Observations in the Class: Aves

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Malachite Sunbird

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: ERF3353, Soetvlei Ave
Observed on: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Birds in a Bush

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By: vynbos
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Steenbok Trail, Postberg, WCNP
Observed on: 21st September 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 2
Description: Some species was flocking in the thick thorny bush. You can hear their calls on this video. I'd guess that the bird perched on top of the bush was one of flock. I'm just guessing it is a weaver. No sign of weavers' nests in the bush.

Ardea melanocephala (Black-headed Heron)

Ardea melanocephala (Black-headed Heron)
By: SihleSihle's reputation in Birds
Location: R27, Cape Farms
Observed on: 9th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Southern Masked Weaver

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 9, Almora Cir
Observed on: 6th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Levaillants Cisticola

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 15, Almora Cir
Observed on: 6th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Jackal Buzzard

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Simon Van Der Stel Rd, Belle Constantia
Observed on: 6th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Cape White-Eye

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed on: 3rd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: These birds were the first to visit my Suet Feeder. I've also seen Cape robin-chat as well, but squirrels keep eating the food.

Prinia maculosa (Karoo/Spotted Prinia)

Prinia maculosa (Karoo,Spotted Prinia)
By: Simonne AfonsoSimonne Afonso's reputation in Birds
Location: Brakkefontein, Cape Farms
Observed on: 9th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Cossypha caffra (Cape Robin-chat)

Cossypha caffra (Cape Robin-chat)
By: Simonne AfonsoSimonne Afonso's reputation in Birds
Location: R27, Cape Farms
Observed on: 9th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Southern Double-collar Sunbird

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: ERF3353, Soetvlei Ave
Observed on: 24th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Could be a Orange-breasted sunbird,but this is the most likely id

Orange-breasted Sunbird

Orange-breasted Sunbird
By: saxicola
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: (Garden) Mount Pleasant, Simon's Town
Observed on: 19th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Goose
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Jakkalsbessie, Malelane
Observed on: 21st September 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Knysna Turaco

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By: Paolo Candotti
Kloof Conservancy
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Location: Ronald's Kloof Stream
Observed on: 19th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 1
Description: Look carefully and you will see a Knysna Turaco to the left of the two Purple Crested Turacos. The Knysna Turaco seemed to be chasing the Purple Crested who were trying to mate

Purple Crested Turaco

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By: Paolo Candotti
Kloof Conservancy
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Location: Ronald's Kloof Stream
Observed on: 19th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Pygmy falcon

Pygmy falcon
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Griekwastad, Bo-Karoo
Observed on: 4th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Two Burchells Coucal

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Tshwene Dr, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed on: 26th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: this sighting was unusual, because two Burchells coucal were out in the open perched on a dead tree, not in thick cover.

Black-chested Snake-eagle

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Tshwene Dr, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed on: 26th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Also saw hippo and red-chested cuckoo around the same dam. Other wildlife sightings from that day were steenbok, amestsyt sunbird, and plum coloured starling.

Happy songster - Askham NCape

Happy songster - Askham NCape
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Location: Molopo Lodge, N of Askham NCape
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Crimson clowns - Askham NCape

Crimson clowns - Askham NCape
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Location: Molopo Lodge, N of Askham NCape
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 3

Martin - Askham NCape

Martin - Askham NCape
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Location: Molopo Lodge, N of Askham NCape
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 4

Chestnut-vented tit-babbler

Chestnut-vented tit-babbler
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Griekwastad, Bo-Karoo
Observed on: 5th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Ashy Tit

Ashy Tit
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Griekwastad, Bo-Karoo
Observed on: 5th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Kalahari scrub robin

Kalahari scrub robin
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Griekwastad, Bo-Karoo
Observed on: 6th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Yellow canary

Yellow canary
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Griekwastad, Bo-Karoo
Observed on: 6th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Parakeet in WSNBG

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in Birds
Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 19th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 8

Swift Tern Flock

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Great Brak Estuary.
Observed on: 20th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

where's the food

where's the food
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 20th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

pose

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 20th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Whitefront Plover

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Great Brak Estuary.
Observed on: 20th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Short-toed rock thrush

Short-toed rock thrush
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Griekwastad, Bo-Karoo
Observed on: 6th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

...And a hornbill in a palm tree! - Askham NCape

...And a hornbill in a palm tree! - Askham NCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean is knowledgeable about BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in Birds
Location: Molopo Lodge, N of Askham NCape
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 2

Mousebird - Askham NCape

Mousebird - Askham NCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean is knowledgeable about BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in Birds
Location: Molopo Lodge, N of Askham NCape
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: I was not sure if the birds were sucking nectar from the flowers or eating them, so I have used the vague "associated with".

Spottle thrush - Askham NCape

Spottle thrush - Askham NCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean is knowledgeable about BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in Birds
Location: Molopo Lodge, N of Askham NCape
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Bright eyes - Askham NCape

Bright eyes - Askham NCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean is knowledgeable about BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in Birds
Location: Molopo Lodge, N of Askham NCape
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Little Egret goes fishing

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Milkwood Rd, The Island
Observed on: 20th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Wading, occasionally stopping and moving bright yellow feet underwater. Feet not visible on photos.Made at least two catches of small fish within a few minutes.

Anthobaphes violaceae (Orange -breased Sunbird)

 Anthobaphes violaceae (Orange -breased Sunbird)
By: Nicky
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Location: Northern Swartberg
Observed on: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Fiscal Flycatcher

Fiscal Flycatcher
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Griekwastad, Bo-Karoo
Observed on: 5th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Anthobaphes violaceae (Orange -breased Sunbird) on Protea punctata

 Anthobaphes violaceae (Orange -breased Sunbird) on Protea punctata
By: Nicky
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Location: Northern Swartberg
Observed on: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

I spot an owl - Upington NCape

I spot an owl - Upington NCape
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Location: R360, N of Upington NCape
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

How Telkom has expanded the range of Sociable Weavers - Kenhardt NCape

How Telkom has expanded the range of Sociable Weavers - Kenhardt NCape
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Location: R27 Kokerboomwoud Kenhardt NCape
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Grey go-away bird.

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Tshwene Dr, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed on: 26th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Lesser Spotted Eagle

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Tshwene Dr, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed on: 26th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Yellow-billed Hornbill

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Tshwene Dr, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed on: 26th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Crimson-breasted Shrike

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Tshwene Dr, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed on: 26th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: sorry about the terrible photo. didn't have enough time to get a better one.

Adult and Juvenile

Reed cormorant
By: Evanne Rothwell
Friends of Silvermine Nature Area
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Location: 2, Abington Rd
Observed on: 19th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Red winged Starling

Red winged Starling
By: Evanne Rothwell
Friends of Silvermine Nature Area
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Location: 24, Clovelly Rd
Observed on: 19th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2

Stonechat

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: Dwesa Nature Reserve
Observed on: 18th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Red-billed Oxpecker

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Tshwene Dr, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed on: 26th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 19th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Lurk - Kenhardt NCape

Lurk - Kenhardt NCape
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Location: R27, Benede Oranje, Brandvlei <--> Kenhardt NCape
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

A kelkiewyn to warm the cockles of your heart - Kenhardt NCape

A kelkiewyn to warm the cockles of your heart - Kenhardt NCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean is knowledgeable about BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in Birds
Location: R27, Benede Oranje, Brandvlei <--> Kenhardt NCape
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: I LOVE sandgrouse :-)

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