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 Post subject: Korhaan: Northern black Korhaan
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A close-up portrait of a KTP Northern Black Korhaan, Afrotis afraoides.

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I almost had a heart attack when I heard the sound coming out of this 'little' guys mouth :shock: ...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi There
this bird was seen at Rietvlei this morning

? Spotted thickknee
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Can anyone help me ID it please

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Looks to me like it might be a blackbellied korhaan.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Arks.
My first reaction when I saw this bird was a korhaan,(northern black?) but then I thought it was too small? A Black bellied Korhaan is about 60cm tall, the bird I saw was no bigger than about 45-50cm about the same as a Guinea fowl?
I've re-looked at my photos and the book and perhaps the 1st guess- Northern black korhaan is correct? I'm really not sure as I think we were almost out of its range

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Arks.
My first reaction when I saw this bird was a korhaan,(northern black?) but then I thought it was too small? A Black bellied Korhaan is about 60cm tall, the bird I saw was no bigger than about 45-50cm about the same as a Guinea fowl?
I've re-looked at my photos and the book and perhaps the 1st guess- Northern black korhaan is correct? I'm really not sure as I think we were almost out of its range

Northern black korhaan was my 2nd guess, Pat. It certainly doesn't look like a dikkop to me from your photo. Amongst other things, I think the neck is too long :?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Looks like a Black-bellied Bustard to me. I take your point about the size, but did they actually come out onto the road? You never know what the ground is like under all that grass, or could you see? The Northern Black Korhaan usually has far more black on its neck as far as I remember.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Pat, I would go with Northern Black Korhaan.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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