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333: Grey-capped social weaver, Lewa, Dec 10

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334: Baglafecht weaver, Lewa, Dec 10DSC06102.JPG.a267bbb8f005990ce4e0a624a22ac4e6.JPG

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Another great set of photos.

Is not 333 a "Black-capped social Weaver"? Black cap and red eyes suggests it is. Cute capture peeking out of the nest.

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@Galana you are absolutely right. I do have a grey-capped social weaver coming up. must have mixed it up in the rush to put up the birds. still more to go.

 

333: Black capped social weaver. 

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335: Amethyst sunbird, Lewa House, Dec 10

 

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336: Marico sunbird, Lewa , Dec 10

 

adult: 

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337: Slatey Boubou, Lewa House, Dec 

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338: African Gold-breasted  Bunting, Lewa Dec 10

 

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339: Rattling Cisticola, Lewa, Dec 11DSC06540.JPG.12553a9a2e2e90ccc8fd219e17677790.JPG

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now for a couple of EBCs of BIFs

 

340: wattled starling, Lewa, Dec 11

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341: Eurasian hobby, Lewa, Dec 11

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342: Common Kestrel, Lewa, Dec 11

 

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343: Fischer's sparrow-lark, Lewa, Dec 11

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344: Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu, Lewa, Dec 11

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345: Yellow spotted petronia, Lewa HQ, Dec 11

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346: Pale Flycatcher, Lewa HQ vicinity, Dec 11

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347: Southern Black Flycatcher, Lewa HQ vicinity, Dec 11

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348: White-bellied tit, Lewa HQ area, Dec 11

 

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349: Jamieson's firefinchDSC07089.JPG.8ac51b43d432c17665b3483b555ca61e.JPG, Dec 11

 

 

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So I need help to ID these 2 little fellas - 

 

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a kind of warbler? willow warbler maybe?

 

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it looks similar to a tiger shrike we find here. sorry this is the only pix i have and it's heavily cropped. 

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@Kitsafari I have never been to Kenya and do not have birds books for there, however, the first one looks like a willow warbler and the second a juvenile red-backed shrike. Whether they occur there or not, I don’t know,...

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Some lovely additions there to surge your list along.

You are really getting the EBC habit. Love the Wattled Starling. Are you sure you don't want the Red-billed Oxpecker too or are you saving that for later? ;)

One possible correction:-

338. The extra white on the secondaries and the location suggests Somali Golden-breasted Bunting.

As for the UFO's.

1. Willow Warbler is as good as anything.

2, Take your pick of either Red-backed and/or Isabelline (Red-tailed) Shrikes. The blighters hybridise where they overlap in East aFrica but the tail looks blackish to more likely Red-backed as @Tdgravessuggests.

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Willow warblers do appear in Kenya during European Winter, so it is possible

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3 hours ago, Galana said:

Are you sure you don't want the Red-billed Oxpecker too or are you saving that for later? ;)

 

@Galana I'm curious where you see the red-billed oxpecker, please? i've checked all my photos of the buffalos and their accompanying oxpeckers and they show yellow-billed except for the following BIF and except for an unidentified oxpecker imposter (on the road next to a few oxpeckers) as below pics show: DSC06419.JPG.be5abf28d7077393d7d36698d050ef16.JPGDSC06435.JPG.9a1b7061bf8a9bb56fa3a67530ddbfc4.JPG

 

 

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Thanks @Tdgraves - you may not have been to Kenya yet but you're still a walking encyclopedia of birds!

 

@Galana - on the bunting - wow the difference looks so minute, but I'm happy defer to you as I'm still a novice in the fine art of bird IDs! so it will be revised to: 

 

338: Somali golden-breasted Bunting

 

Thanks @TonyQ for confirming the willow warbler as well. 

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33 minutes ago, Kitsafari said:

they show yellow-billed except for the following BIF and except for an unidentified oxpecker imposter (on the road next to a few oxpeckers)

Yes. I agree. The white rump of the YB is quite clear in your later shots. On the one with the Wattled Starling thre was a bird that did not show this and on the balance of probabilities of distribution i guessed RB. Just my little joke.

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@Galana darn and here i was hoping to add one more to my list.....

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350: Black and white cuckoo, Lewa, Dec 11

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351: Rosy-patched bush shrike, Lewa, Dec 11 

a pretty bird with a bleeding heart but such a shame it was at a far distance. 

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352: Red-backed shrike Imm, Dec 11

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353: Willow warbler, Lewa/Ol Pejeta, Dec


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354: Hadada Ibis, Lewa Dec154170429_DSC07225-hadabaibis.JPG.e62aed186abe8d6d001856c205a08b8a.JPG

 

355: Black-headed Heron, Lewa HQ area, Dec 11

with the hadada next to it. 

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356: Nubian Woodpecker, Lewa HQ area, Dec 11

female

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357: Cardinal woodpecker, Lewa HQ area, Dec 11

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358: African grey woodpecker, Lewa HQ area, Dec 11

 

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359: Green Wood Hoopoe, Lewa, a family, Dec 11

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360: Red-billed Teal, Lewa, Dec 11

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361: Yellow-billed duck, Lewa, Dec 11

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362: Hotentot Teal, Lewa, Dec 11

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363: Grosbeak Weaver, Lewa, Dec 11

 

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364: White Stork, Lewa Dec

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365: Klaas Cuckoo, Lewa, Dec 12

 

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366: Grey Wren Warbler, Lewa, Dec 12

not a great shot...

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367: Spotted Eagle Owl, Lewa, Dec 11

- an EBC, too low light, no spotlight, and settings were wrong

 

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368: African Paradise Flycatcher, Lewa, Dec 12

 

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369: Vitelline-masked Weaver, Lewa, Dec 12

 

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370: Batelur, Imm, Lewa Dec 12

 

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371: Pallid Harrier, Lewa, Dec 8

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