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3 years 1 month ago #87003 by billbrooks
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When I was in the botanical garden. I came across this bird. which I could barely get a picture of before it flew away. I thought that it could be a greenbul. but am still highly doughtful.

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right next to it, I had another great sighting. A bird that I have never seen before, but is in my area.

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paradise flycatcher! although the birder next to me with a R200 000 lens thought I was cute to think that it was rare.

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3 years 1 month ago #87011 by billbrooks
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Can anyone help me with my odd sighting, any help would be appreciated. <!-- s:o --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_surprised.gif" alt=":o" title="Surprised" /><!-- s:o -->

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3 years 1 month ago #87012 by gordon
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Can I see a Dideric Cuckoo in there?

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3 years 1 month ago #87013 by mansona
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Agree with Gordon, that green back can only be that of a Dideric Cuckoo

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3 years 4 weeks ago #87017 by billbrooks
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look at its head though. it looks similar in size to a bulbul. STRANGE <!-- s:scratchchin: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/scratchchin.gif" alt=":scratchchin:" title="Perplexed" /><!-- s:scratchchin: -->

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3 years 4 weeks ago #87018 by gordon
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Why not see if you can circle or mark on the photo where your bird is too make sure we are looking at the same thing... <!-- s:yes: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/yes.gif" alt=":yes:" title="Yes" /><!-- s:yes: -->

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3 years 4 weeks ago #87019 by billbrooks
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I'll try doing that. well camouflaged bird. Although you are right. that colour scheme is identical to that of the cuckoo.

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3 years 4 weeks ago #87020 by billbrooks
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there it is, more closer
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3 years 4 weeks ago #87022 by gordon
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Yep then we are definitely looking at the same thing... <!-- s:bouncy: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/bouncy.gif" alt=":bouncy:" title="Enthusiastic" /><!-- s:bouncy: --> I still say it is most likely to be a Dideric Cuckoo.

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3 years 4 weeks ago #87025 by billbrooks
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