Originally Posted by tconzemi
I have a few questions for the local expert
when does the iris color change from bright yellow to brownish as shown on all available pictures of young and very young gymnogenes?
when do these very young gymnogenes loose their tarsal feathering and finally look like normal gymnogenes of any age with long, no very long bare tarsi?
And why does this very young gymnogene not show large pale feather edges on upperwing as they usually do?
Maybe you should ask a second opinion from another local expert
Although I initially suggested Gymnogene, I fully agree with Tom that the factors he mentioned do not support this species. However, a long-crested is out of range in Capetown, although this is off course possible. I would like to hear the opinion of some other local experts.