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BY140 / SA140

Southern Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris chalybeus 

 

female

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De Hoop / 03.01.2018

 

male

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De Hoop / 02.01.2018

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BY141 / SA141

Southern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer diffusus

 

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Wilderness / 04.01.2018

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BY142 / SA142

Southern Masked Weaver - 

 

male

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Karoo NP / 05.01.2018

 

female

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Karoo NP / 06.01.2018

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One more photo that is way to close to be an "ebc" one. Huge distance and heavy crop.

 

BY143 - SA143

Southern Pochard - Netta erythrophthalma

 

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Wilderness / 04.01.2018

 

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BY144/ SA144

Southern Red Bishop - Euplectes orix

 

female&juvenile

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Karoo NP / 05.01.2018

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BY145 / SA145

Southern Tchagra - Tchagra tchagra

 

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De Hoop / 02.01.2018

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What a spectacular Bishop! The "Northern " counterparts in Gambia were in non-breeding plumage so we missed out on that bright red.

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2 hours ago, TonyQ said:

What a spectacular Bishop! The "Northern " counterparts in Gambia were in non-breeding plumage so we missed out on that bright red.

 

I posted a Black-winged Red Bishop on my BY, really dull like these females Alex has posted. You need to be in the Gambia in November to catch them in breeding finery still. When in Namibia last year I saw a Yellow-crowned Bishop in full breeding plumage and it was one of the most memorable birds I have ever seen. Flew around like a giant Bumblebee!

 

Zvezda's male is an absolute corker!

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38 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:

Flew around like a giant Bumblebee!

 

yeah, I have seen it at Marienvale with @Peter Connan and we immediately nicknamed it the Bumblebird :D

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Peter Connan

Magnificent.

 

But I think your male Red-winged Starling is actually a Pale-winged. The female you posted is red-winged though, so maybe an extra tick?

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3 hours ago, Peter Connan said:

But I think your male Red-winged Starling is actually a Pale-winged.

 

Indeed it is, @Peter Connan! Look in the eyes, Alex!! The mantra I have forgotten about; thinking I am already starting to get the birding and the ID :huh:. I will look for another Red-winged male Starling, I am sure there must be some. Thanks You, Peter!

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Galana

One way to get two ticks in the same post though.:rolleyes:

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About the Starling I am posting the male photo under correct ID ... and new # :D:

 

 

BY146 / SA146

Pale-winged Starling - Onychognathus nabouroup

 

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Karoo NP / 06.01.2018

 

 

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Next are 2 birds from Wilderness / Kingfisher Country House that have not been noticed on first browsing.

 

 

BY147 / SA147

Grey Sunbird / Cyanomitra veroxii

 

juvenile

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Wilderness / 05.01.2018

 

 

BY148 / SA148

Red-eyed Dove - Streptopelia semitorquata

 

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Wilderness / 03.01.2018

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Moving on with the letter "S".

 

 

BY149 / SA149

Speckled Mousebird - Colius striatus

 

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De Hoop / 03.01.2018

 

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BY150 / SA150

Speckled Pigeon - 

 

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Marina de Gama / 14.01.2018 

 

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BY151 / SA151

Spur-winged Goose - Plectropterus gambensis

 

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Strandfontein / 11.01.2018

 

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Montagu / 08.01.2018

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BY152 / SA152

Steppe Buzzard - Buteo vulpinus

 

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Malgas / 03.01.2018

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BY153 / SA153

Streaky-headed Seedeater - Crithagra gularis

 

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Wilderness / 04.01.2018

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BY154 / SA154

Swee Waxbill - Coccopygia melanotis

 

female

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden / 13.01.2018

 

male

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Wilderness / 04.01.2018

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BY155 / SA155

Swift Tern - Thalasseus bergii

 

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Kalk Bay / 12.01.2018

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2 minutes ago, xelas said:

155

 

Already... Amazing stuff.

 

Matt

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With the competition like on this BY 2018, one has to move fast ... and what else to be expected from a hare?!

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Yes, those Waxbills are really pretty birds! 

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