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Little Brown Jobs

By accipiter  
Mant thanks for all the CC's on my last uploads and special thanks to the people who gave precious Ua's . I have messaged them.
I am still tied up a lot and so I am going into my archive again today. I noticed that many of the African birds I uploaded before were very colourful - actually a large number of small birds in Africa are various shades of brown or tan. These constitute what, to a lot of birders, are referred to as 'Little Brown Jobs' or 'LBJ's'. There are many of them indeed so I am uploading only a few of them for your perusal -personally I think they are lovely even if they are very small and brown(ish).
V1 is a Dusky flycatcher - similar to but much smaller and 'rounder' than the spotted flycatcher we see in europe.
V2 is a common species throughout the dry woodlands and semi-deserts of southern africa - a Familiar Chat.
V3 is a tiny but gorgeous little Cinnamon Breasted warbler who does a lot of singing on exposed perches in the spring.
V4 is an Ant Eating Chat - often seen sitting very exposed on top of fence posts in the dry montane grasslands and semi deserts of south africa - in flight the tips of the wings are a diagnostic clear white.
V5 is a Cape reed warbler - difficult to photograph as they are very agile and are constantly on the move in thick low reeds.
Hope you like them. A

Tags: Southern africa Wildlife and nature Small Brown birds Dusky flycatcher Familiar Chat Cinnamon Breasted warbler Ant eating chat Cape Reed warbler

Voters: georgiepoolie, senn, PhilT2 and 33 more

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Willmer Plus
14 98 Wales
22 Mar 2016 2:09PM
A good set of images.
22 Mar 2016 3:32PM
Well captured.
22 Mar 2016 4:16PM
Beautiful set of captures
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.2k 162 England
22 Mar 2016 4:16PM
You certainly make them look very appealing, Arthur, fine captures.

JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2016 5:17PM
A super set and absolutely love your original shot.
Have a toucan to go with them!!!
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
22 Mar 2016 5:38PM
Exquisite focus--great color--a wonderful bird portrait!
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2016 6:07PM
v2 wins my heart today
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2016 8:28PM
Impressive collection, Arthur.

Mavis 20 143 2 England
23 Mar 2016 8:18AM
Hard to choose but I like your Front bird & then 2 & 4. Two I love the singing & 4 is so quick darting through the dried grass
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
23 Mar 2016 11:11AM
Top class series Arthur.
xwang 13 56 8
4 Jun 2016 9:36PM
Nice set,... V2 is my favorite.

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