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Nightjar, Fiery-necked

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa

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Re: Nightjar, Feiry Necked

Unread postby Imax » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:10 pm

Lizet, we were on a night drive and luckily the nightjar sat quite close to the vehicle. I mounted an additional flash on the camera to flash over the lens and thus no lens shadow is made. I took it with a 200mm lens at ISO 1600 and then later increased the exposure slightly on the computer.

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Re: Nightjar, Fiery-necked

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:28 am

Imax, thanks nicely done!

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Re: Nightjar, Fiery-necked

Unread postby Batmad » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:30 pm

Imax- How did you ID this bird?
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Re: Nightjar, Fiery-necked

Unread postby Imax » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:50 pm

With difficulty - there were two in the area Freckled and Fiery-necked so at least on call we could narrow down. Then this was one of many photos taken at the spot (3 cameras and probably 50 photos) and it took 4 birders most of the night to work through them. We managed to id both, but I only had one really worth while photo for keeping, being this one. We also on the same drive got European, but that was an easier ID as it was perched in the usual manner along the branch.

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Re: Nightjar, Fiery-necked

Unread postby Batmad » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:17 pm

Thanks Imax :thumbs_up:
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Re: Nightjar, Fiery-necked

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:07 pm

Well captured Imax! :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby JoelR » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:22 pm

Hi all! Sorted out my bird photos for the first time and was surprised to find 200 species hidden away in my laptop. Anyway, 2 nightjars that I saw last February in Kruger pose a bit of an ID problem. Any ideas?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:40 pm

JoelR,

Hmm, bit of a challenge with those :shock:

Striking tail pattern on the first bird - square tailed female?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:51 am

Hi Joel.. why couldn't you rather post Warblers? :twisted:

My quick thoughts, I don't think number 1 is Square Tailed based on the fact that I don't see white outer tail markings. Could be Fiery Necked IMO


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