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Old Thursday 7th December 2017, 15:25   #1
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Long-tailed Widowbird? South Africa

Saw this one in Suikerbosrand nature reserve just south of Johannesburg in august. I thought it had red on the breast at first but now I think it might be the shoulder, combined with the white stripe and the wing shape that should make it a long-tailed widowbird.. If anyone could confirm or deny that that'd be greatly appreciated.
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Old Thursday 7th December 2017, 15:53   #2
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Is the red really a colour on the bird rather than a photographic artifact - it seems to coincide on all the pictures with one of the blurred vegetation stems in the foreground.
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Old Saturday 9th December 2017, 09:28   #3
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A widowbird from structure and I think (even though there is vegetation in front of the bird which may contribute to the red) that there is really some red in the wing. So longtailed widowbird would fit.

compare with these
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...3183495%29.jpg

http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/...33dd3_545h.jpg
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