Observations in the Order: Passeriformes

English Name: Passerines or Sitvoëls

skip down to interactions

Little bird

SAM_1059
By: islamason
Location: Unnamed Road, Hoedspruit
Observed on: 27th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1
Description: I saw this little bird feeding alongside blue waxbills this morning. I am not sure what type of bird it is, I have looked in my bird books but cannot identify it.

outraged

011
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
Bushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in Birds
Location: Lower Sabie Camp, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: The poor snakes were caught between a group of camera-snapping tourists on one side and this beak-snapping fella on the other ...

too broad for purple

sunbird, marico1a
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
Bushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in Birds
Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 4th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

012

012
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
Bushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in Birds
Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 4th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird
By: rwentzel
Location: Pilansberg
Observed on: 22nd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

orange eye-ring

011
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
Bushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in Birds
Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 4th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

no contest

sunbird, scarletchested3a
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
Bushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in Birds
Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 4th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: Confiding pair

Sugarbird

b11 sugarbird
By: peter slingsby
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCedarberg ConservancyEntomological Society of Southern AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Spider Club of South Africa
peter slingsby's reputation in Birdspeter slingsby's reputation in Birdspeter slingsby's reputation in Birds
Location: P1526 near the Goukou River, Stilbaai
Observed on: 18th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Cape sparrow

b07 sparrow
By: peter slingsby
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCedarberg ConservancyEntomological Society of Southern AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Spider Club of South Africa
peter slingsby's reputation in Birdspeter slingsby's reputation in Birdspeter slingsby's reputation in Birds
Location: 6, Rooikrantz Rd Lakeside
Observed on: 3rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: A frequent visitor to our garden

Cape weaver

b03 finch
By: peter slingsby
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCedarberg ConservancyEntomological Society of Southern AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Spider Club of South Africa
peter slingsby's reputation in Birdspeter slingsby's reputation in Birdspeter slingsby's reputation in Birds
Location: Soebattersvlakte Farm, on P1540
Observed on: 18th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Typical coloration

where's that no-good red-chested blerrie father?

06
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
Bushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in Birds
Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 4th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Prinia?

Prinia?
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
rianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birds
Location: N14, Kalahari District Council
Observed on: 21st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

bird

bird
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
rianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birds
Location: R325, Benede Oranje
Observed on: 21st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Space for more?

Space for more?
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
rianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birds
Location: N14, Upington
Observed on: 22nd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Starling

Starling
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
rianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birds
Location: R359, Augrabies Falls National Park
Observed on: 23rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

bird

bird
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
rianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birds
Location: R359, Augrabies Falls National Park
Observed on: 23rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1

Red eye Bulbul

Red eye Bulbul
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
rianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birdsrianabate's reputation in Birds
Location: R359, Augrabies Falls National Park
Observed on: 23rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Bosmusikant

019
By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
qgrobler's reputation in Birdsqgrobler's reputation in Birdsqgrobler's reputation in Birdsqgrobler's reputation in Birds
Location: 5, Edge View Rd
Observed on: 25th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

African Paradise Flycatcher

1
By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: East London, EC
Observed on: 24th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Bronze Mannikin

1
By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: East London, EC
Observed on: 21st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Greater Striped Swallow

DSC04237
By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: Farm, South Cape DC
Observed on: 17th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Malachite Sunbird

DSC04351
By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: Farm, South Cape DC
Observed on: 17th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Amethyst Sunbird

DSC04203
By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: Farm, South Cape DC
Observed on: 17th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 2
Description: Can slightly see the iridescent forecrown and throat

Cape Sugarbird

DSC04255
By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: Farm, South Cape DC
Observed on: 17th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 2

Pushing the limits 1

S0192178
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
Colin Ralston's reputation in BirdsColin Ralston's reputation in BirdsColin Ralston's reputation in BirdsColin Ralston's reputation in Birds
Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 16th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Two birds flying low over newly mow grass, circling erratically, feeding.

Queleas return

289A0199
By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in Birds
Location: Greyton surrounds
Observed on: 23rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Sunbird

049
By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
qgrobler's reputation in Birdsqgrobler's reputation in Birdsqgrobler's reputation in Birdsqgrobler's reputation in Birds
Location: 5, Edge View Rd
Observed on: 22nd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

on the prowl

on the prowl
By: TuliTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in Birds
Location: Gaborone North
Observed on: 19th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 2
Description: Brilliantly coloured fellow hunting for insects in an overgrown part of the garden and searching the dry heads of Leonotis in particular, just because they were there I think.

how white is my throat?

how white is my throat?
By: TuliTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in Birds
Location: Gaborone North
Observed on: 19th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: cheerful, melodious resident trying to catch a snooze in the shade of a Combretum zeyheri canopy. The subspecies by distribution should be T. l. libonyana but I don't see a pale orange-buff throat as described in Roberts VIIth ed (2006)p.905-6, but a white throat suggesting T.l. chobiensis

Canary

033
By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
qgrobler's reputation in Birdsqgrobler's reputation in Birdsqgrobler's reputation in Birdsqgrobler's reputation in Birds
Location: 5, Edge View Rd
Observed on: 21st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Redwing Starling

SAM_2993
By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford's reputation in BirdsMelissa Petford's reputation in Birds
Location: Lions Head, Cape Town
Observed on: 31st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

African Paradise Flycatcher

SAM_3804 (2)
By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford's reputation in BirdsMelissa Petford's reputation in Birds
Location: Soutpansberg Mountains
Observed on: 13th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Olive Thrush

IMG_2891
By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
17calbbievans's reputation in Birds17calbbievans's reputation in Birds17calbbievans's reputation in Birds17calbbievans's reputation in Birds
Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed on: 2nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Cape robin-chat

IMG_2874
By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
17calbbievans's reputation in Birds17calbbievans's reputation in Birds17calbbievans's reputation in Birds17calbbievans's reputation in Birds
Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed on: 2nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Cape Sugarbird Group

S0203089
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
Colin Ralston's reputation in BirdsColin Ralston's reputation in BirdsColin Ralston's reputation in BirdsColin Ralston's reputation in Birds
Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 18th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0
Description: A Family group?

marooned

030
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
Bushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in Birds
Location: Ntandanyathi Hide, KNP
Observed on: 3rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

wired for flight

swallow, wiretailed1b
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
Bushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in Birds
Location: Weir below Lower Sabie, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 3rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

metallica

starling, greater blueeared
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
Bushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in BirdsBushboy's reputation in Birds
Location: Lower Sabie, KNP
Observed on: 3rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Geelbek Fieldwork

IMG_4166
By: MViljoen
South African National Parks Honorary Rangers
MViljoen's reputation in BirdsMViljoen's reputation in Birds
Location: Geelbek, West Coast National Park
Observed on: 16th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Geelbek Fieldwork

IMG_4150
By: MViljoen
South African National Parks Honorary Rangers
MViljoen's reputation in BirdsMViljoen's reputation in Birds
Location: Geelbek, West Coast National Park
Observed on: 16th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

African pied wagtail

africanpiedwagtail13apr30maphalalenikb1
By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birds
Location: Maphalaleni River, riverbanks by bridge
Observed on: 30th April 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Striped Pipit

stripedpipit13may14trailtoMnyameGorgekb1
By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birds
Observed on: 14th May 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Grassland above wooded gorge.

Red-billed Oxpecker

redbilledoxpecker13may15mbuluzikb1
By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birds
Observed on: 15th May 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 2

Tawny-flanked Prinia

tawnyflankedprinia13may29mbuluzikb1
By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birds
Location: Mbuluzi Game Reserve, Loflers Lodge
Observed on: 29th May 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

White-Eye

IMG_2750
By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
17calbbievans's reputation in Birds17calbbievans's reputation in Birds17calbbievans's reputation in Birds17calbbievans's reputation in Birds
Location: 32, Lismore Ave
Observed on: 22nd February 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Cape White-eye

capewhiteeye13jun9pvkb1
By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birds
Location: Pine Valley, Plot 202
Observed on: 9th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Likely ID: Cape White-Eye (Zosterops virens subsp. virens)
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Kurrichane thrush

kurrichanethrush13jun14mlasiphisocampkb1
By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birds
Location: Mlawula Nature Reserve, Siphiso campsite, near E shelter
Observed on: 14th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Fork-tailed Drongo

forkedtaileddrongo13jun14mlasiphisocampkb1
By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birds
Location: Mlawula Nature Reserve, Siphiso campsite, near E shelter
Observed on: 14th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

African pied wagtail

africanpiedwagtail13jun15mlambgorgemlarivkb1
By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birds
Observed on: 15th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Riverbank

Cape Robin-Chat

caperobinchat13aug1pvkb1
By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birds
Location: Pine Valley, Plot 202
Observed on: 1st August 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Species with which Passerines or Sitvoëls (Passeriformes) interacts

User login