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There are also many birds with "Black" as part of their names.

 

 

BY020 / SA020

Black Harrier - Circus maurus

 

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Stanford - Kleinrivier / 01.01.2018

 

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Very black bird, this one. Black enough to confuse me. It should be posted under letter "A"

 

 

BY021 / SA021

African (Black) Oystercatcher - Haematopus moquini

 

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Boulders Beach / 12.01.2018

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BY022 / SA022

Black Saw-wing (Swallow) - Psalidoprocne pristoptera

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Wilderness / 04.01.2018

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@xelas -‘great start. I particularly like the Black Harrier. A beautiful shot of a rare bird 

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Galana

Me too! Also the Bar-throated Apalis.

Hat's off to Zvezda for some excellent photography.

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Peter Connan

Me three! And the Saw-wing!

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elefromoz

@xelas,wow,  that Black Harrier is very beautiful 

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Thank you so much, fellow birders and photographers, for your kind words! The Black Harrier was really unexpected sight, a lifer for us, and I have to commend Zvezda for her fast reaction. I have to thank also the Harrier as it looks in our general direction with its bright yellow eye, and that moment makes the photo. The Saw-wing is also a lifer (but then, there are so many birds lifers for us newbie birders :) that I don't even point them out).

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Dave Williams

That Black Harrier is certainly a striking bird and well caught Zvezda.

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Really beautiful photos. I love the diversity of bird life in Africa. The Flycatcher photo is my favorite. :)

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Not all BIF were as successful as the Black Harrier one, but I will add them anyway; birds do fly ;) - most of them anyway.

 

 

BY023 / SA023

Black-crowned night heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

 

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De Hoop / 02.01.2018

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BY024 / SA024

Black-headed Canary - Serinus alario

 

 

 

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male

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Karoo NP / 06.01.2018

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BY025 / SA025

Black-headed Heron - Ardea melanocephala

 

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Strandfontein / 11.01.2018

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BY026 / SA026

Black-headed Oriole - Oriolus larvatus

 

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Wilderness / 04.01.2018

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A few more "black" birds to come.

 

 

BY027 / SA027

Black-shouldered Kite - Elanus caeruleus

 

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Wilderness / 04.01.2018

 

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Strandfontein / 11.01.2018

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Black-throated Canary - Crithagra atrogularis

 

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Karoo NP / 06.01.2018

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BY029 / SA029

Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus

 

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Strandfontein / 14.01.2018

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BY030 / SA030

Blacksmith Lapwing - Vanellus armatus

 

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De Hoop / 02.01.2018

 

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And last batch of "B" birds. Proudly presenting The National Bird of South Africa:

 

 

BY031 / SA031

Blue Crane - Anthropoides paradisea

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De Hoop / 01.01.2018

 

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BY032 / SA032

Bokmakierie - Telophorus zeylonus

 

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De Hoop / 01.01.2018

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This canary indeed has a heavy bill.

 

BY033 / SA033

Brimstone canary - Crithagra sulphuratus

 

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Kirstenbosch / 13.01.2018

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BY034 / SA034

Brown Scrub Robin - Cercotrichas signata

 

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De Hoop / 03.01.2018

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And to end the letter "B" birds one that is really impressive 

 

BY035 / SA035

Burchell's Coucal - Centropus burchellii

 

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De Hoop / 02.01.2018

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Galana

A nice growing collection but I think BY034 may well have got out of alphabet order. Should it not begin with a 'K'?:rolleyes:

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Peter Connan

You saw some great birds at De hoop. and two get two flying birds in focus in one shot is quite a trick, and you did it twice!

 

Love the Coucal.

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