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pedro maia
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When I came back from this year trip to Mashatu I started to make birds life lists in bubo.org, one is from SA since we drove to Botswana border and back, then I also added some species from other trips to SA and I had the idea to have another deeper check on my pictures from those trips to try and add more birds to my lists (I´ll also have to do that with my Pantanal trip).

 

With this quarantine thing my BY has to wait for better times but I have more time so I started with my 2012 trip to Kruger, I don´t really have many birds because I didn´t pay too much attention to them but to help pass time I´m going to post first those I coould ID (please feel free to correct my mistakes) and then I´ll post those I have doubts and also some UFOs, maybe even one of those can be identified.

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pedro maia

Southern ground hornbill

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Southern yellow-billed hornbill

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Grey lourie

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Hamerkop

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Helmeted guineafowl

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Red-billed oxpecker

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White-backed vulture

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Lilac-breasted roller

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African fish eagle

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Purple-crested turaco

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pedro maia

And now those I need confirmation or ID:

 

1 - Cape glossy starling?

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2 - Cape glossy starling?

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3 - Lesser-masked weaver?

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4 - Tawny eagle?

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Picture from Sunset Dam with several species to ID

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5 - Yellow-billed stork juveniles (the adults I don´t have doubts)?

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6 - UFOs

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7 - UFOs

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8 - Hadada ibis?

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9 - UFO

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9 - UFO (with yellow-billed stork and hadada ibis, I guess)

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10 - Fork-tailed drongo?

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11 - Gray heron? + some eagle?

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12 - White-breasted cormorant?

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13 - UFO?

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That´s all, if someone is bored...

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michael-ibk
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Having never been to Kruger I´m not the most qualified Person to do this but I´ll give it a try nonetheless.

 

1: Cape Glossy or Greater Blue-Eared Starling, both occur according to the Maps and look very similar.
2: Looks more like Greater Blue-Eared Starling (Very blue on the belly and below the eye, distinct dark spots on the wing)
3: Agree with Lesser Masked Weaver

4: Agree with Tawny Eagle (colour looks right, bill very heavy)
5: The smaller birds are African Spoonbills
6: UFO indeed. Water Thick-Knees probably
7: Maybee White-Crowned Lapwing
8: Agree with Hadada
9: Thick-Knee again?
10: Agree with Drongo, tail looks right
11: Grey Heron and juv. African Fish Eagle
12: Agree with WB Cormorant
13: Wow, you are not making this easy. Probably Cormorant again. Their stones tend to look like this, they have not joined the toilet paper madness yet.

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pedro maia
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Thanks @michael-ibk, I should have IDeed the African Spoonbills, as for the UFOs, 6 and 9 may be Water thick-knees, let´s see if somoene else is bored enough to have a go, maybe @Galana although he is probably too busy with his Uganda´s EBCs.

 

Starlings are a pain in the..., some of them are too similar.

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mvecht

@pedro maia  Pedro, I think they are Stone CurlewsB)

aka Dikkop or Thick knee

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36 minutes ago, mvecht said:

@pedro maia  Pedro, I think they are Stone CurlewsB)

aka Dikkop or Thick knee

 

In #6 it’s posible to see (badly) the eyebrow and the bill of one of them and that’s what it looks like.

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Peter Connan

No. 11: Is the big bird not perhaps a Marabou? Can't really see enough, but to me it seems wrong for a Heron?

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55 minutes ago, Peter Connan said:

No. 11: Is the big bird not perhaps a Marabou? Can't really see enough, but to me it seems wrong for a Heron?

 

It would add to my list but I don’t have any other picture of that one.

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I found the rest of the pictures from this trip, I IDeed a few more:

 

Bateleur

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Common bulbul (hi @xelas :P)

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Grey heron (the other one was doubtful)

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Southern red-billed hornbill

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Magpie shrike

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pedro maia

Now is when I need help.

 

This one is the starling from post #3 above, I really think is a Blue-eared starling

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Not sure if this is the same bird but is from the same momment

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A "better" picture from UFO 7 from post #3, I think it confirms that it´s a White-crowned lapwing

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14 - Another Tawny eagle?

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15 - Egyptian goose?

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16 - Marabu stork?

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17 - Reed cormorant?

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xelas

Starling is correctly ID as Greater Blue-eared Starling

Yes, another Tawny Eagle

Egyptian Goose on eggs :D

Yes, the ugly bird

Might be but you should discard this photo, is almost like taken by @Galana :lol:

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pedro maia
1 hour ago, xelas said:

Starling is correctly ID as Greater Blue-eared Starling

Yes, another Tawny Eagle

Egyptian Goose on eggs :D

Yes, the ugly bird

Might be but you should discard this photo, is almost like taken by @Galana :lol:

 

More respect for the EBC king :D.

 

if you have another look that’s a crop of part of the picture of the grey heron in post #10, I just realized that posible reed cormorant was there too.

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michael-ibk
8 hours ago, xelas said:

Yes, another Tawny Eagle

 

Nope don´t think so - 14 looks like a juv. African Harrier-Hawk (Gymnogene) to me. Agree with everything else.

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xelas
3 minutes ago, michael-ibk said:

 

Nope don´t think so - 14 looks like a juv. African Harrier-Hawk (Gymnogene) to me. Agree with everything else.

 

See, I do get confused with anything that is not a bulbul :unsure:

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michael-ibk

And even Bulbuls can be very tricky!:P

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pedro maia
10 hours ago, michael-ibk said:

 

Nope don´t think so - 14 looks like a juv. African Harrier-Hawk (Gymnogene) to me. Agree with everything else.

 

These raptors are really a chalenge, let´s see if there are more opinions.

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pedro maia

I made the additions to my SA list in bubo.org but I couldn´t add the White-breasted cormorant because it´s not listed, the cormorants listed for SA are the following:

 

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

Cape Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capensis)

Bank Cormorant (Phalacrocorax neglectus)

Reed Cormorant (Phalacrocorax africanus)

Crowned Cormorant (Phalacrocorax coronatus)

 

Any thoughts? Doesn´t the White-breasted cormorant occur in SA?

 

 

 

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Peter Connan
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Yes, definitely. 

 

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pedro maia

Thanks @Peter Connan, and nice pictures.

 

I’m thinking that at bubo.org they aren’t separating it from the Great cormorant, what I read here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_cormorant makes me think that.

 

 

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