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97/CH57.) Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) / Heiliger Ibis

 

Another very common bird around the wetland areas.

 

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46/CH4.) Red-Throated Bee-Eater (Merops bulocki) / Rotkehlspint   One of the most spectacular birds in the park, high on my target list. Fortunately they were common and quite approachable.

21/E21.) Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) / Krauskopfpelikan   Lake Kerkini, Northern Greece, 17/3/2018. This is a great birding destination just an hour´s drive North from Thessaloniki

28/E28.) Greylag Goose (Anser anser) / Graugans   Chiemsee, 24/3/2018. Probably the most common Goose in Middle Europe. Don´t know how popular "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson" b

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98/CH58.) Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) / Sichler

 

Also pretty common but never really got into photo range. But I am confident I will have better opportunities soon enough. Not so for the Hadeda though - also around and heard a lot but never could take a photo.

 

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99/CH59.) Village Indigobird (Vidua chalybeata) / Rotfußwitwe

 

Really hard to say if they were common or not. I did see a lot of these WidowWhydah type birds but almost all of them out of breeding plumage and then it´s really next to impossible (for me) to ID them.

 

This one at least almost had moulted into a discernible outfit.

 

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And these? I´d say probably also Indigos but happy to hear other opinons.

 

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100/CH60.) Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) / Graufischer

 

No colours whatsoever but they are among my favourites, the perfect black and white bird.

 

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TonyQ

Well done n reaching 100 - and what a fine bird to bring up that score. I am very much enjoying your photos from Chad.

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Galana

Same here. Well done on the first century and some nice birds to do it with..

O sense the hint of another trip looming from post#152

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lmSA84

Congrats on the ?! Really enjoying this tChad list and the accompanying TR.

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Dawnvip

Congrats on 100! I am really enjoying your BY!

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Peter Connan

Fine shots to bring up the 100! Congratulations.

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xelas

The first 100 is always something of a thrill, but usually @michael-ibk makes us to congratulate him another 4-5 times ...

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Zim Girl

Well done on getting to 100 Michael.

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Many thanks, @TonyQ, @Tdgraves, @Galana, @lmSA84, @Dawnvip, @Peter Connan, @xelas and @Zim Girl.

 

On 17.4.2018 at 9:18 PM, Galana said:

O sense the hint of another trip looming from post#152

 

Indeed, but no safari stuff - a trip do the Danube Delta in Romania for one week.

 

On 18.4.2018 at 8:50 AM, xelas said:

The first 100 is always something of a thrill, but usually @michael-ibk makes us to congratulate him another 4-5 times ...

 

Well, you never know but I highly doubt it. I hda about five weeks in Africathe last two times, this year it was only one and I have no idea what to expect from Costa Rica. But as I stated in my first post, I don´t have any specific goals, so no pressure.

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101/CH61.) Grey-Headed Kingfisher (Halycon leucocephala) / Graukopfliest

 

Seen a couple of times, this one was taken on a walk.

 

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102/CH62.) Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata) / Haubenzwergfischer

 

Only one sighting when we were flycamping. You really need to get close to this bird to get a decent shot - not this time.

 

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103/CH63.) Giant Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) / Riesenfischer

 

This guy and me have kind of a troubled relationsship. He did not wanna show for many trips and when he started to have mercy on me it was always by flying away in the distance. Gradually he seems to get a bit fonder of me.

 

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104/CH64.) Scissor-Tailed aka African Swallow-Tailed Kite (Chelictinia riocourii) / Schwalbenschwanzaar

 

A bird high on my wish list, I had already failed to find it in Ethioipia. This time I did - but only kind of ... deep in ebc-territory.

 

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105/CH65.) Yellow-Billed Kite (Milvu migrans parasitus) / Schmarotzermilan

 

As is the norm for this bird, super common. I had not realized they are accomplished fishermen, the fish seems to be quite surprised as well.:)

 

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106/CH66.) African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus) / Senegalkiebitz

 

Probably the most common Lapwing in Zakouma but not as approachable as in other places.

 

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107/CH67.) Black-Headed Lapwing (Vanellus tectus) / Schwarzschopfkiebitz

 

A very cool-looking Lapwing IMO. Prefers the arid zones, I saw it once in Ethiopia but this (night-drive) sighting was much better.

 

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108/CH68.) Spur-Winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus) / Spornkiebitz

 

Only seen a couple of times, and I did not get a single photo in Zakouma, this one is from N´djamena.

 

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109/CH69.) Bronze Mannikin (Lonchura cucullata) / Kleinelsterchen

 

A garden bird at the Hilton´s. They don´t occur in the National Park, at least they are not on the list. The German name does not really make sense to me, it means "Little Magpie".

 

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110/CH70.) Banded Martin (Riparia cincta) / Weißbrauenuferschwalbe

 

Standards fall, it´s the way of the universe. Ebc!

 

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Kitsafari

congrats on the 100th! where were most of these birds when we were there? probably right under our noses (or above our heads), and we didn't have @michael-ibk along. :rolleyes:

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@Kitsafari Lucky you. ;)

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