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Wiganlad

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Further to my earlier post I have found these old shots of the same bird table, possibly Mara, maybe Amboseli and wonder what some are. Pic one I am mainly wondering about the smaller bird centre rear rim with clear pale eyering; pic 2 the yellow bird (seems different from my earlier post); pic 3 Purple Grenadier?; pic 4 a weaver of some kind? If there are other species lurking amongst the bulbuls then I would appreciate any guidance. P1100056.JPG P1100120.JPG P1100123.JPG P1100127.JPG
 

sharptail

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struggling to do anything definitive with any of these, but the lone left-facing bird (image 1100123) looks like a Twinspot (female Peters' perhaps?) from shape and the markings that are just visible, although the hint of blue around the eyes is throwing me slightly (but that could be photo artefact).
 

Wiganlad

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Thank you both for your suggestions. I see that I've really thrown in a bit of a challenge with these. Anyone else's help gratefully appreciated too!
 

birdboybowley

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1 Yellow-spotted Petronia for me
2 Weaver sp....
3 Purple Grenadier yes
4 more like a Village Weaver
 

Wiganlad

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1 Yellow-spotted Petronia for me
2 Weaver sp....
3 Purple Grenadier yes
4 more like a Village Weaver
Brilliant call for the Petronia. My old guide shows nothing like it but when I looked online....spot on! Thank you. And I also found images just like my pic 4 which look just the same, ie Village Weaver. Many thanks for that one too. I think we were agreed on Purple Grenadier and I'll do more searching for the Weaver in pic 2. Any thoughts on these fellows from an earlier post? Various suggestions already made include a type of Firefinch, young flycatcher and Taveta Golden Weaver P1100068.JPG P1100069.JPG Weaver, Golden, Taveta.JPG
 

Andy Adcock

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Cyprus
Brilliant call for the Petronia. My old guide shows nothing like it but when I looked online....spot on! Thank you. And I also found images just like my pic 4 which look just the same, ie Village Weaver. Many thanks for that one too. I think we were agreed on Purple Grenadier and I'll do more searching for the Weaver in pic 2. Any thoughts on these fellows from an earlier post? Various suggestions already made include a type of Firefinch, young flycatcher and Taveta Golden Weaver View attachment 1373739 View attachment 1373740 View attachment 1373741
With a big, red blob, in front of the eye, what am I missing,
 

birdboybowley

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Actually Andy think you're looking at last 3 pics not the first 4 which is where the petronia isπŸ‘
 

MacNara

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Japan
1 Yellow-spotted Petronia for me
2 Weaver sp....
3 Purple Grenadier yes
4 more like a Village Weaver
I think 2 is Village Weaver female, though I guess it could be Vitelline Masked female. But we can't see the legs; the eye looks dark, but we can't be sure; and there are photo artefacts. So, I don't think this can get a definite ID.

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MacNara

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Japan
For post #6 (Wiganlad's second group).

The first bird is just a female Red-billed Firefinch. Red in front of the eye, red rump. The bill colour can't be seen clearly, but that's OK.

Firefinch Wiganlad 01.jpg

At first sight, the second bird looks like a juvenile flycatcher. But the spots are in the wrong locations for Slaty-backed, and on closer inspection, I'm not sure it's one of the flycatchers at all. So: I don't know.

These photos, presumably scans from slides are often badly colour-balanced. I have reduced the yellow saturation in the third photo. You can now see that the bird is a juvenile weaver. It has a pink bill and still has the yellow juvenile gape. It's a lot less yellow. At a quick glance, one of the golden weavers is a possibility (though actually I don't think so), but unless someone is confident with very young weavers, then I don't think this can be confidently IDd. It would be useful if Wiganlad could tell us which adult weavers were in other photos taken at the same time and location.

Weaver Wiganlad 01.jpg

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