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3) Cape Wagtail   Gewone Kwikkie   Motacilla capensis     12 September, Dullstroom

7) Egyptian Goose   Kolgans   Alopochen aegyptiacus       12 September, Dullstroom

Thanks @xelas. It changed because I couldn't remember what font the previous one was... This one is Vladimir Script.   23) White-crested Helmet-shrike   Withelmlaksman  

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42) Brown Snake-eagle

 

Bruinslangarend

 

Circaetus cinereus

 

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10 August, Slangarend

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43) Black-backed Puffback

 

Sneeubal

 

Dryoscopus cubla

 

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8 February, Marafika

 

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9 & 10 August, Marafika

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44) Swaynson's Spurfowl

 

Bosveldfisant

 

Pternistes swainsonii

 

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10 August, Marafika

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Edit: Long-billed Crombec. Already posted as no. 21

 

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6 August, Marafika

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45) White-backed Vulture

 

Witrugaasvoel

 

Gyps africanus

 

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8 August, Marafika

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46) Lilac-breasted Roller

 

Gewone Troupant

 

Coracias caudata

 

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6 August, Marafika

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Thank you very much @Towlersonsafari. Good light is good light, especially on a Lilac-breasted Roller!

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PeterHG

Great photos of the Roller!

 

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1 hour ago, Tdgraves said:

your tchagra is a Crombec

I tend to agree. Bill was wrong, leg and eye colour wrong. No tail. I could not see that being a Tchagra but could not see what it was.

 

With @Tdgraves's guidance I would go for Long-billed Crombec despite a huge size difference.

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Kitsafari

stunning roller. I didn't realise how green their crowns are (since I've never taken such close-ups before) which your photos show clearly

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21 hours ago, Tdgraves said:

@Peter Connanyour tchagra is a Crombec

Of course and thanks.

 

Thanks @PeterHG, @Galana and @Kitsafari

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TonyQ

A stunning Roller, and the Puffback is beautiful.

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Thank you very much @TonyQ

 

47) Yellow-breasted Apalis

 

Geelborskleinjantjie

 

Apalis flavida

 

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6 August, Marafika

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And a new bird for me:

 

48) Barred Owlet

 

Gebande Uil

 

Glaucidium capense

 

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9 August, Marafika

 

And that's it for this trip.

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Tdgraves

Lovely owlet @Peter Connan

no sparrows or greater blue eared starlings???

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Galana

Great Barred Owlet. A trip stealer.

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Thanks @Tdgraves, @xelasand @Galana

 

Tracy, no no Greater Blue-eared.

 

Now, this is a bit weird because I am showing the pictures in a sort of a reverse order, but I did not take them in reverse order. You may have noticed that a few of the photos have dates in February. I have been to this property twice this year, and the first time (which was just a weekend in Feb) I got a pretty nice portrait of Grey-headed Sparrow, so when I was there in August, I didn't take any shots of those, as the opportunities presented were all inferior to that first photo.

 

A long-winded way of saying Grey-headed is coming up later. Cape also, but that was taken here at home after the hard drive failure.

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