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I don't seem to be able to edit them to correct their titles :(

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Spurwing geese   Ditholo wildlife estate, Limpopo, RSA   20/1/14 08.53am   Canon 5D 100-400 at full zoom, f7.1, ISO 200, 1/2500, aperture priority  

Southern Ground Hornbill                     Most of these taken on 28th Jan near Skukuza, KNP on 5D, but we saw them all over the park

Crested barbet   Leopard Hills, Sabi Sand, 10/9/14     Canon 5D 100-400 ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/2000   Mashatu, 2/9/14     Canon 5D 100-400 ISO 400 f 6.3 1/2000     Canon 5D 100-400 ISO 4

egilio

The Burchell's coucal is a subspecies of the white-browed coucal, but some elevate it to a proper species. Senegal and coppery-tailed coucal are more difficult to distinguish in areas where they both occur, but coppery-tailed is much bigger (which can be difficult to assess in the field!). In your case there are no coppery-tailed coucals in the area you photographed it, so it must be a Senegal coucal.

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African Hoopoe

 

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KNP, north of Letaba, 23/1/14 16.58

 

Canon 7D 100-400 f 8 ISO 250 1/250

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Grey Heron

 

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Ditholo 21/1/14 12.40

 

Canon 7D 100-400 f 6.3 ISO 400 1/800

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Woodland kingfisher (possibly the worst photo of one in history)

 

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Ditholo, 21/1/14 12.52

 

Canon 7D (who cares about the settings??? no-one is going to want to emulate this)

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Egyptian goose (I managed to find a shot - and it has a free maribou stork in it)

 

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KNP, low level bridge, Skukuza, 28/1/14 7.25

Canon 7D

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Martial eagle (a very uninspiring in flight shot)

 

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KNP, near Afsaal picnic site, 29/1/14, 13.35

 

Canon 7D 100-400

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Female Namaqua dove? (I stand to be corrected)

 

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KNP, near Satara, 25/1/14, 7.47

 

Canon 7D

 

We also saw Emerald spotted wood doves, cape mourning doves, cape turtle doves, laughing doves

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Maribou Stork (in the rain)

 

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KNP, H7 near Satara, 26/1/14, 9.46

 

Canon 7D 100-400 f 6.4 ISO 640 1/2500

 

Same bird, leaving...

 

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Hooded vultures

 

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KNP, near Skukuza, 29/1/14 11.30

 

Canon 7D 100-400 f 8 ISO 250 1/2000

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African Fish Eagle, not very inspiring - but managed to get closer than @@Soukous ;)

 

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KNP, S100 near Satara, 24/1/14 8.38

 

Canon 7D

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Soukous

thanks for rubbing it in.

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Tdgraves

no worries - I knew it would provoke a response!! :)

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European roller

 

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KNP, 22/1/14, en route to Letaba

 

Canon 7D 100-400 f 8.0 ISO 400 1/4000

 

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Catching termites

 

KNP, just south of Satara, 27/1/14, 9.32

 

Canon 5D 100-400 f 6.3 ISO 320 1/8000

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egilio

 

Nice!

A few things though: The wattled thrush is a wattled starling, the Dickinson's kestrel is a cuckoo, either European or African (don't have a book at my hand).

Black chested korhaan is a black-bellied korhaan (spell error I guess), Burchell's coucal is Senegal coucal and Southern white crowned shrike is a lesser grey shrike

 

@@egilio

 

third - again misremebered - my book just calls them black, without a belly or a chest!

 

 

In that area there is a Southern Black Korhaan, a Black-bellied Korhaan and a Red-Crested Korhaan, all have a black belly...

I think this actually is a Red-Crested Korhaan, but I'm not 100% sure, it might be a Black-bellied Korhaan, definitely not a Southern Black Korhaan though.

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Nice!

A few things though: The wattled thrush is a wattled starling, the Dickinson's kestrel is a cuckoo, either European or African (don't have a book at my hand).

Black chested korhaan is a black-bellied korhaan (spell error I guess), Burchell's coucal is Senegal coucal and Southern white crowned shrike is a lesser grey shrike

 

@@egilio

 

third - again misremebered - my book just calls them black, without a belly or a chest!

 

 

In that area there is a Southern Black Korhaan, a Black-bellied Korhaan and a Red-Crested Korhaan, all have a black belly...

I think this actually is a Red-Crested Korhaan, but I'm not 100% sure, it might be a Black-bellied Korhaan, definitely not a Southern Black Korhaan though.

 

 

Hmm, I'd always known them as black bellied, maybe I need a new book?

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Having looked more closely at the book, I agree, red-crested - so another new species for me!!

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Just got back from Turks & Caicos, no photos as the phone camera has no zoom:

 

Egret, brown pelicans, osprey, American kestrels, common ground dove (which are tiny)

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Southern Ground Hornbill

 

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Most of these taken on 28th Jan near Skukuza, KNP on 5D, but we saw them all over the park

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Hammerkop

 

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KNP 29/1/14, south of Skukuza, Canon 5D 100-400, f 7.1, 1/1000, ISO 250

 

Can't believe I forgot this one until now!!

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Grey lourie (go away bird)

 

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KNP, near Berg-en-Dal, 30/1/14

 

Canon 5D 100-400, f 7.1, 1/2000 ISO 800

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Lilac breasted roller, all from KNP, Jan 2014

 

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29/1/14, near Berg-en-Dal, Canon 7D 100-400 ISO 50 f 5.6 1/400

 

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29/1/14, near Berg-en-Dal, Canon 7D 100-400 ISO 50 f 5.6 1/800

 

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24/1/14 near Letaba, Canon 7D 100-400 f5.6 ISO 1250 1/1250

 

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22/1/14 near Phaloborwa gate, Canon 7D 100-400 f9 ISO 400 1/1600

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Song thrush

 

In my back garden, 8/6/14

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 1600, f5.6

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pressed post by mistake :(

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TD, please tell this non-UK fella what those are? Thanks

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