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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

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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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

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

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

James, I have no idea

Maggy Sewell
Explorer

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

Alex McMillan
Explorer

You did well narrowing it to a sparrow, Maggy …

Iren Juppa
Explorer

Sparrow ..

Iren Juppa
Explorer

Cape Sparrow – female 🙂

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

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

Rory Hudson
Explorer

Southern Grey Headed Sparrow

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Nice one!

Alex McMillan
Explorer

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!

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

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

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