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I've always viewed the thread "Where was the picture taken" as an extension of this thread "Name the bird", except that the former had to have a picture of wildlife, not necessary a bird. I think both

Woo Hoo! You got it. @mvecht It is a female Jungle Bush Quail. Shot (with a camera ) in Ranthambhore n November 2019     and here is the male    

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Jochen

Superrrrrrrb Starling.

 

 

 

And this one?

 

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Jochen

2x nope!

 

A few tips;

 

- these guys can harass you at the most popular picknick spot in Ngorongoro crater.

- try plate 34 of the Zimmerman book (large raptors overhead)

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Game Warden

I know because I too have been attacked at that picnic spot by the lake. But it's not fair for the admin to play...

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Alex The Lion

Yellow billed kite - intra african migrant

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But it's not fair for the admin to play...

But you aren't a full-time admin, are you? Just make your post in your 'spare time'.

 

Btw, in the ever growing smiley colony on this forum I just met someone who looks like a deputy admin to me: gallery_3403_44_125.gif

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I know because I too have been attacked at that picnic spot by the lake. But it's not fair for the admin to play...

 

Its perfectly fair - admin powers dont show you the answer so you dont get any advantage by being admin, and are therefore entitled to guess/answer.

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Black Kite?

 

Here's the right answer!

 

 

Matt,

 

Predator is right. Join the fun, man!

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I haven’t been to Ngorongoro, but I’d heard about the black kites. Then I googled the yellow-billed kite and it looks like Russel’s reply is more exact, so I think he too could post a bird. I’ll see if I can find a bird …

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Jochen

Wattled plover? (I miss that red thingie on the beak though...)

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Wattled plover?

 

Correct!

 

There is a red thingie that's visible when the picture is bigger.

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I haven’t been to Ngorongoro, but I’d heard about the black kites. Then I googled the yellow-billed kite and it looks like Russel’s reply is more exact, so I think he too could post a bird. I’ll see if I can find a bird …

 

I thought that its beak was yellowish, which would determine what type of kite it actually is. Jochen, any chance of cropped shot?

 

As I am playing along, thought that I would make this one a little tricky. Think of the environment you see it in and that should help.

 

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Jochen

Wow, I must admit this was a gamble.

 

How about this one?

 

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@Rusell; march sandpipier?

 

I'll try to find the pic in my DB and take a crop. But you can be sure it is a black kite; Zimmerman guide, plate 34 bird no 6; the silhouette is quite unique.

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Jochen says march sandpiper...........................our survey says, no (cant quite replicate the family fortune noise)

 

 

As an abstainer to East Africa thus far, there are many a bird on this thread I struggle with.

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Russell: First thought was Blacksmiths Plover (aka Blacksmith lapwing), but going to go for Water thick knee

 

Jochen: Yellow spotted barbet ?

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Getting close, the colouring is similar. As it is a silhouetee I will give a little clue. It is a quite common in the Okavango and if you look at the far bird, the colour of its legs should give you an idea

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