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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1800 on: October 22, 2021, 07:14:53 am »
Southern (Common) Fiscal - Fiskaallaksman

Nice pics, Jurie.

This one is a juvenile Fiscal Flycatcher. The beak is quite different from the "Butcher bird".
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1801 on: October 22, 2021, 07:27:52 am »
Southern (Common) Fiscal - Fiskaallaksman

Nice pics, Jurie.

This one is a juvenile Fiscal Flycatcher. The beak is quite different from the "Butcher bird".

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1802 on: October 22, 2021, 07:34:02 am »
Some from the bottom of the garden;

The Turaco spitting out a husk, probably Wild plum.

Goshawk with bird prey, likely one of the Red-eyed doves as they love a plump pigeon.
 

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« Reply #1803 on: October 22, 2021, 07:51:23 am »
Beautiful pics, thanks.

Sacred Ibis - Skoorsteenveer. Never heard that before, absolutely brilliant.
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1804 on: October 22, 2021, 08:46:22 am »
Many of the Afrikaans ‘Volksname" are really descriptive in a sort of "looks like a xxxx" way.  :thumleft:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1805 on: October 23, 2021, 07:23:49 am »
Many of the Afrikaans ‘Volksname" are really descriptive in a sort of "looks like a xxxx" way.  :thumleft:
Also in the sounds - piet my vrou.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1806 on: October 23, 2021, 03:23:40 pm »
Many of the Afrikaans ‘Volksname" are really descriptive in a sort of "looks like a xxxx" way.  :thumleft:
Also in the sounds - piet my vrou.

Yes, hoephoep, etc.  :thumleft:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1807 on: October 24, 2021, 04:59:51 am »
Lots of dead cormorants in the area. Some even walking on the roads in a disoriented fashion.  :(
 

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« Reply #1808 on: October 24, 2021, 05:55:55 pm »
Lots of dead cormorants in the area. Some even walking on the roads in a disoriented fashion.  :(

I read something about avian flu outbreak on Dyer Island decimating bird population.

https://mg.co.za/environment/2021-10-20-bird-flu-outbreak-on-dyer-island-causing-mass-deaths/
 
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« Reply #1809 on: October 24, 2021, 05:59:58 pm »
Some more from the serial poster:

Very chuffed with the female Narina Trogon visiting.

Butterfly being photobombed by a Purple-crested Turaco.

 
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« Reply #1810 on: October 24, 2021, 06:37:44 pm »
The serial Posters contributions are appreciated. I am  learning slowly...... :thumleft: Great Pics.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1811 on: November 04, 2021, 10:58:33 pm »
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« Reply #1812 on: November 05, 2021, 05:28:04 am »
Orange Breasted Sunbird

Stunning colours.
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1813 on: November 05, 2021, 10:38:29 pm »
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Brown headed Kingfisher - Visited our garden yesterday. Looks like  a juvenile.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1814 on: November 05, 2021, 11:12:54 pm »
Pair of Thicknees (Dikkoppe)come every year this time to bread between our olive trees. Quite aggressive but beautiful
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« Reply #1815 on: November 06, 2021, 06:20:12 am »
Pair of Thicknees (Dikkoppe)come every year this time to bread between our olive trees. Quite aggressive but beautiful

We see more of the Water Thick-knee than the Spotted. They are very protective.  :)
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1816 on: November 06, 2021, 03:17:23 pm »
Southern grey headed sparrow. Suidelike grys mossie
Feeding its chics in our garden. Very busy breeding season this year.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1817 on: November 06, 2021, 05:36:23 pm »
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
Shy Albatross
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross
Barau’s Petrel
Great-winged Petrel
White-chinned Petrel
Flesh-footed Shearwater
Common Tern

Did my first pelagic trip off Durban this morning. Above is the list, six of those are lifers for me. Particularly happy with the Barau’s Petrel.
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« Reply #1818 on: November 10, 2021, 05:39:32 pm »
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
Shy Albatross
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross
Barau’s Petrel
Great-winged Petrel
White-chinned Petrel
Flesh-footed Shearwater
Common Tern

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1819 on: November 16, 2021, 12:02:13 pm »
Drongo working in tandem with Yellowbilled kite to harass a Crowned Eagle. The eagle was so focused on the kite, he missed the Drongo.

Black-bellied starling at nesting box. The red eye is prevalent in the male during breeding season. They are pretty good mimics and these have a repertoire which includes at least 8-10 different birds.

Little Bee-eater doing what Bee-eaters usually do.