Observations in the Phylum: Chordata

Common Name: Chordates

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Wailing on the wire - Huilende op die draad

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Location: S356 road, Trompsburg district
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
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Black-chested Prinia - Swartbandlangstertjie

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Location: S356 road, Trompsburg district
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Lesser Kestrel - Kleinrooivalk

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Location: S356 road, Trompsburg district
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
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Peregrine

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Location: Okaukuejo, Etosha
Observed: 1st December 2014
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
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Common Tern

CommonTern
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Location: Walvis Bay, Namibia
Observed: 27th November 2014
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
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African Stonechat female - gewone Bontrokkie wyfie

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Location: Uitzicht farm Trompsburg, Vrystaat
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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African Palm-Swift

AfricanPalmSwift
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Location: Windhoek
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
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LBJ05 - KVV05

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Location: Uitzicht farm Trompsburg, Vrystaat
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
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A russet brown lark type bird with white tipped wing feathers, dark stripe below eye towards bill, dark marking behind eye , with a white brow above it, bill pink lower and black upper, head is dark brown almost black on top, legs is light pink

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LBJ04 - KVV04

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Location: Uitzicht farm Trompsburg, Vrystaat
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

A russet brown lark type bird with white tipped wing feathers, dark stripe below eye towards bill, dark marking behind eye , with a white brow above it, bill pink lower and black upper, head is dark brown almost black on top, legs is light pink

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LBJ03

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Location: Uitzicht farm Trompsburg, Vrystaat
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

A russet brown lark type bird, with a black and yellowish bill, light pink legs, tail tip white and chin white, a darker russet ear spot, with light brown eyebrow, wing feathers are white lined

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Hello glossy

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By: peter slingsby
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Location: Biedouw Valley
Observed: 18th August 2014
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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R.I.P. [3] or maybe not

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By: peter slingsby
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Location: Silvermine East, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 25th April 2014
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

We hope the sugarbird got away, but the protea is gonna have to resprout after today's fire ...

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The gloss in the dam - Die glans in die dam

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Location: Uitzicht farm Trompsburg, Vrystaat
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Ferraro Rocher chocolate drop

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
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The only way I could photograph this jumpy little 15mm newly-emerged-from-leaflitter-nester was to slide a clear chocolate box lid over him. Lacked typical 'hourglass' dorsal pattern (not unusual with local specimens), but has facial 'bandit'-mask and very long 3rd finger with no webbing on feet. Release was not easy - to stop him jumping off desk and disappearing to die in the house, I treated him like a wasp/spider - sliding paper between him, the desk and the base of his lid and gingerly carrying the whole contraption ouside to a damp spot in the garden.

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Wattled Starling and the Prickly Pear - Lelspreeue en die Turksvy

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Location: Uitzicht farm Trompsburg, Vrystaat
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Black-throated Canary - Bergkanarie

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Location: Uitzicht farm Trompsburg, Vrystaat
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
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foraging bokkie on the left

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Umdoni Forest, Pennington
Observed: 9th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

Blue Duiker following Vervet troop to collect forage from their messy feeding habits above

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bucolic scene

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Umdoni Forest, Pennington
Observed: 9th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Troop of Vervets with their often-accompanying iPithi

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Big standdown at Little Stints? - Die groot vertoon van die Kleinstrandlopers

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Location: Uitzicht farm Trompsburg, Vrystaat
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Pin-tailed Whyda (Non Breeding)

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By: mickjackmickjack’s reputation in Birds
Location: Durban
Observed: 1st March 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

This is the second time we have seen one of these feeding with the mannikin finches at our feeder in the garden.

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10 o'clock pair

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Umdoni Forest, Pennington
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

A mated pair or mom and babe of these solitary goosies?

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Whiskered Tern - Witbaardsterretjie

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Location: Uitzicht farm Trompsburg, Vrystaat
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Greater Yellowlegs? - Grootgeelpootruiter?

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Location: Uitzicht farm Trompsburg, Vrystaat
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Description:

Bill is turning from grey to black at tip, slightly curved up. Legs are a light greenish yellow. Chin is white and neck is spotted greyish-black. Black eye with a white stripe from eye to bill. Head is even more spotted than neck, belly is white, wings are grey with black spots. about 30 cm in height.

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Bunting

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Lizard

Lizard
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Location: Tierkop
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Forest Canary

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Location: Kaaimansrivier
Observed: 1st February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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BulBul

Bulbul
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Location: Pietermaritzburg
Observed: 26th January 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Barbet

Barbet
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Location: Pietermaritzburg
Observed: 24th January 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Brown Water Snake

Brown Water Snake
By: DamianVanAswegenDamianVanAswegen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesDamianVanAswegen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Painted Reed Frogs

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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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