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    Please help identify. Best I can do, is some or the other Bee-eater

    Are they suppose to be in this area? In all my living years growing up in the area, I have never seen them here.

    Apologies for not very good photos.



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    The colour is not perfect in the photos. However, I would hazard a guesd at the European Bee-Eater. Based on wing markings, tail and yellow throat. Stand to be corrected though...
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    Looks like European Bee-eater

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    Yes, I have seen them often in the Waverley and Roodeplaat areas.

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    I have seen both European and White-fronted at Rietvlei nature reserve, so it's definately possible.
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    Default Maybe Carmine

    Could this not be a Carmine bee eater
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    We see and hear these bee-eaters on a daily basis. We live not too far from Rietvlei.
    Our Sasol eBirds App says they are migrants, but we see them basically throughout the year. Saw and heard them yesterday as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaxon of Africa View Post
    Could this not be a Carmine bee eater
    No the Carmine has much more "red" in the underwing and longer streamers.
    Pta is maybe a bit too south for them

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    Definitely European Bee Eater. I have also seen them in MontanaPark.


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    European Bee-Eater.

    Nest in neighbours London Plane Tree (aka Platanus Xhispanica, aka Ithcy Balls tree) and our Pecan Nut tree, in spring and autumn you can hear them when they rise in the morning and settle in the evenings. In PTA East.

    Have been here in spring and autumn for about the past 7 years.

    The Grey Hornbill (grysneushoringvoŽl aka "pew"voŽl) has been visiting our Pecan Nut tree for the past 5 years and Rose-ringed parakeet (ringnek parakeet) for the past 2 years.

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