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What will almost certainly be a quiet little year - Soukous 2019

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OK, let me say right now that I will not be contending for the highest number of posts here, but after some gentle persuasion ( @Galana ) I've decided that I should at least participate.
 If I'm lucky I'll manage to post a few species that I have not posted before. 

 

So, No1 is a new one for me.

 

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill - Bycanistes brevis

Lake Manyara NP, Tanzania. Feb 2019

 

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill pair

 

Silvery-cheeked Hornbills

 

Edited by Soukous

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Soukous

02 - African Grey Hornbill - Tockus nasutus

Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Feb 2019

 

African Grey Hornbill

 

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xelas
1 hour ago, Soukous said:

No1 is a new one for me.

 

And for me too! Great opening, @Soukous

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Galana

The longest journey starts with but a single step. Confucious.

Glad you are open to persuasion. It is always fun to see what others have seen. And where! Lake Manyara. Full of history and one of my favourites.

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TonyQ
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Glad to have you onboard @Soukous

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Soukous

I may as well keep the Hornbills together.

03 - Von der Decken's Hornbill - Tockus deckeni

Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. Feb 2019

 

Van der decken's Hornbill

 

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Silvery-cheeked Hornbill is enough in itself in my opinion (which doesn't count for much in this corner of Safaritalk, but never  mind that) . The rest is a bonus. Your reluctance is already unjustified.  

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Dave Williams

Great start, good to have you contributing as it's nice to have an even greater spread of images.

Like @Kitsafari I see your images don't fit on my screen either!!! Let's not get hung up about it I'm wondering if it's because the camera is set up to take a different shaped image. Perhaps you both use a mirrorless Sony?

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1 hour ago, pault said:

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill is enough in itself in my opinion (which doesn't count for much in this corner of Safaritalk, but never  mind that) . The rest is a bonus. Your reluctance is already unjustified.  

 

aw shucks :rolleyes:

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48 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:

Great start, good to have you contributing as it's nice to have an even greater spread of images.

Like @Kitsafari I see your images don't fit on my screen either!!! Let's not get hung up about it I'm wondering if it's because the camera is set up to take a different shaped image. Perhaps you both use a mirrorless Sony?

 

@Dave Williams I'm not sure why they do not fit on screen.

The width dimension is almost always 1400 pixels. 

I use both a big screen and a 13" laptop and the image adjusts itself to fit on the screen of both of them. 

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so what next?

I was sure I also had a Crowned Hornbill, but I can't find it at the moment.

 

so we'll go to Rollers instead.

 

04 - Eurasian / European Roller - Coracias garrulus

There were lots and lots of these on the plains, far outnumbering the - usually - more familiar Lilac-breasted Rollers.

 

Lake Manyara NP, Tanzania. Feb 2019

European / Eurasian Roller

 

European Roller

 

Ndutu. Feb 2019

Eurasian Roller

 

 

 

Edited by Soukous

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05 - Cinnamon-chested Bee Eater - Merops oreobates

Lake Manyara NP, Tanzania. Feb 2019

 

Cinnamon-chested Bee Eater

 

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06 - European Bee Eater - Merops apiaster

Lake Manyara NP, Tanzania. Feb 2019

European Bee Eater

 

European Bee Eater

 

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Dave Williams

Wow that Eurasian Roller is a stunner. The landscape shots fir the screen too!

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Galana
7 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:

The landscape shots fir the screen too!

That's my theory too.

@Soukous Having teased me with a favourite place with Lake  Manyara you now go and rub it in. Ndutu is so special that Mrs Galana, given a choice of venue for a special birthday a few years back, chose there. Not that I raised an argument of course!

Love the Rollers! More please!

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8 minutes ago, Galana said:

That's my theory too.

@Soukous Having teased me with a favourite place with Lake  Manyara you now go and rub it in. Ndutu is so special that Mrs Galana, given a choice of venue for a special birthday a few years back, chose there. Not that I raised an argument of course!

Love the Rollers! More please!

 

Mrs Galana is clearly a lady of wisdom

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3 hours ago, Dave Williams said:

Great start, good to have you contributing as it's nice to have an even greater spread of images.

Like @Kitsafari I see your images don't fit on my screen either!!! Let's not get hung up about it I'm wondering if it's because the camera is set up to take a different shaped image. Perhaps you both use a mirrorless Sony?

 

@Dave Williams you might wish to raise your viewing concerns in the testing attachment thread here or the post upgrade bug reporting thread here  so it can be discussed in detail.

 

 

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07 - Yellow-billed Stork - Myteria ibis

Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Feb 2019

 

Yellow-billed Storks

 

Yellow-billed Storks

 

Yellow-billed Storks in flight

 

08 - African Jacana (imm) - Actophilornis africanus

Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Feb 2019

African jacana (imm)

 

09. Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus

Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Feb 2019

Glossy Ibis

 

Glossy Ibis

 

Glossy Ibis

 

 

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10 - Long-toed Lapwing - Vanellus crassirostris

Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Feb 2019

Long-toes lapwing

 

 

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11. Grey-crowned Crane - Balearica regulorum

Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Feb 2019

Grey-crowned Crane

 

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12. Great White Pelican - Pelecanus onocrotalus

Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Feb 2019

Great White Pelican

 

Great White Pelicans

 

 

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13 Fan-tailed Widowbird - Euplectes axillaris

Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Feb 2019

 

Male

Fan-tailed Widowbird (m)

 

Females

Fan-tailed Widowbird (f)

 

 

 

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14 - Grey Heron - Ardea cinera

Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Feb 2019

 

Grey Heron

 

Grey Heron

 

 

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15 - Marsh Sandpiper - Tringa stagnatilis

Lake Manyara, Tanzania. feb 2019

 

Marsh Sandpiper

 

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16 - Grey-headed (or Grey-hooded) Kingfisher - Halcyon leucocephala

Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Feb 2019

 

Grey-headed Kingfisher

 

and another one

Grey-hooded Kingfisher

 

Grey-hooded Kingfisher

 

 

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