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391.SA76. Orange-breasted Sunbird  Anthobaphes violacea           

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(f) Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens         02.11.18

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(m) Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens         02.11.18

We saw many of these in Kirstenbosch, but not anywhere else

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44.G34. Blue-bellied Roller  Coracias cyanogaster Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018 Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018 Mandina Lodge           21.01.2018   A

So an early start to 2018, as the 2017 Big Year was such fun. All photos are likely to be taken with a Canon 70D and Canon 100-400ii. Pretty well all of them will be at 400mm!   New Yea

233.UK.56. Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta     Upton Warren, Worcestershire           25.03.2018 Upton Warren, Worcestershire           25.03.2018 Although this is only our thi

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392.SA77. Chukar Partridge  Alectoris chukar                      

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Robben Island 03.11.18

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393.SA78. Pearl-breasted Swallow  Hirundo dimidiata                     

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Mosaic Private Sanctuary       06.11.18

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On the roof of our cottage, Mosaic Private Sanctuary       06.11.18

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394.SA79. Pied Starling  Lamprotornis bicolor                      

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Near De Hoop 08.11.18

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De Hoop          09.11.18

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395.SA80. Red-billed Teal  Anas erythrorhyncha 

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Rietvlei Sewage Works nr Plettenberg           13.11.18

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Rietvlei Sewage Works nr Plettenberg           13.11.18

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396.SA81. Red-faced Mousebird  Urocolius indicus              

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Constantia Greenbelts            04.11.18

The only time we saw this type of Mousebird

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397.SA82. Red-knobbed Coot  Fulica cristata                       

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Rondevlei Nature Reserve      04.11.18

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Intaka Island, Cape Town       05.11.18

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Stanford          08.11.18

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398.SA83. Red-winged Starling  Onychognathus morio                    

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From our balcony, Blackheath Lodge, Cape Town     03.11.18

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De Hoop          10.11.18

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399.SA84. Reed Cormorant  Phalacrocorax africanus                      

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Rondevlei Nature Reserve      04.11.18 

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Near Ebb and Flow Rest Camp, Wilderness  12.11.18

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I saved this one and moved it out of alphabetic order. It was a bird we particularly wanted to see...

 

400.SA85. Knysna Turaco  Turaco corythaix            

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Ebb and Flow Rest Camp, Wilderness           12.11.18

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Ebb and Flow Rest Camp, Wilderness           12.11.18

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Ebb and Flow Rest Camp, Wilderness           12.11.18

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PeterHG

Congratulations on reaching #400, @TonyQ and with a s spectacular bird ! Your Orange-breasted Sunbird is superb, too!

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Fantastic bird and photos to reach #400, @TonyQ! Congratulations!!

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michael-ibk

Top pictures Tony, and the Turaco is gorgeous! Congratulations on #400, well done! Your highest score so far, no? I seem to be the only one who has not seen Orange-Breasted Sunbird at Kirstenbosh.

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Peter Connan

Congratulations Tony! great bird to reach any milestone on!

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Zim Girl

Well done on reaching 400 - lovely Turaco.

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Because of time pressure and wanting to meet the deadline, I have only been posting birds that move the overall score along. But I will post a few that have appeared on the list before. All of these were seen in The Gambia earlier in the  year

 

SA86. Black-crowned Night-Heron  Nycticorax nycticorax                

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Intaka Island    05.11.18

                       

SA87. Fork-tailed Drongo  Dicrurus adsimilis            

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Harold Porter Botanical Garden          06.11.18

 

SA88. Black-shouldered Kite  Elanus caeruleus                    

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Juvenile, Track to Mosaic Private Sanctuary     06.11.18

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Track to Mosaic Private Sanctuary     07.11.18

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Track to Mosaic Private Sanctuary     07.11.18

When we saw this bird in The Gambia it was a distant tiny dot, so nice to have a good view

 

SA89. Pied Kingfisher  Ceryle rudis               

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Near Ebb and Flow Rest Camp, Wilderness  12.11.18

                       

SA90. Broad-billed Roller  Eurystomus glaucurus                 

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Near Ebb and Flow Rest Camp, Wilderness  12.11.18

The Roller is well out of range, and a number of twitchers had been around in the previous few days to see it. There was one other person when we saw it at the side of the road

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401.SA91. African Reed-Warbler  Acrocephalus baetitatus              

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Intaka Island    05.11.18

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402.SA92. Rock Kestrel  Falco rupicolus

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Heat haze, but you can see the markings, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens         02.11.18

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens         02.11.18 

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De Hoop          09.11.18

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403.SA93. Rock Martin  Ptyonoprogne fuligula             

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Distinctive tail spots, Mosaic Private Sanctuary       06.11.18

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Juvenile, De Hoop          11.11.18

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404.SA94. Sombre Greenbul  Andropadus importunus                     

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De Hoop          11.11.18

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405.SA95. South African Shelduck  Tadorna cana  

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(F) Strandfontein Sewage Works, Cape Town     04.11.18

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(M) Strandfontein Sewage Works, Cape Town     04.11.18

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406.SA96. Southern Boubou  Laniarius ferrugineus              

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(M) Boulders Beach           04.11.18

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(F) Emily Moon grounds   14.11.18

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407.SA97. Southern Grey-Headed Sparrow  Passer diffusus           

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Mosaic Private Sanctuary       07.11.18

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Mosaic Private Sanctuary       07.11.18

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