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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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thanks for rubbing it in.

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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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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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Peter Connan

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

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