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James Tyrrell


James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on What Bird is This? #19

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This is really just a guess. A grey back sparrow lark.

James, I have no idea

It looks like our English house sparrow but I doubt it would migrate to South Africa. I’ve seen similar ones in Namibia and I think it could be the cape sparrow. Maggy

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You did well narrowing it to a sparrow, Maggy …

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Sparrow ..

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Cape Sparrow – female 🙂

Not a clue – looking forward to learning who this brown bird is…

Southern Grey Headed Sparrow

Nice one!

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I love these WBIS tests … could I suggest they become a regular weekly/biweekly feature, James?! Although honestly the Burchell’s coucal is the only one I’ve nailed!

Haha nice one Alex. ironically the Burchell’s Coucal was one of the tougher ones!

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