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89. Ground Woodpecker, Giant's Castle. August

 

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10. Flame Robin. Strahan, Tasmania. October    

20. Ashy Flycatcher. Kapishya, Zambia. July  

3. Green Rosella. Strahan, Tasmania, March.  

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90. Helmeted Guineafowl, Ruaha NP. July

 

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91. Gymnogene, Tembe Elephant Park. July

 

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92. Hadada Ibis, Kirstenbosch. August

 

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Some more good captures there and we are up to H.

Two things to mention if I may?

61. Is this not a juv Martial Eagle and not juv Crowned (which is buff underneath with heavily speckled lower legs)

85. for alphabetical purity your "Green-spotted Wood Dove" should have been in "E" as its true name is Emerald spotted. The Afrikaans Groenvlekduifie is misleading.

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94. Hartlaub's Gull, West Coast NP. August

 

Named after Karel Hartlaub (1814-1900) a Professor of Zoology and a doctor whose passion was exotic ornithology. He collected in East Africa and collaborated on a book about the birds of Polynesia. He donated his collection of specimens to the Hamburg Museum.

 

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@Galana there was a lot of discussion about the juvenile Crowned Eagle and the guide was emphatic that it was not a Martial - its possible of course that he was incorrect.

 

The debate over Emerald vs. Green-spotted Wood Dove occurred with more than one guide, all of whom assured us that the 'new name' was Green Spotted, which is a shame because I prefer Emerald Spotted.

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95. Hottentot Teal, Marievale Bird Sanctuary. August

 

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96. Jackal Buzzard, Giant's Castle. August

 

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97. Kalahari Scrub Robin, Marrick Farm, South Africa. July

 

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98. Karoo Chat, Karoo NP. August

 

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99. Karoo Prinia, Betty's Bay, South Africa. August

 

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100. Karoo Thrush, Kirstenbosch. August

 

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101. Kurrichane Thrush, Manyoni Conservancy, South Africa. July

 

 

 

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That was a rapid rise to 100..I'm sure 200 will soon be on us too! Well done.

As for names, I think Green-spotted hasn't been in use for quite a long time, Emerald sounds more dashing too! To me an African Harrier Hawk is just that, there again a Gymnogene sounds more exotic. As long as you got the shot eh!

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Tdgraves

What an epic trip! Well done on finding Strandfontein, we got lost and had to give up....

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Congratulations on #100! Was that a snow showering on Jackal Buzzard???

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Galana

Congratulations on the first 100. I am still not 100% on the Crowned Eagle but its your list and your call.:D

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michael-ibk

Congratulations, an epic collection from a definitely epic trip, I'm looking forward to hearing all about it in the upcoming report. 

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@Dave Williams I really like the 'old' names - Grey Lourie, Gymnogene, Emerald Spotted Wood Dove - not all progress is good progress.

 

@Tdgraves I don't remember much about  the trip out there, Gavin knew where to go and before I knew it we were skirting a new part (an extension?) of the Cape Flats and we arrived at a reception/security office and were waved through. I do remember that as we drove out a local lady was selling home-cooked hot food outside her house on the edge of the housing estate and doing a roaring trade.

 

@xelas yes, that is snow on the Jackal Buzzard.

 

Thanks everyone for reading along, I hope I don't run out of photos before I get to 200 :o

 

 

 

 

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102. Large-billed Lark, West Coast NP. August

 

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103. Lesser Flamingo, West Coast NP. August

 

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104. Lesser Striped Swallow, Mikumi NP. July

 

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