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Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:19 pm

Wattle-eye, black-throated, Platysteira peltata

Sometimes one gets to have really lucky moments - like this morning in the Cape Vidal reserve when I "shot" what I thought to be a battis or a brubru. I only had one opportunity before the bird flew into the forrest. When I downloaded the images from my camera, the picture was sharp and the image showed the red wattle over this bird's eye well - this was the first inkling I had that I actually got a lifer here! :dance:

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Unread postby Jay » Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:31 pm

congrats JvR :wink: it is really an attractive little bird!

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Unread postby Johann » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:46 am

Nicely done :mrgreen:
Have only seen these up at Pafuri till now and hidden in the foliage.
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Unread postby Musker » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:29 pm

Great shot! :D

Saw them at the Crocodile Park by the entrance to Cape Vidal. Very unexpected but had great views. I don't know if we were just lucky or if they are regulars there (we saw both male and female).

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Unread postby Johann » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:50 am

They are back at the Pafuri picnic site. Saw one of these little beauties on Sunday (23/09/2007). According to Frank they've been back for a little while now and tend to keep to the eastern side of the picnic area. You can have look in the area between the ablutions and Frank's house. They tend to stay in the creepers.
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Unread postby Andy Pay » Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:53 am

Yep, we saw male and female in exactly that spot on August 10th.
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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread postby Imax » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:06 pm

Got this one down in Mtunzini in Natal. He was difficult to photograph as he never sat still!
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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread postby Moegaai » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:42 pm

And Imax, how happy I was that we went back there for my benefit the following morning!

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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:29 pm

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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread postby o-dog » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:12 pm

Nice pics!!!

Seen this bird a couple of times along the Luvuvhu but interestingly also at the Rudi Frankel guest house in 2005 at Satara!!!! Keep an eye out for it there in the dense undergrowth!
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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread postby annapangolin » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:12 pm

Have they been recorded recently at Crocodile Bridge?

This one in the camp beginning of October 2011. I certainly didn't expect that! And definitely a lifer for me...

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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread postby johanrebel » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:08 am

Last November a pair nested right above the road between the two Luvuvhu bridges, but closer to the northern one, in an Ana Tryee full of Flame Creeper overhanging the road.

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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread postby Johann » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:24 pm

Female at Crooks Corner, January 2012
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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread postby hilda » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:49 am

What a beauty! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread postby Bosnimf » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:09 pm

I think one of the best places to see this bird is in, and around St. Lucia.
I saw this male in July 2014 at the Ski boat club

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