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Identification Help - General Birds

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:30 pm

Many thanks for confirming, WTM :gflower:
RSA 2016
4,5 April Melville
6-19 April KNP: Croc Bridge, Olifants, Shingwedzi, Pafuri Border
20-24 April Mapungubwe: Leokwe
25 April-28 May Darling
29 May-19 June Cape Town

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:59 am

Here are two more birds that have me stumped :wall: , both seen in the Pafuri area of KNP in mid-April 2016.

1. This one I'm thinking might be a black cuckoo?
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2. I've NO idea what this one might be ... a juvenile of some sort perhaps? Am I missing something obvious?
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RSA 2016
4,5 April Melville
6-19 April KNP: Croc Bridge, Olifants, Shingwedzi, Pafuri Border
20-24 April Mapungubwe: Leokwe
25 April-28 May Darling
29 May-19 June Cape Town

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Albert » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:36 am

Arks, I'd guess Red-billed Buffalo Weaver (Male in the first photograph and female in the other 3)
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:17 pm

Many thanks, Albert :gflower:

What confuses me about the first bird is that dark bill :hmz:
RSA 2016
4,5 April Melville
6-19 April KNP: Croc Bridge, Olifants, Shingwedzi, Pafuri Border
20-24 April Mapungubwe: Leokwe
25 April-28 May Darling
29 May-19 June Cape Town

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Albert » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:33 am

Hi Arks, from what I have read and seen, the sub-adult male RBBW could have a dark bill (anything from dark to horn-coloured). It is difficult for me to see if the bill in the photograph is actually dark or red.
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:16 pm

thanks for that clarification, albert :gflower:
RSA 2016
4,5 April Melville
6-19 April KNP: Croc Bridge, Olifants, Shingwedzi, Pafuri Border
20-24 April Mapungubwe: Leokwe
25 April-28 May Darling
29 May-19 June Cape Town


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