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#14 Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis)

Dubai, Feb 2018

 

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#15 Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

Dubai, Feb 2018

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#16 Red Vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)

Dubai, Feb 2018

 

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#17 White Eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis)

Dubai, Feb 2018

 

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#18 Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

Dubai, Feb 2018

 

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I had always assumed that the Hoopoe we see in the UK is the same as the Hoopoe we see in Africa, but according to my HELMS guide to birds of the Middle East, they have different Latin names as well.

I cannot easily spot the difference but as they are listed as 2 different birds I will post photos of each one.

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#19 African Hoopoe (Upupa africana)

Klein Karoo, South Africa, Feb 2018

 

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#20 Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegytiaca)

Waterfront, Cape Town. Feb 2018

 

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1 hour ago, Soukous said:

I cannot easily spot the difference but as they are listed as 2 different birds I will post photos of each one.

The main difference is that the African has a larger patch of white on the wing when flying but it still can be seen when at rest as a 'patch' rather than a stripe.

Nice collection to add to your list.

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Dubai offered you a nice selection of Bulbuls, @Soukous. The White-eared looks specially nice. 

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15 hours ago, Galana said:

The main difference is that the African has a larger patch of white on the wing when flying but it still can be seen when at rest as a 'patch' rather than a stripe.

Nice collection to add to your list.

 

Many thanks @Galana I'm pleased that they are at least different.

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#21 Swee Waxbill (Coccopygia melanotis)

Cape Town, South Africa. Feb 2018

 

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#22 Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild)

Cape Town, South Africa. Feb 2018

 

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#23 Double Collared Sunbird (Cinnyris afer)

Cape Town, South Africa. Feb 2018

 

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#24 White Breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus)

Kalk Bay, Cape Town. Feb 2018

 

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#25 Cape Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capensis)

Kalk Bay, Cape Town. Feb 2018

 

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#26 Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)

Kalk Bay, Cape Town. Feb 2018

 

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#27 Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes)

Cape Town, Feb 2018.

 

Now you're probably wondering what an Australian bird is doing in Cape Town. It is in a friend's garden. She used to breed some exotic birds and now there are a few still remaining that inhabit her garden.

 

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#28 Long Tailed Finch  (Poephila acuticauda)

Cape Town, Feb 2018.

 

yes, it is another bird from a friend's garden

 

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#29 Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash)

Klein Karoo, South Africa. Feb 2018

 

All the birds posted from now on, dated Feb 2018, were photographed either at or close to my house in South Africa.  There were many more that I didn't manage to capture on 'film'.

 

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#30 Grey Heron (Ardea cinera)

Klein Karoo, South Africa. Feb 2018

 

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#31 Blacksmith (Plover) Lapwing (Vanellus armatus)

Klein Karoo, South Africa. Feb 2018

 

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#32 Cape Wagtail (Motacilla capensis)

Klein Karoo, South Africa. feb 2018

 

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#33 Cape Bulbul (Pycnonotus capensis)

Klein Karoo, South Africa. Feb 2018

 

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#34 Cape White Eye (Zosterops virens)

Klein Karoo, South Africa. Feb 2018

 

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#35 Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres)

Klein Karoo, South Africa. Feb 2018

 

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