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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1780 on: October 02, 2021, 03:56:46 pm »
This Forktailed Drongo has been hanging around the braai... provided opportunity for a few pics
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1781 on: October 03, 2021, 07:20:08 am »
White-throated Canary - Witkeelkanarie (Augrabies Falls)
Karoo Scrub-Robin - Slangverklikker (Augrabies Falls)
Lark-like Bunting - Vaalstreepkoppie. This little guy tried to fly across the bay but gave up against the strong wind after several attempts and took shelter between the rocks on the beach (Elands Bay)
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1782 on: October 07, 2021, 01:57:02 pm »
Neighbour's Brown-hooded kingfisher bringing grub to the burrow nest.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1783 on: October 07, 2021, 11:11:15 pm »
Great pic! Excellent timing
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1784 on: October 09, 2021, 10:25:54 pm »
a few of the visitors yesterday
Forktailed Drongo
Pied Kingfisher
Pied Barbet
Common Waxbill
Pin tailed wydah
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1785 on: October 10, 2021, 06:35:12 am »
Pin tailed wydah

Those little Whydahs are cheeky blighters.

Chap I know got tired of his male chasing all the other birds from the feeder, used his misting net to catch it, trimmed the tail feathers and all was peaceful again.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1786 on: October 14, 2021, 08:52:59 am »
Neighbour's Brown-hooded kingfisher bringing grub to the burrow nest.

Great pic  :thumleft:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1787 on: October 14, 2021, 10:15:17 am »
These were all taken in Molopo, north of Askham.

African Hoopoe - Hoephoep
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver - KoringvoŽl
Wattled Starling - Lelspreeu (Nonbreeding / Immature)
Southern Pied-Babbler - Wirkatlagter
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1788 on: October 14, 2021, 10:24:23 am »
Some new sightings around the house, here in Pretoria.

Southern Grey-headed Sparrow - Gryskopmossie
Pin-tailed Whydah - Koningrooibekkie (Female or nonbreeding male)
Black-throated Canary - Bergkanarie (Not a great pic, early morning and low light)
Southern Red Bishop - Rooivink (Getting into his colours, a bit late but...)
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1789 on: October 14, 2021, 11:04:06 am »
Any help here would be appreciated @frankmac @RobLH - Thinking white throat canary?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1790 on: October 14, 2021, 03:09:59 pm »
Any help here would be appreciated @frankmac @RobLH - Thinking white throat canary?

I'm thinking Streaky-headed Seedeater. The beak doesn't resemble that of a canary.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1791 on: Yesterday at 10:08:04 am »
The male Violet-backed starling is around but haven't seen the female. Hope they nest in our garden again.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1792 on: Yesterday at 05:54:15 pm »
I have never seen one.  A really striking bird.  You hope they nest in your garden so they must be well behaved.