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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd August 2020, 13:05
Replies: 28
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Posted By Andy Hurley
Thanks Brian. Could you go as far as subspecies,...

Thanks Brian. Could you go as far as subspecies, please?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 12:35
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Andy Hurley
Thaks very much

Thaks very much
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 10:48
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Andy Hurley
I agree with your wish for better views of the...

I agree with your wish for better views of the rump. The G-fw is know to hybridise with Red-bellied, according to David Allen Sibley's 2nd ed Sibley Birds East. Do you know what they look like? Have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 10:36
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Andy Hurley
Thanks very much for both of your replies. I...

Thanks very much for both of your replies. I think I will have to leave it for now, until more evidence for a more certain identification appears, or is found by myself. A pity really, considering...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 07:53
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Andy Hurley
What about the barring on the underside? If it...

What about the barring on the underside? If it was 'just' melanistic, it would have a plain black underside, surely?

Could this be from further south, an escapee or a hybrid?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 06:53
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Andy Hurley
I finally put under Mirafra rufocinnamomea...

I finally put under Mirafra rufocinnamomea mababiensis after seeing drawings in the HBW.

Thanks again for your help
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th July 2020, 07:19
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Andy Hurley
This bird ...

This bird (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11893240245) shows a pattern close to the rufous wing in my original post. Any thoughts?
Thanks very much.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 16:36
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Andy Hurley
THanks Larry

THanks Larry
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 16:33
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Andy Hurley
my tea is all over my keyboard! cheers for that...

my tea is all over my keyboard! cheers for that lol
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 09:14
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Andy Hurley
Hi McHeath, welcome to BF from me as well. I...

Hi McHeath, welcome to BF from me as well.

I have recently been to MVP (Fischland-Darß Zingst) and saw a Jay being mobbed by Barn Swallows there. It looked like quite a fierce attack. the Jay...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 09:01
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Andy Hurley
Thanks MacNara. This has also been suggested...

Thanks MacNara. This has also been suggested elsewhere. I have a photographic field guide of the Kruger and the closest I get is the Flappet, going by the grey mantle, leg and bill shape and colour,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 05:24
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Andy Hurley
Maybe not then

Maybe not then
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 05:02
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Andy Hurley
Thanks DMW. I always thought they were very...

Thanks DMW. I always thought they were very reddish and fairly dark-backed, going by the Sasol. My bird appears to have a crest although it is not raised, which the Flappet Lark lacks according to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th July 2020, 15:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Andy Hurley
Must be, but my thoughts were that Sabota had a...

Must be, but my thoughts were that Sabota had a strong malar stripe.

AFAIK (ie the Sasol) the following occur there:

Sabota Lark
Rufous-naped Lark
Flappet Lark
and the Chestnut-backed...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th July 2020, 12:13
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Andy Hurley
Makes sense! I should learn to stop being lead by...

Makes sense! I should learn to stop being lead by what the OP thinks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th July 2020, 12:03
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Andy Hurley
I think Otis tarda, because of the shape and...

I think Otis tarda, because of the shape and angle of the bill and long slim neck.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th July 2020, 11:58
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Andy Hurley
Long-Legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus for me, based...

Long-Legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus for me, based on lack of tail bars and long legs
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th July 2020, 11:42
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Andy Hurley
A belated thank you Nutcrackero:)

A belated thank you Nutcrackero:)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th July 2020, 11:40
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Andy Hurley
Lark? id Lake Sibaya KZN ZA june 2019

Please help with this bird's I.D. from Lake Sibaya KZN South Africa June 2019

Thanks very much!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd July 2020, 06:10
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Andy Hurley
Thanks for the explanation, I had the streaked...

Thanks for the explanation, I had the streaked crown down as shadow from the vegetation above. Why so few Marsh Warblers? Is it lack of habitat?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 09:20
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By Andy Hurley
:-O

:-O
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 09:18
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Andy Hurley
Could one of them be a juvenile? I don't think...

Could one of them be a juvenile?

I don't think it is a Sedge Warbler (https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Sedge_Warbler) they have an obvious supercillium. They are possibly Marsh ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 09:02
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By Andy Hurley
In Germany I usually find Eurasian Nuthatch by...

In Germany I usually find Eurasian Nuthatch by it's noise and I have pretty bad hearing!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 08:43
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Andy Hurley
For me the bill is too chunky and the tail too...

For me the bill is too chunky and the tail too long for Red-headed Weaver. Have you considered Red-headed Quelea?

I haven't seen that Quelea yet, so I don't know the phases it goes through.

In the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 08:19
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Andy Hurley
Thanks Joern, I thought they were either that or...

Thanks Joern, I thought they were either that or Black browed Albatross
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