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Re: Dwarf Bittern or juvenile Green Backed Heron????

Unread postby michel367 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:43 pm

I am still a long way away from being a birder.

Still. I am learning too and that darn bird is still giving trouble.

If I look at your explanation I agree with you completely, but if I look at the eye and the area around it I am still not 100% sure. :hmz:

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Re: Dwarf Bittern or juvenile Green Backed Heron????

Unread postby ross hawkins » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:58 pm

Ye it takes a bit o time n then when you see a particular type of bird you recognize them straight away.
Have a look @ the Bittern eye. Its a black orb, where as the GBH has a yellow eye with black pupil.
The streaks on the face of your bird also gives it away

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Re: Heron: Green-backed

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 12:48 pm

A Green-backed Heron at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Heron: Green-backed

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 12:49 pm

A Green-backed Heron at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Heron: Green-backed

Unread postby okie » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:34 pm

This one at Sweni hide in May 2011 .

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Re: Heron: Green-backed

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:12 pm

Seen in Kruger in June this year.

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Re: Heron: Green-backed

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:25 pm

Near Tshokwane

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Youngsters

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Re: Heron: Green-backed

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:41 pm

Sunset dam - Feb 2014

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Re: Heron: Green-backed

Unread postby Wildkyker » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:25 am

Our Green-backed Heron sighting in the Tsendze

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