Observations in the Order: Ciconiiformes

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

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By: Suley66Suley66's reputation in Birds
Location: 23, George Lily Rd
Observed on: 23rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: We spotted this bird in the Botanical Garden in George, viewing over the dam from the bird hide. It had to be a small heron or a bittern by its behaviour and build.

African Darter

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: S1052, Northern Free State, Vaal River
Observed on: 30th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
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Description: These birds were the most common on the Vaal. Some logs could host six at any given time. Other birds i saw around the Vaal included bokmakerie, jackal buzzard, green wood hoopoe, diderik cuckoo, swainsons spurfowl,black korhaan, cardinal woodpecker, red-footed falcon, and best of all, European nightjars at night, and a spotted eagle owl roosting by the river on our last morning.

kleinwitreier

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By: FranskralerFranskraler's reputation in Birds
Location: Franskraal
Observed on: 29th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Spoonbills

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By: errol.douwes
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Backpackers ClubWildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa
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Location: Ndumo Game Reserve
Observed on: 2nd January 2009
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: Wading bird with spoon-shaped bill

Storks

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By: errol.douwes
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Location: Ndumo Game Reserve
Observed on: 2nd January 2009
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Goliath Heron

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: S1052, Northern Free State, Vaal River
Observed on: 29th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

White-breasted Cormorant

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 1, Kleintuin Rd, Boulders Beach
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

African Penguins at Boulders

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 1, Kleintuin Rd, Boulders Beach
Observed on: 16th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Sacred Ibis: Aspects of flight and landing.

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 8
Comments: 4
Description: Several individuals observed, all at the George Heronry on the same evening. Several hundred roost and breed here.

Goliath heron

Goliath heron
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Location: Saint Lucia Estuary, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 9th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Reed Cormorant

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Unnamed Road, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Purple heron

Purple heron
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Location: Bridge, Western Shores
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Loggerheads - Montagu WCape

Loggerheads - Montagu WCape
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Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 29th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Two pairs having a humdinger of a dispute.

Green-backed Heron

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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: Makgadikgadi National Park
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Squacco

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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: Makgadikgadi National Park
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Likely ID: Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides subsp. paludivaga)
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Black Egret

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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: Makgadikgadi National Park
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: This bird made my day.

Spoonbill

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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: Makgadikgadi National Park
Observed on: 20th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
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: 9
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: 8
Comments: 0

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

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

White-breasted Cormorant

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Location: Escombe Terrace, Point
Observed on: 16th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: A White-breasted Cormorant swimming in the Indian Ocean close to the shore

Night Heron

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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: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

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: 3
Comments: 0

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: 3
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: 3
Comments: 0

Wooly-necks

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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: 3
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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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: 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
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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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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer is knowledgeable about BirdsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in BirdsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in BirdsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in BirdsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in BirdsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in Birds
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
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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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
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: 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
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: 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
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: 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
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
Observed on: 9th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Shags - Ceres WCape

Shags - Ceres WCape
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
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.

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