For Identification


Unidentified species seen at Hilton College NR which eluded all our attempts to get a great sighting. Full grey head to just below the eye, white throat, greeny-yellow stomach and green back. Anyone got any ideas? If so please have your say below this post. The closest we came to identifying the bird was that it could be a Bar-throated Apalis without the bar or a Karoo Eremomela way out of range.

Unknown Species. The beak points down just to the left of the green leaf. It's eye can be seen just behind the twig running across its face.

Unknown Species. The beak points down just to the left of the green leaf. It’s eye can be seen just behind the twig running across its face.

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6 Responses to For Identification

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  2. Ian Jamieson says:

    Juvenile Bar throated Apalis

  3. Steve Davis says:

    The key ID feature is of course eye colour – that is diagnostic – pity it is not visible. Was it seen in the field? The overall colouration strongly suggests Bar-throated Apalis – it is not uncommon to see them with reduced or absent bars. Yellow-breasted will always show some bright yellow on the breast.

  4. Richard says:

    yellow breasted apalis

  5. Dave Rimmer says:

    I’d lean towards Bar-throated Apalis and venture to say this is a juvenile bird and hence the breast band is indistinct.. Just to the left of the bill as viewed in the image there appears to be a bit of the black breast band starting to show.

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