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    adult male rock jumper would be my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AfriqueDS View Post
    Seen on Swartberg - no idea
    Cape Rockjumper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AfriqueDS View Post
    Seen on Swartberg - no idea
    Great spot that little one, for what it's worth it is a red data species that is becoming very scarce

    The Cape Rockjumper is one of South Africa's most sought-after and charismatic endemics. It is one of eight endemic birds (seven passerines and a buttonquail) in the Cape Floristic Region,
    The Cape Rockjumper is inextricably linked to its mountain fynbos habitat and is a keystone species within the mountain fynbos. As species strongly associated with a particular habitat type can be useful indicators for the habitat itself, it may serve as an indicator species for overall health and biodiversity loss in the fynbos itself.

    In 2017, the Cape Rockjumper was placed on the IUCN Red List for Endangered Species in 2017, and in 2021, the Cape Rockjumper was announced as BirdLife South Africa's Bird of the Year. Its placement within the IUCN Red List came from reassessments of its habitat and population
    , while the nomination for Bird of the Year came from the combination of its sensitivity to climate change, specialized habitat, declining reporting rates, declining habitat, and revered nature among South African birds, which make it a major draw for avitourism.


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    I think its Greywing Francolin.
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    Looks that way.
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    I saw these in the Karoo Close to middelburg.

    Is it blue cranes never seen so many together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Hannes View Post
    I saw these in the Karoo Close to middelburg.

    Is it blue cranes never seen so many together.
    Blue cranes.. Lovely

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    Dankie Hanno

    We could not get all the birds in one photo but my guess was somewhere around 50 birds in one spot which was to me quite unusual.

    I've often seen pairs but never flocks of blue cranes.

    Now ive read a bit and 50 is a small flock.
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    Spotted this one close to uniondale.
    Looks like some kind of Korhaan?
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    I think this is a Denham's bustard. I think the fairly similar Ludwig's bustard has less black and white blotching on the wings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    I think this is a Denham's bustard. I think the fairly similar Ludwig's bustard has less black and white blotching on the wings.
    Agree
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    Hoping someone can identify this beautiful bird. Had the pigeons and other birds in the suburb scurring all over for cover. Apologies for the poor shot. Best I could do before it flew off.Click image for larger version. 

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    Juvenile African Harrier Hawk would be my guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shfish View Post
    Juvenile African Harrier Hawk would be my guess.
    I agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by husainw View Post
    Hoping someone can identify this beautiful bird. Had the pigeons and other birds in the suburb scurring all over for cover. Apologies for the poor shot. Best I could do before it flew off.Click image for larger version. 

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    Been quite a few in Edenvale area the past year or so. Where in Edenvale are you situated?
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    Juvenile Gymnogene. Or African Harrier Hawk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Miles View Post
    Been quite a few in Edenvale area the past year or so. Where in Edenvale are you situated?
    We're also seeing quite a few of them in the Cape Town southern suburbs recently. Wonderful to see these magnificent birds gliding through suburban skies!

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    Help
    Pigeon Valley sighting yesterday
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    Olive Thrush, unfortunately one cannot see the front.

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    Morning all. This odd loerie type bird was seen by family in Bryanston last week. Seems to be a Violet Turaco, which is a west-african bird. Colours do not entirely match what I see in our Birds of Africa book.
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