DRC field exploration camp - Part 2

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9 years 4 months ago #9183 by nkgray
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Three and a half more weeks at the DRC field camp with a trip list of 101 has boosted my list of identified sightings (or calls) from 80 to 126 for the area around the camp. Notable additions to the list were Retz’s Helmetshrike, Long-tailed Cisticola, Greater Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Black-eared Seed-Eater, Green-backed Woodpecker, Collared Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Woodland Pipit and Red-capped Crombec.

My daily walks up the hill behind the camp into the Miombo woodland for 45 minutes before 7am and again before 6:15pm are still turning up the odd surprise, even though I can now predict with a >80% certainty what birds I will see where – almost to the tree!

My full 126 species list (heard and/or seen) for the DRC field camp is now:

Non-RSA species (or very limited distribution)in italics
Barbet, Black-collared
Barbet, Crested
Batis, Chinspot
Bee-Eater, European
Bee-Eater, Little
Boubou, Tropical
Bulbul, Dark-capped
Bulbul, Black-collared
Bunting, Cabanis’s

Bunting, Cinnamon-breasted
Bunting, Golden-breasted
Bush-Shrike, Grey-headed
Bush-Shrike, Orange-breasted
Buzzard, Lizard
Camaroptera, Grey-backed
Chat, Familiar
Cisticola, Long-tailed
Cisticola, Red-faced
Cisticola, Short-winged
Cormorant, Reed
Coucal, Senegal
Coucal , White-browed

Crombec, Long-billed
Crombec, Red-capped
Crow, Pied
Cuckoo, Black
Cuckoo, Diederik
Cuckoo, Eurasian
Cuckoo, Klaas's
Cuckoo, Red-chested
Cuckooshrike, Black
Cuckooshrike, White-breasted
Dove, Cape Turtle
Drongo, Fork-tailed
Drongo, Square-tailed
Duck, White-faced
Duck, Yellow-billed
Eagle, Wahlberg's
Egret, Little
Eremomela, Green-capped
Fiscal, Common
Flycatcher, Collared
Flycatcher, Southern Black
Flycatcher, Spotted
Francolin, Coqui
Goshawk, Dark Chanting
Guineafowl, Helmeted
Gull, Grey-headed
Helmetshrike, Retz’s
Helmetshrike, White-crowned
Heron, Black-headed
Heron, Grey
Honeyguide, Scaly-throated
Hoopoe, African
Hornbill, Pale-billed
Hyliota, Yellow-bellied

Kingfisher, Grey-hooded
Kingfisher, Malachite
Kingfisher, Pied
Kite, Black (for those that still like to split it from the YBK)
Kite, Black-shouldered
Kite, Yellow-billed
Lark, Flappet
Mousebird, Speckled
Nightjar, Fiery-necked
Nightjar, Freckled
Nightjar, Pennant-winged
Oriole, African Golden
Oriole, Black-headed
Paradise-Flycatcher, African
Paradise-Whydah, Broad-tailed
Parrot, Meyer's
Petronia, Yellow-throated
Pigeon, African Green
Pipit, African
Pipit, Woodland
Prinia, Tawny-flanked
Puffback, Black-backed
Pygmy-Kingfisher, African
Rockthrush, Miombo
Roller, Broad-billed
Roller, Racket-tailed
Scrub-Robin, Miombo

Scops-Owl, Southern White-faced
Seed-Eater, Black-eared
Snake-Eagle, Brown
Sparrow, House
Sparrow, Northern Grey-headed
Sparrowhawk, Little
Spurfowl, Red-necked
Starling, Splendid Glossy
Starling, Violet-backed
Sunbird, Amethyst
Sunbird, Copper
Sunbird, Miombo Double-collared

Swallow, Barn
Swallow, Wire-tailed
Swift, African Palm
Swift, Common
Swift, Horus
Tchagra, Black-crowned
Tchagra, Brown-crowned
Thrush, Groundscraper
Thrush, Kurrichane
Tinkerbird, Golden-rumped
Tinkerbird, Yellow-fronted
Tit, Miombo
Tit, White-winged
Turaco, Schalow's

Wagtail, African Pied
Wagtail, Cape
Warbler, Garden
Warbler, Willow
Weaver, Red-headed
Whitethroat, Greater
Widowbird, Yellow-mantled
Wood-Dove, Emerald-spotted
Wood-Owl, African
Woodhoopoe, Green
Woodpecker, Bearded
Woodpecker, Bennett’s
Woodpecker, Cardinal
Woodpecker, Golden-tailed [note: all 5 woodpeckers can be seen regularly within 250m of the camp
Woodpecker, Green-backed Very careful observation/listening is needed to split one from the other]


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9 years 4 months ago #9193 by Birdlover
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Neil welcome back. I assume you are back in South Africa. Amazing collection of birds seen.

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