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7 hours ago, Galana said:

A nice growing collection but I think BY034 may well have got out of alphabet order. Should it not begin with a 'K'?:rolleyes:

 

Might well be, if judging by the colour of the legs. But if looking at its well defined division between white on the chin and grey of the face and head, it looks more like female Brown. Also in stature it appears different to those Karoos that we have photographed. This link shows a Brown Scrub Robin that looks very much like ours:

https://www.theflacks.co.za/birds/brown-scrub-robin/ . The white supercilium is more prominent that those of Karoo, and the tail is longer (??) ...

But the colour of the legs do started to bother also me ... are they as definitive as are the colour of the eyes?! If yes then indeed it should be moved to "K" section. Anyone else have their comments on this bird ID?

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BY036 / SA036

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BY037 / SA037

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BY040 / SA040

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BY041 / SA041

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BY042 / SA042

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So back to #034. The photo of the bird will go into further analysis and is replaced by his cousin (or sibling?!)

 

 

BY034 / SA034

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BY045 / SA045

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BY047 / SA047

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DeHoop / 01.01.2018

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BY048 / SA048

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De Hoop / 02.01.2018

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