to create more birders.... There is plenty out there for existing birders in books, CDs, DVDs, etc etc etc.... I want to create more birders and the more of us there are the more awarness, protection etc our avian pals get....

Cheers,
Doug

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