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    I don't know if they are still active, but if they are go on a pelagic with Zest For Birds from Simonstown.
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    Kruger Oct - I think this one is the red crested korhaan ?
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    Jip.

    Nice shot.
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    Kruger October - I thought a Pale Flycatcher - was a very light grey ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Kruger Oct - I think this one is the red crested korhaan ?
    Correct, the buff chevrons on the back are diagnostic for Red-crested.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Kruger October - I thought a Pale Flycatcher - was a very light grey ?
    I would rather go with Ashy Flycatcher. Pale is a warmer / browner.

    (Grey Tit-flycatcher is another option, but the under-tail appears grey to me, so I'll settle on Ashy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Kruger October - I thought a Pale Flycatcher - was a very light grey ?
    Yes, I would agree with Piet. There's enough white around the eye to convince me it's an Ashy.

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    Thanks guys .... SuzukiPiet you know what that means .... number 520 .... smiley face .....

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    Is this a Tawny Eagle ?? Kruger October

    Got a very full crop
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    This one got me stumped - Kruger October
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    Looks like a female great sparrow, way out of normal distribution.

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    A female of one of the Wydah's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Is this a Tawny Eagle ?? Kruger October

    Got a very full crop
    Spot on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    This one got me stumped - Kruger October
    I agree with Luca, I'd go for Long-tailed Paradise Wydah.

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    I also thought that but the pink legs whydah has grey legs. The legs in the photo are pink.
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    Shaft tailed has pink legs but then the dark lines on the head might be a problem. Also look at the Black Widowfinch? Size is difficult to tell on the pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petewill View Post
    I also thought that but the pink legs whydah has grey legs. The legs in the photo are pink.



    Quote Originally Posted by Luka View Post
    Shaft tailed has pink legs but then the dark lines on the head might be a problem. Also look at the Black Widowfinch? Size is difficult to tell on the pic.
    I hear you, Pete. I've just found that in many species the leg colour and bill colour vary with season, age and (perhaps) diet. I've come to put less weight on that in identification, so I didn't even pick it up in this case. My guide (Sasol ebird) does not specifically mention leg colour, though. Is it included in one of the other guides' text or is it only visible on the illustrations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by petewill View Post
    I also thought that but the pink legs whydah has grey legs. The legs in the photo are pink.
    You will have to go back, find it and identify the male bird!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzukiPiet View Post
    Is it included in one of the other guides' text or is it only visible on the illustrations?
    Just shows that you need all the references that you can get!

    Originally I looked at my Newman's, Sasol and Roberts Field Guides although not the latest editions. No leg descriptions and all the illustrations show the legs as dark grey.

    I now looked at my Roberts Multimedia and found the following under Description for the Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah. Adult male - Legs and feet blackish, dark grey or pinkish brown. There is also a photo of a female which shows the legs with a pinkish tinge.

    So I agree on Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah.
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    Thanks for the effort Guys - Dave Rimmer also confirmed - he comments on my personal FB page. Made the point of the "C" darker mark around the cheeks. So next time we know what to look for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petewill View Post
    Just shows that you need all the references that you can get!

    Originally I looked at my Newman's, Sasol and Roberts Field Guides although not the latest editions. No leg descriptions and all the illustrations show the legs as dark grey.

    I now looked at my Roberts Multimedia and found the following under Description for the Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah. Adult male - Legs and feet blackish, dark grey or pinkish brown. There is also a photo of a female which shows the legs with a pinkish tinge.

    So I agree on Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah.
    Thanks for the effort, Pete! Interesting to know!

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