Observations in the Order: Ciconiiformes

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

Ibis

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By: rianabate
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Location: N14, Southern DC
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
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Black Heron at Kruger

Black Heron at Kruger
By: Luc
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Location: H1-3, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Saddle-bill

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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: Near Swimuwini, South Gonarezhou National Park
Observed on: 27th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Wooly-necks

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Location: Near Swimuwini, South Gonarezhou National Park
Observed on: 27th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Scopus umbretta subsp. umbretta (Hamerkop)

Scopus umbretta subsp. umbretta (Hamerkop)
By: Nicky
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Location: The Great Fish River Nature Reserve
Observed on: 3rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Injured vulture

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Location: Near Swimuwini, South Gonarezhou National Park
Observed on: 27th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Grounded with suspected injured right wing

Black-headed Heron

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: ERF8090, Soetvlei Ave
Observed on: 28th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Black Storks?

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Birds
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 24th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Likely ID: Ciconia nigra
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 3

Lightning Bird

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Birds
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 22nd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0

Hamerkop

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By: jacquesvdmerwe
Botanical Society of South AfricaCity of Cape Town Biodiversity Management BranchCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersDarling Wildflower Society
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Location: Pella Rd, Malmesbury Farms
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: Very few of them around these parts, have been trying to get a picture for ages. Again, not exactly the crisp, perfectly focused images.. Having a field day in the puddles as they dry out picking out the large tadpoles and small frogs. This is next to the railway line where a depression was dug during construction which fills up with water annually.

Yellowbill Stork, Nimmersat

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Location: N11, Mahalapye
Observed on: 6th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Grey Heron, Bloureier

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Location: N11, Mahalapye
Observed on: 6th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

hadeda

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By: rianabate
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Location: N14, Kuruman
Observed on: 9th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Cape cormorant

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By: Caroline Fox
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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Location: St Lucia Estuary
Observed on: 2nd November 2006
Added to iSpot: 9th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Observed in the St Lucia Estuary

White-breasted cormorants

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By: Caroline Fox
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Location: Lake Sibaya - iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Observed on: 24th July 2013
Added to iSpot: 9th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Nesting at Lake Sibaya

Bubulcus ibis subsp. ibis (Cattle Egret)

 Bubulcus ibis subsp. ibis (Cattle Egret)
By: Nicky
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Location: Unnamed Road, Addo Elephant National Park
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Bostrychia hagedash subsp. hagedash (Hadeda Ibis)

Bostrychia hagedash subsp. hagedash (Hadeda Ibis)
By: Nicky
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Location: Addo Elephant Park
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Bostrychia hagedash subsp. hagedash

Bostrychia hagedash subsp. hagedash
By: Nicky
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Location: Addo Elephant Park
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Bubulcus ibis subsp. ibis (Cattle Egret)

Bubulcus ibis subsp. ibis (Cattle Egret)
By: Nicky
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Location: Addo Elephant Park
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Ardea melanocephala (Black Headed Heron)

 Ardea melanocephala (Black Headed Heron)
By: Nicky
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Location: Addo Elephant Park
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Ardea melanocephala (Black Headed Heron)

Ardea melanocephala (Black Headed Heron)
By: Nicky
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Location: Addo Elephant Park
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Gannets

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By: KoosAdAqua
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
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Location: Bird Island - MPA
Observed on: 15th January 2009
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Couple of Penguins

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By: KoosAdAqua
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Location: Bird Island MPA
Observed on: 14th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

little Egret

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By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Pink water feature ornaments - Ceres WCape

Pink water feature ornaments - Ceres WCape
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Observed on: 9th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Shags - Ceres WCape

Shags - Ceres WCape
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Observed on: 9th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Pale Reed

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 3rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Juvenile or non breeding condition adult. Appears paler than normal, even on the normally black back and wings.

Fishing Trip

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 3rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 2
Description: Fish being fed bread, attracted the attention of the Darter perched nearby, and caught at least 5 similar sized fish within 10 minutes. A similar previous observation, but just could not resist adding another. Four separate caches shown, as I had to change my memory card and then the battery while the action was happening.

Hadeda

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Location: Grahamstown commonage
Observed on: 1st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Squacco heron

Squacco heron
By: Caroline Fox
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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Location: P237, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 6th August 2013
Added to iSpot: 2nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Observed at the Bafazana bird hide. Eastern Shores iSimangaliso wetland park

Great white pelican

Great White pelican
By: Caroline Fox
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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Location: P237, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 31st January 2013
Added to iSpot: 2nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Observed at the closed St Lucia mouth

African openbill

African openbill
By: Caroline Fox
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Location: P563, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 14th August 2012
Added to iSpot: 2nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 1
Description: Observed feeding on giant freshwater mussel (Chambardia wahlbergi) at Nsumo pan uMkhuze Game Reserve

Blackhead Heron Crests

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed on: 10th September 2011
Added to iSpot: 2nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Crests are raised when the bird is greeting a mate, aggressive, stressed or simply having a bad feather day in the wind.Even in flight, juveniles also have crests but without the long plumes. Also eye colour changes from red when in mating condition to yellow when "normal", through a range of oranges.

An egret?! - Kgalagadi NCape

An egret?! - Kgalagadi NCape
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Location: Houmoed, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed on: 7th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Black-headed heron

Black-headed heron
By: Caroline Fox
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Location: P237, KZN
Observed on: 26th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: Heron feeding on an unidentified slug at the pan at Bafazana Bird hide on the Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Purple heron

Purple heron
By: Caroline Fox
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Location: R618, Duku
Observed on: 19th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th September 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1
Description: Observed with a tilapia that it had just caught in the St Lucia Estuary.

Blackhead heron

Blackhead heron
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Location: Vlei Loop
Observed on: 1st March 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0

A surprising heron - Kgalagadi NCape

A surprising heron - Kgalagadi NCape
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Location: Nossob waterhole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed on: 5th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: I watched this heron come flying to land at the water, not expecting anything I did not have camera at the ready. As he landed he honked boomingly, raised a crest and blew his neck out to four times its usual size!! I was shocked! I did not know herons had crests! Moral of the story and note to self: Do not ever become blasé. Keep childlike wonder in forefront at all times. A jackal trotted up later and tried to annoy the heron, but he just kept on walking, and his longer strides outpaced the trotter :-)

A narrow fellow casts a skinny shadow - Kgalagadi NCape

A narrow fellow casts a skinny shadow - Kgalagadi NCape
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Location: Rooikop waterhole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed on: 3rd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Black-headed Heron ...

Black-headed Heron
By: Brian KD2
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Location: Mkambati NR
Observed on: 7th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Woolly-Necked Stork

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Location: 28, Marine Ter
Observed on: 3rd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Heron

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Location: R103, Indlovu DC
Observed on: 2nd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Ardea melanocephala (Black-headed Heron)

Ardea melanocephala (Black-headed Heron)
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Location: R27, Cape Farms
Observed on: 9th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
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: 2
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.

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: 4
Comments: 0

Little Egret

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Hippo Loop, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed on: 26th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 19th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

will the sheep come a-visiting?

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ann Arbor Rd, Scottburgh
Observed on: 15th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Look forward to a woolly jumper or two

Adult and juvenile

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By: Evanne Rothwell
Friends of Silvermine Nature Area
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Location: Winkle Wy, Fish Hoek
Observed on: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Dabchick

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Hippo Loop, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed on: 26th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 13th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

ah'm in de mood fer luuurve

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Croc World, Scottburgh
Observed on: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Red eye = breeding

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