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Offline Bensien

Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #140 on: August 24, 2012, 08:45:58 am »
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #141 on: August 24, 2012, 08:52:26 am »
I'd be impressed if anyone regognizes this seasonal visitor to my garden without a bird guide

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #142 on: August 24, 2012, 09:14:52 am »
Come on. How many flycathers are seasonal? You can get the Roberts out now
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #143 on: August 24, 2012, 04:07:30 pm »
Spotted Flycatcher  ;D
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #144 on: August 24, 2012, 08:58:45 pm »
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Offline Bailey

Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #145 on: August 25, 2012, 10:00:29 am »
Thanks for that, had to get the book out. Learnt a new one  :thumleft:

I'm gonna gooi an easy one, sorry about the crappy photo. Also try without the book.

 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #146 on: August 26, 2012, 12:08:53 pm »
Female tambourine dove. Confession. I checked the book to confirm my guess before posting
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #147 on: August 27, 2012, 09:39:03 am »
Nice one  :thumleft: Should've taken the guess

Gooi us another one  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #148 on: August 27, 2012, 01:20:30 pm »
OK - I took this at the Vaal Dam on Saturday....
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #149 on: August 27, 2012, 01:48:00 pm »
I'll have a guess first, Orange throated longclaw
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #150 on: August 27, 2012, 01:50:28 pm »
I'll have a guess first, Orange throated longclaw


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I 'spose the orange throat was the give-away? :mwink:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #151 on: August 27, 2012, 02:59:59 pm »
I believe it is now called the cape longclaw or something. I'm to old to learn all these new names so I just call them what I used to. Here's an easy one
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #152 on: August 27, 2012, 03:17:37 pm »
Dikkop - Thick Knee - Nice Pic!

And yeah - Cape (Orange-Throat) Longclaw is listed in my book.....
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #153 on: August 27, 2012, 03:24:24 pm »
Taken at Mabula....
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #154 on: August 27, 2012, 03:40:36 pm »
Taken at Mabula....

Bearded woodpecker. The one I posted is of a wattled plover, now called a wattled lapwing
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #155 on: August 27, 2012, 03:49:36 pm »
Jirre - never got to that - jumped at my first guess! Can't really see the wattles in the pic - threw me off!  :imaposer: Nice!

I think I am going to have to go to one of the bird spots around Jhb in the next couple of weeks - need some new pics!
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #156 on: August 27, 2012, 03:51:02 pm »
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #157 on: August 28, 2012, 09:14:32 am »
This one is not what it may seem to be at first glance.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #158 on: August 28, 2012, 09:32:34 am »
so, its not an ostrich?  :patch:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #159 on: August 28, 2012, 09:57:15 am »
Fiscal shrike / Common fiscal ? ?
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