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Korhaan: Northern black Korhaan

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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:07 pm

A close-up portrait of a KTP Northern Black Korhaan, Afrotis afraoides.

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Unread post by Candy's Style » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:15 pm

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Pjw » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:36 pm

Hi There
this bird was seen at Rietvlei this morning

? Spotted thickknee
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Can anyone help me ID it please

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Unread post by arks » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:47 pm

Looks to me like it might be a blackbellied korhaan.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Pjw » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:05 pm

Hi Arks.
My first reaction when I saw this bird was a korhaan,(northern black?) but then I thought it was too small? A Black bellied Korhaan is about 60cm tall, the bird I saw was no bigger than about 45-50cm about the same as a Guinea fowl?
I've re-looked at my photos and the book and perhaps the 1st guess- Northern black korhaan is correct? I'm really not sure as I think we were almost out of its range
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:29 pm

Pjw wrote:Hi Arks.
My first reaction when I saw this bird was a korhaan,(northern black?) but then I thought it was too small? A Black bellied Korhaan is about 60cm tall, the bird I saw was no bigger than about 45-50cm about the same as a Guinea fowl?
I've re-looked at my photos and the book and perhaps the 1st guess- Northern black korhaan is correct? I'm really not sure as I think we were almost out of its range

Northern black korhaan was my 2nd guess, Pat. It certainly doesn't look like a dikkop to me from your photo. Amongst other things, I think the neck is too long :?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Pjw » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:38 pm

Thanks Arks
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Unread post by salamanda » Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:36 pm

Looks like a Black-bellied Bustard to me. I take your point about the size, but did they actually come out onto the road? You never know what the ground is like under all that grass, or could you see? The Northern Black Korhaan usually has far more black on its neck as far as I remember.

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Unread post by Pjw » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:48 pm

Thanks Salamanda
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Unread post by Elsa » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:15 pm

Pat, I would go with Northern Black Korhaan.
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Unread post by Pjw » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:40 pm

Thanks Elsa :D
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