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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:11 pm

Common Kgalagadi birdie.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:34 pm

Hi Everyone

I'm a newbie in birding and decided to make my first bird list. I went through all the bird pics I took the last 10 years and my list coming on nicely. I just have trouble ID some of the birds (either the pics are not that good or I can't seem to ID them correctly) so I need help please. Here is my LBJ pics I have trouble with

I changed the lightning and zoomed in so you can see better on some of the photos

Bird 1 Is this a Kelp gull? (August, Hartenbos)
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Bird 2 Great or yellow billed egret (August, Krugerpark)
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Bird 3
Is this possibly a Cabanis’s bunting? (August, Krugerpark)
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Bird 4 Is this the greater striped swallow or lesser striped swallow? (July, Krugerpark )
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Bird 5 Is this the Cape spurfowl? The stripe next to his hey confuse me. (April, Krugerpark)
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Bird 6 Could this be the Cattle egret ? (May, Tzaneen)
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Bird 7 What kind of coucal is this? (October, North krugerpark)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:34 pm

Bird 8 southern or tropical boubou? (August, Bela bela)
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Bird 9 Emerald-spoted wood-dove ??? (August, Tzaneen)
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Bird 10 Is this a female black-bellied bustard? It doesn't have the black bellie? (July, Krugerpark)
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Bird 11 Is this the red-breasted swallow or mosque swallow (October, North Krugerpark)
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Bird 12 blue-cheeked bee-eater?
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(March, South Krugerpark)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:35 pm

Bird 13 I have no idea...maybe a juv. African jacana??? (July, krugerpark)
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Bird 14 some kind of coucal? (July, krugerpark)
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Bird 15
Is this a Levaillant’s (African striped) cuckoo? (February, krugerpark)
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Bird 16 Maybe the red backed strike? (February, Krugerpark)
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Bird 17 swamp boubou? (August, Krugerpark)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:57 pm

I forgot about this one...

Bird 18 red headed weaver or red billed quelea or neither?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:04 pm

Roaneric, some answers. For the rest I need a bit mor time
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3 golden breasted bunting
4 lesser
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7 Burchell's
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:13 am

Thanks Karin. I will add them to my list and wait for the rest. Thanks for your help :gflower:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by barryels » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:22 am

Hi roaneric,

Here are my ID's of your birdies:

1. Kelp Gull
2. Great Egret
3. Golden-breasted Bunting
4. Lesser Striped Swallow
5. Natal Spurflowl
6. Non-breeding Cattle Egret
7. Burchell’s Coucal
8. Southern Boubou
9. Emerald-spotted Wood-dove
10. Black-bellied Bustard
11. Red-breasted Swallow
12. Immature Southern Carmine Bee-eater
13. Juvenile African Jacana
14. Burchell’s Coucal (barred rump)
15. Levaillant’s Cuckoo
16. Red-backed Shrike
17. Common Fiscal
18. Red-headed Weaver
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by roaneric » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:09 am

Fantastic. :clap:

Thanks so much for your time. That's another 11 new birds I can add to my list. That makes my total 156 :dance: :dance: :dance:
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