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#140 - Meve's Starling - Lamprotornis mevesii

Hwange NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

Meve's Starling

 

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Peter Connan

More lovely shots!

 

I hope one day to see a Racket-tailer one day...

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16 hours ago, Peter Connan said:

More lovely shots!

 

I hope one day to see a Racket-tailer one day...

 

They are very beautiful. 

The ones we saw are close to Camp Hwange and are apparently there regularly. If only someone had told me that on the first day. :angry:

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#141 - Fork-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus adsimilis

Hwange NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

Fork-tailed Drongo

 

Fork-tailed Drongo

 

 

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#142 - White-fronted Bee-eater - Merops bullockoides

Zambezi NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

White-fronted Bee-eater

 

White-fronted Bee-eater

 

White-fronted Bee eater

 

 

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#143 -White-fronted Plover - Charadrius marginatus

Hwange NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

White-fronted Plover

 

White-fronted Plover

 

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#144 - Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

Hwange NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

Little Egret

 

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#145 - Pied Wagtail - Motacilla aguimp

Hwange NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

Pied Wagtail

 

Pied Wagtail

 

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#146 - Crested Barbet - Trachyphonus vaillantii

Zambezi NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

Crested Barbet

 

Crested Barbet

 

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#147 - Hadeda Ibis - Bostrychia hagedash

Zambezi NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

Hadeda Ibis

 

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#148 - African Wattled Lapwing - Vanellus senegallus

Zambezi NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

Wattled Lapwing

 

Wattled Lapwing

 

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#149 - African Green Pigeon - Treron calvus 

Zambezi NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

African Green Pigeon

 

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#150 - White-crowned Lapwing - Vanellus albiceps

Zambezi NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

White-crowned Lapwing

 

White-crowned Lapwing

 

 

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Tdgraves

Congrats on 150 Martin

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xelas

Already half way to #300 ... and with amazing birds and photography! Congratulations!

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Dave Williams

The Racket-tailed Roller was a great find even if it was late in the day. Excellent photos,I'm hoping to see some your sightings on my trip so enjoying reminding myself what is what from your shots!

 

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Peter Connan

Congrats on the 150, and a lovely shot it is too!

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14 hours ago, Dave Williams said:

The Racket-tailed Roller was a great find even if it was late in the day. Excellent photos,I'm hoping to see some your sightings on my trip so enjoying reminding myself what is what from your shots!

 

 

where are you headed @Dave Williams ?

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Kruger in late September/ most of October Martin.They are seen in the very far north but are a rarity I believe.

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31 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:

Kruger in late September/ most of October Martin.They are seen in the very far north but are a rarity I believe.

 

enjoy, it should be a good time of year for birds

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It was my intention to try and keep my Big Year free from any EBC content this year. I had hoped that I might be able to slip the next couple of posts in quietly during a busy period from other BY contributors, but it has been a bit quiet lately so I doubt these will go un-noticed. :ph34r:

 

The next few postings are included on the basis that, although the images are crappy, I do not see these birds very often and will almost certainly not get another chance to see them this year.

 

#151 - African Finfoot - Podica senegalensis

Zambezi NP, Zimbabawe. May 2019

 

African Finfoot

 

 

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#152 - Half-collared Kingfisher - Alcedo semitorquata

Zambezi NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

It was almost dark when we spotted this kingfisher sitting in the shade. Noise or de-noise, it is still a pretty poor photo.

 

Half-collared Kingfisher

 

half-collared Kingfisher

 

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#153 - Osprey -  Pandion haliaetus

Hwange NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

as is almost always the case when I see an Osprey, it is distant.

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Western osprey

 

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#154 - Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus

Zambezi NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

Black-winged Stilt

 

Black-winged Stilt

 

Black-winged Stilt

 

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#155 - Meyer's Parrot - Poicephalus meyeri

Zambezi NP, Zimbabwe. May 2019

 

Meyers Parrot

 

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