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Six Birds from Central Namibia (1 Viewer)

eberack

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Namibia
These were all taken today in Daan Viljoen Game Park. It'd be great to get some confirmations/corrections as most of these are new for me.

In order of the photos:

1. Cistacola sp.
2. Hartlaub's Francolin? --I never got a view of the face, unfortunately
3. Immature Marico Sunbird (or is it a female Scarlet Chested?)
4. Karoo Scrub-Robin (def a Scrub-Robin, but I'm not too familiar with the distinctions between species?)
5. Southern Penduline Tit (not sure what else would have yellow and grey like that?)
6. I know this looks like a Barred Wren Warbler in the photo, but it the field it just didn't give me that vibe and I wondered if anyone else sees other possibilities?

Many thanks as always!
 

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Waxwings

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1. Perhaps red-headed cisticola?
2. Agree Hartlaub's francolin
3. Marico Sunbird
4. Kalahari Scrub-robin
5. Agree Southern Penduline Tit
6. Agree Barred Wren-Warbler
 

eberack

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Namibia
Thanks Waxwings.

I've confirmed the sunbird, scrub-robin, and the wren-warbler on the checklist.

-It'd be great to get another opinion on the Francolin, as it's the first record for Daan Viljoen

-Also, how is the Southern Penduline Tit distinguished from the Yellow-bellied Eremomela? Is the body structure just more tit-like?

-Still pretty clueless about the cisticola? I attached another photo that shows more of the head and back.
 

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Butty

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1. Either rattling cisticola or grey-backed cisticola.
2. White shaft-streaks seem to make it Orange River francolin.
 

Waxwings

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-Also, how is the Southern Penduline Tit distinguished from the Yellow-bellied Eremomela? Is the body structure just more tit-like?
Your bird is showing green on the back, which would not be the case with the Eremomela.
1. Either rattling cisticola or grey-backed cisticola.
Yes. Grey-backed is the same species (Cisticola subruficapilla) as Red-headed, which I suggested. I think it will be difficult to confirm the identity of this one.
2. White shaft-streaks seem to make it Orange River francolin.
You're right.
 
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