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Wattle-eye: Black-throated

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Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:19 pm

Wattle-eye, black-throated, Platysteira peltata

Sometimes one gets to have really lucky moments - like this morning in the Cape Vidal reserve when I "shot" what I thought to be a battis or a brubru. I only had one opportunity before the bird flew into the forrest. When I downloaded the images from my camera, the picture was sharp and the image showed the red wattle over this bird's eye well - this was the first inkling I had that I actually got a lifer here! :dance:

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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread post by Imax » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:06 pm

Got this one down in Mtunzini in Natal. He was difficult to photograph as he never sat still!
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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:29 pm

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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread post by annapangolin » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:12 pm

Have they been recorded recently at Crocodile Bridge?

This one in the camp beginning of October 2011. I certainly didn't expect that! And definitely a lifer for me...

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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread post by Johann » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:24 pm

Female at Crooks Corner, January 2012
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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread post by Bosnimf » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:09 pm

I think one of the best places to see this bird is in, and around St. Lucia.
I saw this male in July 2014 at the Ski boat club

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Re: Wattle-eye: Black-throated

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:26 am

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