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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby JoelR » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:10 am

Abdim's Stork sounds right to me!

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Lionspoon » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:39 am

I'd go with abdim's stork as well. Their legs seem to be too long for a crow. :hmz:
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Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:03 pm

Hello me again - What are these birds at Nossob today?

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby pantera leo » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:14 pm

I think it might be Tawny Eagles JJ but lets hear from some experts as well!

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:15 pm

Thanks for the ID PL -

I have another bird to confirm ID please? Is it flamingoes? Do they even visit this area?

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there is another pic 30 seconds earlier with 2 birds also in the waterhole (this is why I think it could be flamingo, because Secretary birds seem to be always on the edge)

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Barcud » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:29 pm

Hi JJ,

Looks like a White Stork. The bill is way too big for a flamingo.

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:11 pm

Barcud thanks for this info - :D

Are they passing through this area or do they migrate here to arid/semi desert places in the European winter - if I have got the right species the European White Stork?

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Barcud » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:39 pm

Hi JJ,

Yes, it's the European White Stork. They spend the Northern Winter in South Africa. From the maps, I see they are less common in the West than the rest of SA.

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Tilandi » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:58 pm

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Is this perhaps a Black-Chested Snake-Eagle? :hmz:
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Barcud » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:28 pm

Hi Tilandi,

I would go for Martial Eagle as this is a big bird.

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Tilandi » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:05 pm

Thanks Barcud :thumbs_up:
Special thanks for all your Id's and help. :clap: :D
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Barcud » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:08 pm

No problem Tilandi, it helps me to learn your birds, so I'm benefiting from trying to ID them.

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:09 am

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Please help - Is this a crane of some kind? Thanks
I know the other one is a marabou.

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:31 am

Looking at the pics before this particular one, I'd say, they're both marabous.
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:04 pm

Hi Lionspoon

The Marabou does not have the long tail?

The pics before this one were at 9:06 and 9:11 this was was 30 minutes later at 9:36.

In my bird book it looks like a blue crane to me?

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