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pedro maia

I keep checking my past trips pictures and allways find a few birds to add to my list, but the conclusion is allways that I have to go back to those places because I only find a few, some that are caught in the picture of another subject.

 

The trip was to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi ans St.Lucia/iSimangaliso:

 

Black-collared barbet

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Hadada ibis

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Egyptian goose

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Black-bellied bustard 

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African darter

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African fish eagle

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Cattle egret + White-faced whistling duck

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Gray-hooded gull

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Pink-backed pelican

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And I ask for confirmation that this one (terrible picture) is a Goliath heron:

 

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Peter Connan

I think it is a Purple, but I am only about 51.5% sure of that.

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pedro maia
11 minutes ago, Peter Connan said:

I think it is a Purple, but I am only about 51.5% sure of that.

 

It will be tough to be sure, I thought about the goliath because checking pictures online it seems that the bill is darker in the upper part, it was mainly because of that.

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Peter Connan

My reason is the grey patch on the crown. 

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pedro maia

Any other opinions?

 

I can use either the Goliath or the Purple heron.

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Peter Connan

After Corona (and once the summer has returned), you can come back here, so that I can take you to Marievale to get decent shots of both...

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pedro maia

I’ll drink to that (but not before friday ;)).

 

Btw, we have purple here, I think they are starting to arrive.

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michael-ibk

I'd say it's Goliath, that was my immediate reaction when I saw the picture. Extremely long neck, and sharp contrast on the breast.

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