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 Post subject: Re: Pratincole: Collared Pratincole
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:02 pm 
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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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 Post subject: what is this??
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hi

saw it last july in Chobe

what is it??

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 Post subject: Re: what is this??
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Redwinged Partincole is my guess :huh:


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

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 Post subject: Re: what is this??
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Going with Collared Pratincole


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 Post subject: Re: what is this??
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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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 Post subject: Re: what is this??
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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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 Post subject: Re: what is this??
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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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 Post subject: Re: Pratincole: Collared Pratincole
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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What makes you lean towards Black-winged Pratincole, Naomi?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I don't have a reference book with me now, but do BW Pranticoles even occur in KNP?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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.

http://sabap2.adu.org.za/spp_summary.php?Spp=282

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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So it is a Collared Pratincole? :redface: The dull colours confused me - never to old to learn! :D


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