Cape Vidal and St Lucia unknowns

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4 years 4 weeks ago #86308 by Josey
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Hi everybody,
I was in Cape Vidal this weekend and need confirmation or ID's for some birds.

1. Common ringed plover?


2. Rufous-bellied Heron







3. Unknown





4. Lesser Jacana





5. Is it possible to ID from this awful photo? Woodward's batis?


6. Southern Banded Snake-eagle






7. Yellow-rumped tinkerbird


No ID needed for these 2, just want to share.
Green twinspot


Absolutely frustratingly short and utterly awesome sight of the GREEN MALKOHA!!


Thank you

Jo

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4 years 4 weeks ago #86309 by wildtuinman
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Hi Josey,

1. yup
2. yup
3. Little Stint would be my call.
4. yup
5. yup
6. yup
7. yup

And superbly done on the Twinspot and Malkoha!

I am very jealous. 4 lifers in there for me!

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4 years 4 weeks ago #86310 by Josey
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WTM, thanks!! That is 6 lifers for me!!
I was so disappointed because the weather was awful, cloudy and very windy and raining at times but the birds all did their bit for me :D

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4 years 3 weeks ago #86314 by Margaret
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Congratulations Josey. What a great collection of lifers!

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4 years 3 weeks ago #86317 by gordon
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On Behalf of Lynette Rens:

Hullo there



I can’t find a way to respond on the Simply Birding site, so here goes:



I don’t know the new bird names.



I’d have said the first pic was a 3-banded plover not a Ringed Plover, except that I can’t see the red tip to the bill, but perhaps it is covered in mud.



The next 3 have to be Rufous Bellied Heron. Until I saw the bird in flight I’d have said it was a Slaty Egret. I once saw a Rufous Bellied Heron at Kenneth Stainbank Reserve at Yellowwood Park outside Durban. It was Rufous Brown all over. I flushed it and it practically ran on the water to hide under a raffia palm, and I couldn’t find it again.



I’d say the next one is a Marsh Sandpiper. I knew a professional bird guide (no names no packdrill) who insisted it was a Common Sandpiper. I am sure he meant an ordinary, common or garden old Sandpiper, because the Common Sandpiper is something else altogether.



Then there is the Batis. I’d say is the Male Chinspot Batis.



The Tinker Barbet is a bit of a mystery. The Golden Rumped is closest, but that white stripe on the wing confuses me.



It would be great to see some feedback on your site.



Bye and regards



Lynette

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4 years 3 weeks ago #86318 by Josey
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Thanks Lynette.

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