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271/S119.) Common (Southern) Fiscal (Lanius collaris) / Südlicher Fiskalwürger

 

De Hoop, 18/05/2016

 

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This bird (Kgalagadi, 28/05/2016) confused me quite a bit until I found out that the desert and arid savannah races of Common Fiscal have a white supercilium.

 

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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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272/S120.) Southern Boubou (Laniarius ferrugineus) / Flötenwürger

 

De Hoop, 17/05/2016

 

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273/S121.) Crimson-Breasted Shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus) / Rotbauchwürger

 

Kgalagadi, 24/05/2015. One of the most charismatic birds in the area, unfortunately also quite hyper-active and tends to keep inside bushes.

 

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274/S122.) Southern Tchagra (Tchagra tchagra) / Kaptschagra

 

De Hoop, 18/05/2016

 

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275/S123.) Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus) / Bokmakiri

 

De Hoop, 18/05/2016

 

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276/S124.) Cape Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis nitens) / Rotschulterglanzstar

 

The largest Glossy Starling in the region. Kgalagadi, 28/05/2016

 

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The German name means "Red-Shouldered Glossy Starling". Which did not make sense to me at first, but this photo shows the (normally not visible) reason:

 

Kgalagadi, 24/05/2016

 

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277/S125.) Burchell´s Starling (Lamprotornis australis) / Riesenglanzstar

 

Kgalagadi, 26/05/2016

 

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278/S126.) Pied Starling (Lamprotornis bicolor) / Zweifarbenglanzstar

 

De Hoop, 17/05/2016

 

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279/S127.) Red-Winged Starling (Onychognathus morio) / Rotschwingenstar

 

De Hoop, 17/05/2016

 

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280/S128.) Pale-Winged Starling (Onychognathus nabouroup) / Fahlflügelstar

 

Augrabies, 20/05/2016. Looks very similar to Red-Winged when perched but the pale wings are distinctive in flight. Note the different eye colour.

 

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-/S129.) Common Starling (Sturunus vulgaris) Star

 

Already counted in Austria. Cape Town, 14/05/2016

 

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281/S130.) Cape Sugarbird (Promerops cafer) / Kaphonigfresser

 

A South Africa endemic, closely associated with proteas. De Hoop, 18/05/2016

 

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The tail´s length can be up to three times the body size.

 

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282/S131.) Malachite Sunbird (Nectarinia famosa) / Malachit-Nektarvogel

 

De Hoop, 17/05/2016

 

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A bird in eclipse plumage (when birds - mostly ducks - moult into a "drab, female-like" appearance):

 

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283/S132.) Southern Double-Collared Sunbird (Cinnyris chalbeus) / Miombonektarvogel

 

Cape Point, 15/05/2016

 

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I was quite sure I had seen Greater Double-Collared Sunbird as well but couldn´t find a photo that really proves that. The Greater has a larger bill and is about 2 cm larger, both features that are not really good identification helpers in photos. They also have a broader red breast band.

 

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Both have the yellow pectoral tufts. (Kirstenbosh, 16/05/2016, like the following photos)

 

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A female (which also could possibly be a Greater):

 

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284/S133.) Dusky Sunbird (Cinnyris fuscus) / Russnektarvogel

 

Augrabies Falls, 19/05/2016. Whereever there are Quiver Trees these birds won´t be far.

 

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They have red pectoral tufts:

 

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285/134.) Cape Sparrow (Passer melanurus) / Kapsperling

 

Male and Female, Kgalagadi, 22/05/2016

 

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Kgalagadi, 29/05/2016

 

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-/S135.) House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) / Haussperling

 

Augrabies, 20/05/2016

 

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286/S136.) Southern Grey-Headed Sparrow (Passer diffusus) / Damarasperling

 

Kgalagadi, 27/05/2016

 

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287/S137.) White-Browed Sparrow-Weaver (Plocepasser mahali) / Mahaliweber

 

Augrabies, 20/05/2016

 

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288/S138.) Sociable Weaver (Philetairus socius) / Siedelweber

 

Kgalagadi, 27/05/2016

 

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One of nature´s most impressive architects - their nests are huge.

 

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289/S139.) Cape Weaver (Ploceus capensis) / Kapweber

 

De Hoop, 17/05/2016

 

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290/S140.) Southern Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus) / Maskenweber

 

Augrabies Falls, 20/05/2016. They lose their mask when non-breeding (April to July mostly) though this could also be a female, not sure.

 

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291/S141.) Red-Billed Quelea (Quelea quelea) / Blutschnabelweber

 

Kgalagadi, 25/05/2016. I did not even realize I had seen - less alone photographed - a Quelea. Only when going through photos of flocks of Red-Headed Finches at waterholes ...

 

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... did I notice the red bills - which the Finches don´t have. And the Queleas don´t have their black faces when non-breeding (May to October).

 

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292/S142.) Shaft-Tailed Whydah (Vidua regia) / Königswitwe

 

Kgalagadi, 26/05/2016

 

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293/S143.) Red-Headed Finch (Amadina erythrocephala) / Rotkopfamadine.

 

Kgalagadi, 24/05/2016. Together with Namaqua Doves probably the most common bird in the Kgalagadi, occurring in huge flocks (see Quelea post above).

 

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