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Rooikop, KTP, South Africa, 22/1/20

 

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93) Red-headed finch

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Auob, KTP, South Africa, 25/1/20

 

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94) Bateleur

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Craig Lockhart, KTP, South Africa, 24/1/20

 

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95) Cape turtle (ring-necked) dove

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Lower Auob, KTP, South Africa, 30/1/20

 

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96) White-rumped swift

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Near Nossob, KTP, South Africa, 21/1/20

 

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97) Scaly-feathered finch

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Lower Auob, KTP, South Africa, 30/1/20

 

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98) Martial eagle

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Upper Auob, KTP, South Africa, 27/1/20

 

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99) Grey-backed sparrow-lark (female)

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Kieliekrankie in camp, KTP, South Africa, 27/1/20

 

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100) Dusky sunbird

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Lower Auob, KTP, South Africa, 28/1/20

 

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101) Eastern clapper lark

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Kieliekrankie in camp, KTP, South Africa, 29/1/20

 

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102) Familiar chat (can't believe I don't have a better shot of one, they are so ubiquitous)

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KTC in camp, KTP, South Africa, 27/1/20

 

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103) Black-chested prinia

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Auob, KTP, South Africa, 27/1/20

 

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104) Common fiscal

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Kitsafari

lovely additions. so good to see african birds again even if they are through someone else's lens!

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TonyQ

Well done on reaching 100. Very enjoyable.

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Galana

Well done on reaching the first 100 in what is going to be a difficult year..

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2 hours ago, Tdgraves said:

can't believe I don't have a better shot of one, they are so ubiquitous

This is what always happens....

Congrats on the first 100. I do hope to see more.

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pedro maia

Congrats on reaching the 100 mark, it’s been great to see the Kgalagadi colours in your BY.

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michael-ibk

Congrats on your first century.

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xelas

Well done, @Tdgraves, reaching #100 with many spectacular birds.

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shazdwn

An excellent 100, looking forward to more 

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Dave Williams

Ton up! I must start reading more TRs and decide on a structure on a future visit to take in KFT and the Cape.

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Thanks @Kitsafari @TonyQ @xelas @PeterHG @Galana @michael-ibk @Dave Williams

@pedro maia and @shazdwn

 

I think that’s it for the SA trip. I can’t for the life of me find a quelea and I know that we only had one sighting of a grey hornbill and a Brubru, so unless I find any LBJs when I (finally) get round to the TR, that’s it. the most surprising non-appearance was from the yellow-billed hornbill and the LBR!

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34 minutes ago, Tdgraves said:

the most surprising non-appearance was from the yellow-billed hornbill and the LBR!

Sometimes the big surprises are what you don't see rather than what you do. Quite a few 'regulars ' were missing from our Uganda trip such as Goliath Heron, Darter and Saddle-billed Stork.

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1 hour ago, Tdgraves said:

the most surprising non-appearance was from the yellow-billed hornbill and the LBR!

 

Not even a distant glimpse of an LBR?! That is indeed very surprising.

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16 minutes ago, xelas said:

 

Not even a distant glimpse of an LBR?! That is indeed very surprising.

 

Nope, none at all. Both of them have been elusive in the past, not appearing until the last few days, but this time, zero!

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