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Before moving on to "Karoo" birds two that have been hiding themselves among them. Both were already posted yet I really like to show you also these two photos.

 

Cape Robin-Chat juvenile

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden / 13.01.2018

 

 

Familiar Chat female

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Karoo NP / 06.01.2018

 

 

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Karoo Chat - Cercomela schlegelii

 

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Karoo NP / 05.01.2018

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BY092 / SA092

Karoo Koorhan - Eupodotis vigorsii

 

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Karoo NP / 06.01.2018

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Karoo Long-billed Lark - Certhilauda subcoronata

 

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Karoo NP / 05.01.2018

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Karoo Prinia - Prinia maculosa

 

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De Hoop / 02.01.2018

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Kelp Gull - Larus dominicanus

 

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Stanford - Lkeinrivier / 01.01.2018

 

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De Hoop / 02.01.2018

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Kittlitz's Plover - Charadrius pecuarius

 

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Rooisand / 10.01.2018

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BY097 / SA097

Klaas's Cuckoo - Chrysococcyx klaas

 

juvenile

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Harold Porter Botanical Garden / 10.01.2018

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Kori Bustard - Ardeotis kori

 

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Karoo NP / 06.01.2018

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BY099 / SA099

Lark-like Bunting - Emberiza impetuani

 

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Karoo NP / 06.01.2018

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Galana

With100 just around the corner you cannot leave us here.

Nice portraits of the Juv Klaas and the Kelp in flight..

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48 minutes ago, Galana said:

With100 just around the corner you cannot leave us here.

 

Yes I can ... for tonight :D. #100 is coming tomorrow evening ... anyone has an idea which bird it will be?

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30 minutes ago, xelas said:

 

Yes I can ... for tonight :D. #200 is coming tomorrow evening ... anyone has an idea which bird it will be?

 

200+ top quality photos just from the Western Cape. I'm in awe. My guess is that you have broken from your naming convention and saved Knysna Turaco for 200 under "T". 

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4 minutes ago, lmSA84 said:

 

200+ top quality photos just from the Western Cape. I'm in awe. My guess is that you have broken from your naming convention and saved Knysna Turaco for 200 under "T". 

 

Sorry for that unwilling mistake, @lmSA84 ... only #100 tomorrow ... and no, there were not 200 birds from Western Cape alone ... not that we didn't try hard, though :).

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1 hour ago, lmSA84 said:

My guess is that you have broken from your naming convention and saved Knysna Turaco

Great logic there @lmSA84 He's jumped to L and back (literally) to bring us a star.

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Peter Connan

Thank goodness for the Kori Bustard, I was just getting seriously despondent about the quality of my photography... :D

 

Really beautiful Kelp Gull and Klaas's Cuckoo!

 

Lesser Flamingo?

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Obviously it was not much of a challenge ... @lmSA84 and @Galana got it right. It would be a Narina Trogon but despite all the efforst by our guide, we have only heard it but not see it. Maybe trogon will be bird #300 (or #400?!). So here it is, the bird that can compete with Resplendent Quetzal in stature, colours, but is much more sociable bird.

 

 

BY100 / SA100

Knysna Turaco - Tauraco corythaix

 

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Wilderness / 03. & 04.01.2018

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Galana

Very nice. The 2nd one with the enquiring expression is particularly expressive..

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A stunning way to reach 100 - well done!

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Peter Connan

Wow, beautiful!

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Thank you all! The Lourie as they call it locally was such a poser ... obviously :rolleyes:!

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Laughing Dove - Streptopelia senegalensis

 

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Mossel Bay / 03.01.2018

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Lesser Swamp Warbler - Acrocephalus gracilirostris

 

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Karoo NP / 06.01.2018

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Levaillant's Cisticola - Cisticola tinniens

 

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Strandfontein / 14.01.2018

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BY104 / SA104

Little Bittern - Ixobrychus minutus

 

female

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Montagu / 08.01.2018

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