Bird Identification

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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Richprins » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:33 pm

Ja, nana...it went right to the very top in SA for confirmation! :shock: :shock: :shock:


Dear All,



Thanks very much for including me in all of these emails. From what I can make out in the various photos I have been sent, this looks like an adult Black-chested Snake Eagle to me.



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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Richprins » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:57 am

Hi all, looks like I was mistaken with this . . . in the first pic the bird appears to have a white throat and even a white 'smudge’ on the nape - typical of Bat Hawk . . . but that may just be a 'trick of the light' . . . the posture also looked correct but of course the Bat Hawk is a crepuscular bird and is unlikely to be perched out in the open during bright sunshine . . . that worried me a bit.

In the second pic, the bird is certainly looking like a BC snake-eagle, although still showing what appears to be a white throat . . . perhaps that is just an individual plumage anomaly.

Apologies for the confusion and likely bewilderment caused . . .

Best regards, Duncan B

P.S. so many unexpected birds are recorded in the Kalahari Transfrontier Park (especially on the ZA side where so many enthusiastic, experienced and alert birders are always about) . . . African Jacana and Allen’s Gallinule in recent months (if my memory is correct) and even flamingoes, painted-snipe and Palmnut Vulture to name a few others, have been observed. I myself saw a African Paradise Flycatcher in the Auob river valley on my last visit (I think it was a first for the park), so there seems to be no end of rare or out-of-range birds moving through what appears to be totally unsuitable habitat/landscape . . . My guess is that the same situation would apply in many (or even most) other places but there are just fewer birdwatchers to notice such birds . . .
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:35 am

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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:57 pm

Can anyone tell me what this is? 0*\
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by nan » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:23 pm

where :-?
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Richprins » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:27 pm

Ok, Dewi has emailed stuff, apparently he has lost his mind, but ask no questions tell no lies! lol

Familiar chat ?? FC has a chestnut rump.
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pipit ?? Pipits have yellow legs.
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scrub robin, probably kalahari, need more pics
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pririt batis ?? Is not found in Kruger.
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Wahlberg's

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Re: Bird Identification

Post by nan » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:28 pm

I can't see the pic :no:
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Richprins » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:30 pm

Lisbeth wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:57 pm
Can anyone tell me what this is? 0*\
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wahlberg's pale phase!
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:52 pm

Thank you \O
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Re: Bird Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:54 pm

Rp, none of the pics from Dewi shows. Can you send me the e-mail, Please?
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