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Well I ducked the 'obvious' one of White-crowned Sparrow due to bill colour but I suppose it could be a youngster.

Dirty little tyke.

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19 hours ago, inyathi said:

it is a rufous-bellied thrush the national bird of Brazil,

 

That would explain why I couldn't find it in my Africa or India books :(

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8 minutes ago, Galana said:

Well I ducked the 'obvious' one of White-crowned Sparrow due to bill colour but I suppose it could be a youngster.

Dirty little tyke.


nope

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8 minutes ago, Soukous said:

That would explain why I couldn't find it in my Africa or India books

It does not occur on Mars either.

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3 minutes ago, Galana said:

It does not occur on Mars either.

 

smart arse 

 

I only have Africa (about 6 different books) India (1 book) and UK (4 books) - anywhere else in the world is a complete mystery to me.

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Apologies Martin. I was still hung up on his darn Sparrow.:wacko:

 

Edit. Your edit noted after the post.

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1 minute ago, Galana said:

Apologies Martin. I was still hung up on his darn Sparrow.:wacko:

 

no need to apologise, I'm very hard (some say impossible) to offend :D

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20 minutes ago, Galana said:

Apologies Martin. I was still hung up on his darn Sparrow.:wacko:

 

Edit. Your edit noted after the post.

 

Are you sure it is a sparrow?

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1 minute ago, pedro maia said:

Are you sure it is a sparrow?

Well it is not a Goshawk for sure.:angry:

We have looked at the Whydahs/Widows but apart from Pin tailed the bills are wrong.

 

I am with @Soukouswith only limited libraries

27 minutes ago, Soukous said:

I only have Africa (about 6 different books) India (1 book) and UK (4 books) - anywhere else in the world is a complete mystery to me.

I do have Sibley West North America, bought in a foolish moment, and Birds of Ecuador as well but that is my coverage of the New World.

I did have Peru and Brazil but I lent it to Colonel Fawcett a while ago but he never gave it back. That's the last one I lend him.

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26 minutes ago, Galana said:

Well it is not a Goshawk for sure.:angry:

We have looked at the Whydahs/Widows but apart from Pin tailed the bills are wrong.

 

 

It´s not a Goshawk and the picture wasn´t taken in Machu Pichu, other than that you guys are the bird experts and have all the books B).

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Yellow-throated Petronia ??

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26 minutes ago, Soukous said:

Yellow-throated Petronia ??


no

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1 hour ago, pedro maia said:

the picture wasn´t taken in Machu Pichu,

Well that's a welcome surprise.:D

 

How about telling us where it WAS taken?

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20 minutes ago, Galana said:

Well that's a welcome surprise.:D

 

How about telling us where it WAS taken?


That would help, but I’m afraid I’m not going to do that :ph34r:.

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7 hours ago, pedro maia said:

Are you sure it is a sparrow?

Not really. It is definitely not insectivorous so we can discount all warblers etc.,

So Sparrow, Finch, Bunting or similar.

I don't think it is Petronia petronia called Rock Sparrow in English. A Pin-tailed Whydah has already been offered more in hope than reality.

I am out of books. The annoying thing is it looks so familiar but when you check carefully it is not.

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12 minutes ago, Galana said:

Not really. It is definitely not insectivorous so we can discount all warblers etc.,

So Sparrow, Finch, Bunting or similar.

I don't think it is Petronia petronia called Rock Sparrow in English. A Pin-tailed Whydah has already been offered more in hope than reality.

I am out of books. The annoying thing is it looks so familiar but when you check carefully it is not.


You’ll get there, eventually :P.

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1 hour ago, pedro maia said:

You’ll get there, eventually :P.

Yeah. 10 down and only another 3,000 to go.

I am coming back to Whydahs with Paradise. Either Eastern or Broad-tailed.

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6 hours ago, Galana said:

Yeah. 10 down and only another 3,000 to go.

I am coming back to Whydahs with Paradise. Either Eastern or Broad-tailed.

 

Neither.

 

We have plenty of timeB).

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how about a juvenile Blue Tit?

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2 hours ago, pedro maia said:

Neither.

Hmmm. Just to be clear, are you aware that Eastern Paradise Whydah, Paradise Whydah and 'Long-tailed' Paradise Whydah are all the same species?  They are all Vidua paradisaea.

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49 minutes ago, Soukous said:

how about a juvenile Blue Tit?

 

Sorry but not even close.

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@pedro maiais there any chance you can zoom in a bit so we can see the bird more clearly?

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3 minutes ago, Galana said:

Hmmm. Just to be clear, are you aware that Eastern Paradise Whydah, Paradise Whydah and 'Long-tailed' Paradise Whydah are all the same species?  They are all Vidua paradisaea.

 

No :P but it´s irrelevant.

I must say that I thought it was going to be easier so I´m giving a clue, it´s a female or a juvenile.

Ok, you probably knew that already..

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1 minute ago, Soukous said:

@pedro maiais there any chance you can zoom in a bit so we can see the bird more clearly?

 

Give me a moment.

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Dusky Indigobird?

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