Observations in the Class: Aves

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Klaas's Cuckoo Fledgling

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By: Margaret KoopmanMargaret Koopman's reputation in Birds
Location: Meadow Rd
Observed on: 16th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2
Description: Klaas's Cuckoo fledgling was caught by a cat in a garden in Rosebank. The uninjured bird was delivered to the FitzPatrick Institute. The fledgling is currently being reared until it can be released. The green pelargonium caterpillar was offered as food, but after eating one, the fledgling refused further offers.

sharing the jacaranda

sunbird, southern doublecollared
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Cedars, inland KZN south coast
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Male of a single pair flitting about the Amethyst-infested Jacaranda tree. Unfortunately missed the female. Never see these pretty fellas on the coast!

black 'n blue

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Cedars, inland KZN south coast
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Amazing number of Sunbirds in large Jacaranda tree

Two seconds.....

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed on: 22nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Making more of what is not my favorite bird.

apple thief

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Greedy fella pulled a great chunk of apple from the feeder log, tried to balance it in nearby tree. When his/her spouse flew across, shrieking in outrage, he dropped it and scuttled about in the undergrowth eating as fast as he could.

Spurfowl

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By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in Birds
Location: Machampane Wilderness Camp
Observed on: 6th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

puddle jumper

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson NR dam
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

living dangerously off the street

kite, yellowbilled 5b
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Marion Ave, Scottburgh South
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: YBK collecting early-morning roadkill from the suburban street. Can't make out the victim, possibly Tree Agama or large frog (Common or Cape River - too elongated to be Guttural Toad).

so that's where you're nesting!

tinkerbird, yellowrumped 1a
By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Little excavators in dead Fiddlewood tree in neighbour's yard (holiday home). The branch is about 100mm in diameter and hangs down almost vertically over open lawn. The entry hole, about 25mm in diameter is roughly 2,2m above ground.

Red-Chested Cuckoo

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By: InvolucreInvolucre's reputation in BirdsInvolucre's reputation in Birds
Location: Saasveld Pine
Observed on: 22nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

waiting for moses

weaver, yellow 2c
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: TC Robertson River Trail
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Furious nesting midst the bulrushes in the little dam beside the Mpambanyoni River. No orange head-wash for these southern fellows.

letting fly from on high

prinia, tawnyflanked5a
By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson River Trail
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

uncommonly, not a three-ringed or pied

plover, commonringed
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: TC Robertson River Trail
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

water branch

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: TC Robertson River Trail
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: A slow morning at the fisheries department

Shikra

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R510, Bosveld
Observed on: 6th April 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

What is the name of this bird?

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By: Education
Location: Kruger national park
Observed on: 18th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Allen's Gallinule

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R519, Bosveld
Observed on: 4th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1

Blue crane chicks

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R33, Bosveld
Observed on: 9th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Plum coloured starling male

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: Stockpoort Grenspos/Border Post, Bosveld
Observed on: 2nd January 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Painted snipe

Painted snipe
By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: Stockpoort Grenspos/Border Post, Bosveld
Observed on: 1st January 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Orange ground thrush

Orange ground thrush
By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R524, Far North
Observed on: 19th December 2012
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2

Amur falcon

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R519, Bosveld
Observed on: 17th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

European Roller

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R519, Bosveld
Observed on: 17th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Lesser Moorhen

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R519, Bosveld
Observed on: 18th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

dominating the bank

goose, spurwinged 1a
By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson River Trail
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Nice flock enjoying the riverbank, with a quizzy, unintimidated Hadeda for scale

Longcrested eagle

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R524, Far North
Observed on: 21st December 2012
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Klaas's cuckoo

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Observed on: 2nd January 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

calisthenic girl

woodpecker, goldentailed f5a
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: David Rd, Scottburgh
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Not an easy subject - seemed quite placid at first, but kept turning her head away like an owl, hiding her moustachial stripe. Finally had a little tantrum at my intrusion, before flying off to find a quieter tree. Female.

Forest Buzzard

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, Entabeni State Forest
Observed on: 17th December 2012
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Cape Robin chat

Cape Robin
By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: 47, Olienhout St
Observed on: 29th June 2012
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Secretarybird on nest

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R33, Bosveld
Observed on: 17th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

sb korhaan

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By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: s of Redelinghuys
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: man at the side of the road

Southern Double-Collared Sunbird

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By: InvolucreInvolucre's reputation in BirdsInvolucre's reputation in Birds
Location: Tierkop Mountain
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Southern Red Bishop

Southern Red Bishop
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Location: R317, Breede River DC
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Southern Masked Weaver

Southern Masked Weaver
By: InvolucreInvolucre's reputation in BirdsInvolucre's reputation in Birds
Location: R317, Breede River DC
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Cape Bulbul

Cape Bulbul
By: InvolucreInvolucre's reputation in BirdsInvolucre's reputation in Birds
Location: R317, Breede River DC
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

African Stonechat

African Stonechat
By: InvolucreInvolucre's reputation in BirdsInvolucre's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, Breede River DC
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Bee eater

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: N14, Kalahari District Council
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Dove

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By: rianabate
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Location: N14, Kalahari District Council
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Sparrow

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By: rianabate
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Location: N14, Kalahari District Council
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Orange-breasted Sunbird

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By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Birds
Location: Yellow Route, Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 8th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Sunbird with malachite green head and an orange chest and underbelly.

Cape canary?

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By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Birds
Location: Yellow Route, Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: My first thought was Cape canary, but after some research I am not quite sure.

Hippo egret

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By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in Birds
Location: Gonarezhou NP
Observed on: 3rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Shy robin

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By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in Birds
Location: Chilo Gorge, Gonarezhou NP
Observed on: 2nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

neat bird's nest

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Location: N2, Hectorskraal
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1
Description: The nest was hidden in a Deckriet shrub, about 30 cm above ground. I flushed out a tiny LBJ. The bird left too fast for identification. The eggs were about 1,5 cm wide and oval, with small brown speckles

First Glimpse of a Chick

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Unnamed Road, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 8th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: The female was becoming agitated as we watched. then she stood up and began preening her underbelly. From my vantage point, i was stunned to spot a barely moving moving and tiny ball of white fluff underneath the mother. The first chick. It is just visible in the photo. it was a privilege to see a chick at that age.

Nesting Spotted Eagle Owl

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Unnamed Road, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 8th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 1
Description: This is the female of the Kirstenbosch Pair, nesting in the traditional site among the rocks at the foot of the tree. She was constantly keeping an eye on those photographing her and hissing whenever someone came too close.

Goliath heron

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Location: RONDEVLEI RESERVE
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Lesser Honeyguide

Lesser Honeyguide
By: Luc
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Location: Unnamed Road, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: I heard it calling on a hill so called back with a recorder and it flew in to the tree next to us.

Sandgrouse

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By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in Birds
Location: Gonarezhou NP
Observed on: 28th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

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