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Re: Heron: Green-backed

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

Seen in Kruger in June this year.

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Re: Heron: Green-backed

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

Near Tshokwane

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Re: Heron: Green-backed

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Sunset dam - Feb 2014

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Re: Heron: Green-backed

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:29 pm

Great sightings and images! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Garyd73 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:37 am

I have this one down as a Green Backed Heron, would be nice to get some confirmation on this if possible please:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:36 am

Yip, your ID is spot on

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Garyd73 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:03 pm

Thank you for the confirmation Karin :thumbs_up:
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:58 pm

Hi everyone

A few new birdies that I'm not sure about. Please help

Is this a green backed heron??? I'm puzzled with the red legs
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Albert » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:28 pm

Right on the Heron, the legs are orange-red during breeding.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:55 am

Thanks so much. :dance:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by umtali1 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:35 am

Thanks again to all you knowledgable experts for all these pointers :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :clap:
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