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Re: Pratincole: Collared Pratincole

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:02 pm

Wow, some absolutely beautiful pics here, :clap:

now almost embarrassed to put mine on that we saw from the Matambeni Hide overlooking Engelhard Dam in Feb this year. :redface:

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what is this??

Unread postby schliek » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:50 am

hi

saw it last july in Chobe

what is it??

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Re: what is this??

Unread postby Kooscra » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:02 am

Redwinged Partincole is my guess :huh:

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Re: what is this??

Unread postby TrevorC » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:08 pm

Maybe Collared Pratincole ??
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Re: what is this??

Unread postby annapangolin » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:51 pm

Going with Collared Pratincole

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Re: what is this??

Unread postby Dabchick » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:13 am

My 14-yr old Sasol bird guide (the only one I've got at work :wink: ) says that the collared pratincole and the redwinged pratincole are the same species (Glareola pratincola. So you're all right!

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Re: what is this??

Unread postby annapangolin » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:56 pm

Now that I look, my new Roberts says the same. Hehe... Darn! The first time I try to look slightly knowledgable on a bird thread and it totally backfires... :)

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Re: what is this??

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:30 am

Redwinged is the old name and now Collared the new name of this bird.

We saw them flying around over the Engelhard Dam from the Matambeni Hide near Letaba this year. :D
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Re: Pratincole: Collared Pratincole

Unread postby pathfinder » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:52 am

A flock of these were in attendance on the sand flats in front of Shimuwini in December 2002. Probably still a very good spot to look for them? I volunteer to have another look for them in January when I am there :whistle:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:52 pm

I am a bit confused here - again!!

We saw these birds at Mooiplaas waterhole on Christmasday in December and I thought they were Collared Pratincoles. After looking through my pics I now think they were Blackwinged Pratincoles??

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:54 pm

What makes you lean towards Black-winged Pratincole, Naomi?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:59 pm

I don't have a reference book with me now, but do BW Pranticoles even occur in KNP?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:59 pm

I think the very distinct white eye ring and the diffused separation between the brown breast and white belly is quite good for Collared Pratincole.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:01 pm

DotDan wrote:I don't have a reference book with me now, but do BW Pranticoles even occur in KNP?


Only two reports yes, but I would like to see those photos. I think Niall was one of the birders who saw it.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:22 pm

So it is a Collared Pratincole? :redface: The dull colours confused me - never to old to learn! :D


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