Observations in the Order: Ciconiiformes

Common Name: Ooievaars, Reiers, Ibisse, Ens. or Storks, Herons, Ibises Etc.

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Just grebes

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Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed: 3rd December 2014
Added: 14th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Lesser Flamingo

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By: Mariana
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Zeeberg West Coast National Park
Observed: 11th December 2013
Added: 12th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:1
Description:

Lesser Flamingo is smaller than Greater Flamingo, more pink colour with an entirely dark black-red bill.

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Little Egret

Little Egret
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Location: Rietfontein, Agulhas NP
Observed: 4th December 2014
Added: 12th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Platalea alba

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Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 20th November 2014
Added: 12th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Catch 2-of-the-day

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 11th December 2014
Added: 12th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Catch 1-of-the day

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 11th December 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

African Darter caught at least 4 similar sized fish in one "fishing trip", within 15 minutes.

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Bubulcus ibis

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Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 20th November 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Juvenile Black stork

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Location: Close to springbok
Observed: 21st November 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Bubulcus ibis

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Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 20th November 2014
Added: 7th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Ardea melanocephala

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Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 20th November 2014
Added: 7th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Ardea melanocephala

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Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 19th November 2014
Added: 7th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Ardea melanocephala

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Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 19th November 2014
Added: 7th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Whitehead Vulture

Whitehead Vulture
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Location: Ntibane Game Ranch
Observed: 15th August 2013
Added: 7th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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Egret

Ceratotherium simum (1)
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Location: Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Pretoria
Observed: 21st November 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Reed Cormorant

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Location: Pans, Western Shores
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Cattle Egret, Veereier 2

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Location: Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve
Observed: 9th November 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Cattle Egret, Veereier

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Location: Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve
Observed: 9th November 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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African Spoonbill, Lepelaar

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Location: Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve
Observed: 9th November 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Spoonbills feeding

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: 44, Kingfisher Dr
Observed: 29th November 2014
Added: 29th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Adult and Juvenile.

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swazi heron

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Nisela Game Reserve
Observed: 7th November 2014
Added: 29th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Little Bittern with frog catch

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 27th January 2014
Added: 27th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Photo Credit: Vincent Pienaar.

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fishing in the Crocodile

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Crocodile Bridge, Kruger Park
Observed: 4th November 2014
Added: 26th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Bird at Mankwe Dam

Mankwe Dam Bird
By: rwentzel
Location: Mankwe Dam, Pilansberg
Observed: 22nd November 2014
Added: 26th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Is this a Reed Cormorant but its eyes are not red.?

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Cape Cormorant (H.Bay)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Hout Bay harbour
Observed: 24th November 2014
Added: 24th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Darter

DSC01189 Anhinga rufa (African Darter) (5)
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Location: Two River Trail, Grahamstown
Observed: 22nd November 2014
Added: 24th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Grey Heron Fishing, GRBG

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 22nd November 2014
Added: 24th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Just 5m behind this scene, several hundred runners/walkers pounded by, oblivious to the bird, the bird unconcern by the noise and movement. A surreal moment, worlds apart.

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African Penguin

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Location: Boulders Beach, Simons Town
Observed: 1st November 2014
Added: 20th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Hadeda ibis

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By: outrampsjean
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersOutramps
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Location: The Island, Sedgefield
Observed: 17th November 2014
Added: 20th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Large, grey bird. Long probing beak. Nerve wracking call in flight.

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Grey Heron

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 19th November 2014
Added: 19th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

I have not seen this species here since the drought when the dam level fell, exposing mud flats.

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Egretta intermedia subsp. brachyrhyncha (Yellow-billed Egret)

 Egretta intermedia subsp. brachyrhyncha (Yellow-billed Egret)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Thomas Baines Nature Reserve
Observed: 29th September 2014
Added: 19th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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