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Old Saturday 10th December 2005, 19:52   #1
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Namibia: ID birds mainly from Etosha park (1)

Hello

I have taken a few pictures of birds I can't identify, mainly in the Etosha park in Namibia. Unfortunately, I have no books about southern african birds and any help in id them is welcome.

My guesses:
1. Whitetailed shrike
2. Marico sunbird
3. Masked weaver
4. ??


There are 8 more birds I would like to have identified. Should I better put them together in as few posts as possible or one post per bird?

Thank you very much in advance
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Old Saturday 10th December 2005, 20:59   #2
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Hello

I have taken a few pictures of birds I can't identify, mainly in the Etosha park in Namibia. Unfortunately, I have no books about southern african birds and any help in id them is welcome.

My guesses:
1. Whitetailed shrike
2. Marico sunbird
3. Masked weaver
4. ??


There are 8 more birds I would like to have identified. Should I better put them together in as few posts as possible or one post per bird?
Oh and I think the Weaver is Southern Masked. Appears to have narrow black forehead.

Thank you very much in advance
Agree with your first 3. Wonder if 4 is a Plum Coloured Starling??
I think 3 is the Southern Masked Weaver as it seems to have narrow black forehead.
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Old Saturday 10th December 2005, 21:18   #3
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Yes, the fourth is Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Violet-backed Starling).
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