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246/S94.) Fork-Tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis) / Trauerdrongo

 

Finally an easy one to identify again! Kgalagadi, 25/05/2016

 

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58.) Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) / Buntspecht - my favourite catch of the day.      

Ok I´m in as well for this year. I suspect this thread will be pretty dormant until I finally get back to Africa in a few months but let´s see what I can find until then here in Europe.   1) Blue Ti

A few more from the Easter Weekend. Following TonyQ´s and Peter Connan´s example I will add the latin names from now on - and also the German ones (more for myself :-)).   30) Eurasian Coot (Fulica

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247/S95.) Cape Crow (Corvus Capensis) / Kapkrähe

 

Kgalagadi, 26/05/2016

 

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248/S96.) Cape Bulbul (Pycnonotus capensis) / Kapbülbül

 

De Hoop, 17/05/2016

 

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249/S97.) African Red-Eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus nigricans) / Maskenbülbül

 

Augrabies Falls, 19/05/2016. The two species have different but overlapping ranges, hybrids are known.

 

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250/S98.) Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus) / Kapdrossel

 

Kirstenbosh, 16/05/2016

 

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251/S99.) Karoo Thrush (Turus smithi) / Karoo-Drossel

 

Upington, 21/05/2016. Very similar but has a yellow eye-ring and the bill is more orange.

 

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252/S100.) Familiar Chat (Cercomela familiaris) / Rostschwanz

 

Cape area, 16/05/2016. A very common bird, a constant companion on this trip.

 

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253/S101.) Ant-Eating Chat (Myrmecocichla formicivora) / Termitenschmätzer

 

Cammspannen, 22/05/2016

 

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254/S102.) Mountain Wheatear (Oenanthe monticola) / Bergsteinschmätzer

 

Augrabies Falls, 20/05/2016. This is the female, unfortunately I have no pictures of a male who are looking more distinctive.

 

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255/S103.) Capped Wheatear (Oenanthe pileata) / Erd-Steinschmätzer

 

De Hoop, 18/05/2016

 

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And one from Kgalagadi, 26/05/2016

 

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256/S104.) African Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus) / Afrikanisches Schwarzkehlchen

 

Bontebok NP, 18/05/16. Both African and Eurasian Stonechat used to be considered as only subspecies of Common Stonechat but are now both accepted as full species in their own right.

 

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257/S105.) Kalahari Scrub Robin (Cercotrichas paena) / Kalahari-Heckensänger

 

Kgalagadi, 27/05/2016

 

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Kgalagadi, 28/05/2016

 

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258/S106.) Cape Robin-Chat (Cossypha caffra) / Kaprötel

 

Kirstenbosh, 16/05/2016

 

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De Hoop, 17/05/2016

 

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259/S107.) Chestnut-Vented Tit-Babbler (Sylvia subcaeruleum) / Meisengrasmücke

 

Kgalagadi, 23/05/2016

 

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Kgalagadi, 27/05/2016

 

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260/S108.) Desert Cisticola (Cisticola aridulus) / Kalaharizistensänger

 

Cisticolas are even harder to identify than Larks. This one was easy, though - it is the only Cisticola occurring in the area.

 

Kgalagadi, 24/05/2016

 

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261/S109.) Black-Chested Prinia (Prinia flavicans) / Brustbandprinie

 

Augrabies Falls, 20/05/2016

 

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Where is the black chest? I believe this is a juvenile which don´t have that yet. I´m reasonably sure it´s a Prinia, and the only other one similar enough is the Karoo Prinia but that one is quite streaked on the breast, also the juveniles. The eyes look right too.

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262/S110.) Karoo Prinia (Prinia maculosa) / Streifenprinie

 

De Hoop, 18/05/2016

 

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263/S111.) Fiscal Flycatcher (Sigelus silens) / Würgerschnäpper

 

Looks quite a bit like a Shrike but the bill is more slender, tail shorter, legs longer, white in wings confined to secondaries (not wing coverts) and white windows in the tail, lacks white outer-tail feathers.

 

Cape area, 16/05/2016

 

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And a closer shot from De Hoop, 18/05/2016

 

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264/S112.) Chat Flycatcher (Bradornis infuscatus) / Drosselschnäpper

 

Kgalagadi, 28/05/2016. Darker brown underparts than a Marico.

 

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265/S113.) Marico Flycatcher (Bradornis mariquensis) / Maricoschnäpper

 

Kgalagadi, 28/05/2016. A very common flycatcher.

 

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266/S114.) Pririt Batis (Batis pririt) / Priritbatis

 

Kgalagadi, 26/05/2016

 

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267/S115.) Cape White-Eye (Zosterops capensis) / Südafrikabrillenvogel

 

Kirstenbosh, 16/05/2016

 

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268/S116.) Orange River White-Eye (Zosterops pallidus) / No German name.

 

Augrabies Falls, 20/05/2016. Split quite recently from Cape White-Eye (which is probably why I could not even find a German name.) Paler above with distinctive, peach-coloured flanks and a more prominent yellow supra-loral stripe. (Whatever a "supra-loral" stripe is. :))

 

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269/S117.) Cape Wagtail (Motacilla capensis) / Kapstelze

 

Boulder´s Beach, 15/05/2016. Abundant in the Cape area.

 

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270/S118.) Cape Longclaw (Macronyx capensis) / Kappieper

 

Bontebok NP, 18/05/2016

 

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