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    Simon have a look at these photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    but these beasties can be tricky.
    tell me about it, I find it quite difficult at times especially as there are also often regional variations in colour etc.

    If we could only see the back of the bird clearly.
    Sorry got it full front and then 2 side shots.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DougN View Post
    Sorry got it full front and then 2 side shots.
    OK cool... post the side shots, but Warwick's image of the Buff-streaked Chat looks much closer to the one you have, so I'll go with that.
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    Doug those beasties are definitely buff streaked chats
    I assume the photos were taken at the sentech towers. Altitude plays an important role in that area and we have seen Gurneys Sugarbird on that mountain. That peak is at the same altitude as the higher peaks of the drakensberg and rumors are that bearded vulture has been seen there, until I see pics I will take it as rumor, altitude is right but that is about it. The birds up at the towers are quite tame and will approach humans in the hope of getting a free meal.

    This was taken 2 weeks ago
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    My "contact" confirms without a doubt that it is a juvenile (note, not female) Buff Streaked Chat...good one mfuwefarmer.

    I like a challenge.. alas this is one that got me.
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    Hi

    Birds from latest trip to Kruger.


    Bird 11 - Can someone confirm that this is a Tawny Eagle?

    Bird 20 - Can someone confirm that this is a Brown Snake Eagle?

    Bird 20-2 / 3 - Can someone ID - I think they maybe Ovambo Sparrowhawks?

    Bird 30 - Can someone confirm that this is a Juvenile Bateleur?

    Owl - Can someone confirm that this is a Pearl Spotted Owl?

    Woodpecker - Can someone ID which type?
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    1. Molting sub adult Tawny Eagle
    2. Brown Snake-Eagle
    3. Pale Juvenile Dark Chanting Goshawk
    4. Gabar Goshawk
    5. Juvenile Bateleur
    6. Pearl-Spotted Owlet
    7. Your Woodpecker is a Bearded
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    Thanks

    The thing that was confusing me about 3 and 4 was that they were right next to each other on the tree and the red colour on the bill on bird 20 -2.


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    If thats the case then 3 would probably be a juvenile/sub adult Gabar

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    3 is definitely a juvenile Gabar
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    Default LBJ - Underberg/Sani

    Was flicking through the RAW's of our recent trip to Underberg/Sani and got this little one I took for ID purposes.....and need some help, in all likelihood a common LBJ, but it has me somewhat frustrated now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfuwefarmer View Post
    Was flicking through the RAW's of our recent trip to Underberg/Sani and got this little one I took for ID purposes.....and need some help, in all likelihood a common LBJ, but it has me somewhat frustrated now!
    Juvenile Orange-throated Longclaw? Look at the rear toes
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    Thx Simon, I completely missed the rear toes.......agree can only be the Orange-throated Longclaw

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    Found this little critter in 4ways. Clearly not a local. Anybody care to help id please??

    Also found lots of Mallards swimming with the yellowbills. Big problem as they interbreed. Worse that bloody Myna's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swainsons View Post
    Found this little critter in 4ways. Clearly not a local. Anybody care to help id please??

    Also found lots of Mallards swimming with the yellowbills. Big problem as they interbreed. Worse that bloody Myna's.

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    Red-crested Pochard. Native of southern Europe and south central Asia. Probably an escapee, but you might just want to pop an email to the bird atlas project just to let them know.
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    Default Bird photos from Khama Rhino

    Please help with the bird in the 1st photo. I can't find it in my birdbook. The second photo I think is a Grey-headed Bush-Shrike.
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    Looks like Golden-breasted Bunting of in Afrikaans die Rooirugstreepkoppie

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    Thanks Mfuwe, kon toe die voel in my boek kry. Jy's reg met die identifisering.
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    Spent the morning at marievale and found lots of Ruff. This one popped up in between and that red beak has me wondering?? Anybody care to hazard a guess??

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    Quote Originally Posted by swainsons View Post
    Spent the morning at marievale and found lots of Ruff. This one popped up in between and that red beak has me wondering?? Anybody care to hazard a guess??

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    It is a Ruff. The colour variant has a red or orange base at the beak.

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