Observations in the Class: Aves

Common Name: Birds or Voëls

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African Green-Pigeon

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Location: Grahamstown, South Africa
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 24th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Distinctive, colourful species of pigeon.

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Red knobbed coot

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Location: Game farm
Observed: 24th January 2016
Added: 24th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Common species in the area, frequents water bodies of various sizes, rivers, dams and smaller shallower pans.

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Dove

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By: ZNight
Location: Welgevonden Estate
Observed: 23rd April 2017
Added: 24th April 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Black Eagle

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By: vynbos
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Location: Between Perdekop and Wemmershoekberg, Haweqwa Catchment Area
Observed: 22nd April 2017
Added: 24th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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roller with scorpion

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Location: Kruger N.P.
Observed: 7th March 2017
Added: 22nd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

Lilac breasted Roller with scorpion (Opistophthalmus sp.) Scorpion was caught in brought daylight from tar road. weather was warm but cloudy

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High tea

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Location: 129, Park St Greyton
Observed: 22nd April 2017
Added: 22nd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Bird

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Location: Wilderness
Observed: 31st December 2016
Added: 22nd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Duiker

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Location: Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary
Observed: 17th April 2017
Added: 22nd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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A visitor to our garden (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Denneoord, George
Observed: 21st April 2017
Added: 22nd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Who killed Cock Robin?

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson River Trail
Observed: 21st April 2017
Added: 22nd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

And chewed off only a leg and a foot?
Found dead on the river bank

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Little David blocks out the sun

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson Nature Reserve river shallows
Observed: 21st April 2017
Added: 22nd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Cape Bunting

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By: Gigi
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Location: Kleinplaas Dam Area
Observed: 18th April 2017
Added: 21st April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Bird

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Location: Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary
Observed: 17th April 2017
Added: 21st April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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African Spoonbill

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 15th April 2017
Added: 21st April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Young Jimmy

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 20th April 2017
Added: 21st April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Well protected nest

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 20th April 2017
Added: 21st April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Nest on flattish roof, in the gap between a permanently erected tent and the roof. Adults very tolerant of human activity.

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Lunch out in the bay, with pirates

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Buffelsbaai
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 20th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Possibly 4 species of birds feeding on what i think was a shoal of fish, some gulls robbing cormorants of fish they had caught.

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Nope, we're much prettier than kookaburras

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Davellen Rd, Scottburgh
Observed: 19th April 2017
Added: 20th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Nice pair. Male left, female right

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Blacksmith

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By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Gordons Bay Beach
Observed: 14th April 2017
Added: 19th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Kelp Gulls

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By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Gordons Bay Beach
Observed: 14th April 2017
Added: 18th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Cape Robin Chat

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By: Hiking is fun
Location: Durbanville
Observed: 2nd September 2016
Added: 18th April 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Cape Robin made nest in Rosemary bush outside our Kitchen window

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Andrew's Trogon

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 17th April 2017
Added: 18th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

Caught in mist net and photographed by Andrew Marshall

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Southern Boubou (Gwaing)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Gwaing beach
Observed: 15th April 2017
Added: 17th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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nonnetjies

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Location: sterkwater witzenber vallei
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 17th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Common in this area since 2009, Counted 54 together in 2015

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Not quite the grace of the kingfishers ...

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson Nature Reserve river shallows
Observed: 16th April 2017
Added: 17th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Raising quite a bow-wave

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson Nature Reserve river shallows
Observed: 16th April 2017
Added: 17th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Powerful swimmers - though juvies' entry needs work

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Twinkletoes

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson Nature Reserve river shallows
Observed: 16th April 2017
Added: 17th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Nectaring or insecting?

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 16th April 2017
Added: 17th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

At newly-blooming Dune Soap-berry (Deinbollia oblongifolia)

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Kanarie

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Location: Kruger Ngwenya
Observed: 28th June 2016
Added: 17th April 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Wewer

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Location: Kruger Ngwenya
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 17th April 2017
Likely ID: Wewers (Ploceus)
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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