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#38 Fork Tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis)

 

Linyanti Swamp/Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

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Oh crikey. 2017 is already flying past and I'm just getting around to posting my first birds.   It has been a slow start but hopefully a trip to Botswana in May will help me get my numbers up. In

#144 African Goshawk (Accipiter tachiro) South Luangwa, Zambia. Oct 2017    

#87 Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisea) Farne Islands. June 2017    

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#39 African Wattled Crane (Grus carunculata)

 

Linyanti Swamp/Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

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#40 Gymnogene / African Harrier Hawk (Polyboroides typus)

 

Linyanti Swamp/Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

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Sadly this bird was quite distant and obscured by branches. We didn't see it again.

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#41 Red Billed Quelea (Quelea quelea)

Linyanti Swamp / Marsh, Botswana, May 2017

 

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#42 African Hawk Eagle (Aquila spilogaster)

 

Linyanti Swamp/Marsh, Botswana, May 2017

 

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#43 Burchell's Starling ( Lamprotornis australis )

Linyanti Swamp/Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

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#44 Bateleur (Short Tailed Eagle) (Terathopius ecaudatus)

 

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

a pair of adults

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and a juvenile in flight

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#45 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

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#46 White Faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata)

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

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#47 Giant Eagle Owl (Verreaux's Eagle Owl) (Bubo lacteus)

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

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#48 African Hoopoe (Upupa Africana)

 

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

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#49 Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax)

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

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Beautiful additions, especially like the Hoopoe. I think your Tawny is a juv. Bateleur, no?

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#50 Wahlberg's Eagle (Hieraaetus wahlbergi)

Khwai River Conservancy, Botswana. May 2017

 

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#51 Red-Billed Spurfowl (Pternistis adspersus)

 

Khwai Conservancy, Botswana. May 2017

 

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Some great new photos - I especially like the Giant Eagle Owl.

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On 06/06/2017 at 11:37 AM, michael-ibk said:

Beautiful additions, especially like the Hoopoe. I think your Tawny is a juv. Bateleur, no?

 

I am suspicious that your Walberg's is actually a tawny....

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What, @Soukous , you have not invited the Crested Barbet to the breakfast?! It looks quite angry to me ... :D.

 

 

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yes, well spotted @michael-ibk you are right.

I deliberately put in a few mistakes to check that you are paying attention. It is indeed a juvenile Bateleur

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On 6/8/2017 at 0:32 PM, Tdgraves said:

 

I am suspicious that your Walberg's is actually a tawny....

 

You may be right. I am trying to match up my photos with the date I logged the sighting and do stuff up from time to time.

All I can say on that one is that our guide assured us it was a Wahlberg's. 

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#52 Black Backed Puffback ( Dryoscopus cubla)

Khwai Conservancy, Okavango, Botswana. May 2017

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#53 Bearded Woodpecker (Dendropicos namaquus)

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

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#54 Red Billed Buffalo Weaver (Bubalornis niger)

Khwai Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana. May 2017

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#55 African Fish Eagle ( Haliaeetus vocifer

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

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#56 Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)

Khwai Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana. May 2017

 

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