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Please can one of the birders help with the ID of this I think falcon from Zakouma.

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Tdgraves

@Botswanadreams my initial thought was Lanner falcon. I have never been to Chad so I looked and they do occur there. Perhaps someone who has actually been could confirm...

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Soukous

Lanner Falcon looks like a good call. At first the lack of a white forehead made me think otherwise but I have found examples of Lanners without the white above the bill.

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Botswanadreams

Thanks all very much for your help.

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Posted (edited)

Ok it's not a bird but please can anybody of the experts help with the ID of this little guy seen in Zakouma too. Thanks in advance. 

 

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Botswanadreams

Is there nobody how can help in the big community with an idea for this little guy. 

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inyathi

@BotswanadreamsI meant to reply earlier, I would think that it's actually just a female common agama, it certainly looks to me like an agama and the females tend to be fairly well camouflaged in contrast to the very colourful blue and orange males. That's my suggestion someone else, who knows more about herpetology might think differently.   

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Botswanadreams

Thanks very much @inyathi. My reptile book covers only East Africa. "The Reptile Database" says four species of Agama for Chad ( Agama agama, Agama boueti, Agama gracilimembris, Agama paragama) maybe possible. I've contacted an expert how helped me once with an Agama form Ethiopia. When I get an answer I'll post here.  

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Botswanadreams

Me again with a non bird question. Has anybody please an idea what snake we saw in Ennedi 

 

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Botswanadreams

Today I got an answer to the Agama. 

Dr. Philipp Wagner says it is definitely a female Agama but there a more than one in the area looking very similar. An exact ID is with this pics impossible.  

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Posted (edited)

Now please something for all the birders. 

Could this be the White-crowned Black Wheatear or als called White-tailed Wheatear? The area should be fine. 

We saw this bird very offen in Ennedi. 

 

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Thanks in advance.

 

 

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inyathi

@Botswanadreams I'm afraid I can't help with the snake, you are right about the wheatear, it is definitely the white-crowned black, a bird that I have seen many years ago in Morocco,  there are no other black and white wheatears or chats in the Saharan region, I've quickly flicked through Birds of Africa South of the Sahara and Birds of Western Africa, both books cover Ennedi, just to be certain I'm not mistaken and nothing else matches.  

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Botswanadreams

@inyathi Many thanks to you. You are always a great help. You know your Zakouma report was not only a great inspiration for me to go to Chad by myself it was also my biggest source with knowledge about mammals and birds for this part. 

 

I wasn't sure with Birds of Africa South of the Sahara that it covers Ennedi too. I'll try may luck with Dr. Wagner again for the snake. Maybe he can help or an colleague specialised in snakes. We'll see.   

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