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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread post by Lionspoon » Sun May 15, 2011 1:35 pm

Back to square one. :doh:
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread post by Toko » Sun May 15, 2011 1:40 pm

:D :D :D

A Hyena could be about the same size as a small lioness - indeed back to square one :D :D :D

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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread post by PJL » Sun May 15, 2011 8:00 pm

:lol:

Very difficult to tell the size & shape from that distance. On the times I've stayed in Addo we only ever saw & heard jackal and hyena around the main camp... the hyena den is about half a mile at most up the slope directly left as you look at the cam, so that's still my hunch.

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animal id

Unread post by RonnieL » Thu May 19, 2011 12:04 am

PJL wrote:Image

This is a Southern Tchagra, a first for Addo webcam. :clap:
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread post by melph68 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:21 am

Hi there :D
It's a long shot, but I'm wondering if this could possibly be an aardwolf? :hmz:
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread post by PJL » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:35 am

Hi Mel!

Great sighting... I must admit it really doesn't look like a BBJ. Looks like a black patch towards the end of the tail, and possibly a stripe behind its head? Aardwolf would normally have more stripes, but it's a bit difficult to tell from that distance and with the lighting. Might it be a cape fox? :hmz:

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Unread post by Richprins » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:00 pm

Hello, melph!

Very tricky indeed!

Looking at the size/lack of stripes, I think Aardwolf and Cape fox are ruled out.

Best I can say is a very dull Black-backed Jackal! :hmz:

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Unread post by BushFairy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:44 pm

I would say Cape Fox - uniform colour and black last 1/3rd of the tail, I'm not experienced enough with webcam sizing though :D
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread post by melph68 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:52 am

Thank you for your input PJL, Richprins and BushFairy :thumbs_up:
"Maybe" a cape fox seems to be the consensus 8) :lol:
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread post by melph68 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:10 am

Hi there :D :D
I'm hoping you can help me ID these birds please :pray:
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And this one...
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread post by Tulagi » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:59 am

Lionspoon... your first pic is undoubtedly a Secretary Bird.
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:29 am

:hmz: the second... maybe a Falcon... why not a Lanner...
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread post by lettuceleaf711 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:46 am

melph - the first bird looks like a lappet-faced vulture and i agree with anne-marie on the second - falcon

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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread post by PJL » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:17 am

I'd agree with lettuceleaf711... first one is definitely a lappet-faced vulture :thumbs_up:

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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread post by melph68 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:25 pm

Thank you so much anne-marie, lettuceleaf711 and PJL :thumbs_up: :gflower:
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