Observations in the Order: Passeriformes

English Name: Passerines or Sitvoëls

neat bird's nest

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

Unknown couple

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By: JoeyAndAndrewJoeyAndAndrew's reputation in BirdsJoeyAndAndrew's reputation in BirdsJoeyAndAndrew's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, Wilkoppies
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2

Southern Red Bishop

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 23, Lisbon Street
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Boubou

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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: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Eastern Nicator

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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: 3rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Zosterops capensis subsp. capensis (Cape White-Eye)

 Zosterops capensis subsp. capensis (Cape White-Eye)
By: Nicky
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Location: Riebeeck Kasteel
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Camaroptera

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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: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Firefinch

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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: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Blue Waxbill

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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: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Euplectes capensis subsp. capensis

Euplectes capensis subsp. capensis
By: Nicky
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Location: Camferskloof
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Pipit

Pipit
By: rianabate
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Location: N14, Ngaka Modiri Molema
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Red-headed Finch in Kruger!!

Red-headed Finch Kruger
By: Luc
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Kenilworth Race Course
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Location: S56, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 15th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2
Description: We had 2 siting's, the first on the S56 Shingwedzi region 2 trees away from some cut-throat Finches. The second at Grootvlei (S50).

Pin-tail Whydah

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Location: Unnamed Road, Southern DC
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Pintail Whydah, male display flight

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 4
Description: Male bobs up and down, in mid-air, at time vertically, with wings closed, drops and has a quick flap. This encounter did not result in mating, fortunate as it is Sunday afternoon and on a public road.

me first!

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By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Op de Berg NR; KC
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: both adults feeding 3 youngsters in roof of cave; each feeding visit takes less than 0.7sec, and they don't all get feed in sequence - sometimes the same one gets 2 feeds in a row; youngsters seem to respond (noisily and visually)to adults flying close to cave entrance, and have many "false starts" when parents don't actually come in; have bred here for at least 15 yrs.

Pin-tailed Whydah (female)

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: M42, Outside, A13a
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

not camera shy

not camera shy
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: R325, Benede Oranje
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

African Stonechat

African stonechat
By: Caroline Fox
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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Location: Eastern Shores iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Observed on: 4th July 2012
Added to iSpot: 17th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Levaillants Cisticola

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 15, Almora Cir, Keysers River Path
Observed on: 6th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Laniarius ferrugineus subsp. natalensis

Laniarius ferrugineus subsp. natalensis
By: Nicky
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Location: The Great Fish River Nature Reserve
Observed on: 2nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Pale belly.

Female Southern Doublecollar Sunbird

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: A pair, flitting from flower to flower. No good photo of the male though.

Southern doublecollar sunbird

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed on: 28th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Fiscal Shrike

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: ERF3346, Soetvlei Ave, A16b
Observed on: 28th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Flight

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Pushing my camera to it's limits.Co-operative subject and the camera did not object too much.

Dark-capped Bulbul

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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: 14th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Dead bulbul found in gorge. Looking at the bird I was struck by the bad condition of the feathers on the head. I gave it some thought and I think the bird was grabbed by a snake and the snake only managed to get the head into its mouth and was unable to work the jaws over the wings. But then again, maybe not.

Cape Batis

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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: 28th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Yellow-bellied Greenbul

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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: 23rd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Swee

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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: 21st September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Fire Finch

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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: 19th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Familiar Chat

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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: 16th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Brown-crowned Tchagra

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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: 12th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Bar-throated Apalis

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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: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Bar-throated Apalis

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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: 11th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Bunting

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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: 11th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Crows dropping crabs onto rocks

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By: Caroline Voget
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Meadowridge Common
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Location: Near the old Pomene Hotel
Observed on: 4th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

lbj

lbj
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Unnamed Road, Nkangala
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

orange front

long claw
By: rianabate
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Location: Unnamed Road, Nkangala
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

crow

crow
By: rianabate
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Location: R540, Nkangala
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

waiting

waiting
By: rianabate
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Location: Unnamed Road, Nkangala
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Bronze Mannikin

Bronze Mannikin
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Location: 22, Lagoon Drive
Observed on: 17th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: A small songbird collecting grasleaves for its nest.

Swartsuikerbekkie

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By: M KriekM Kriek's reputation in BirdsM Kriek's reputation in BirdsM Kriek's reputation in Birds
Location: Seringveld
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Tipiese Swartsuikerbekkie-nes soos beskryf in Tarboton. Peervormig, gerond aan die onderkant, hoedjie wat oor die ingang hang, en die nes is tussen geboue geplaas.

Gevlekte lyster

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By: M KriekM Kriek's reputation in BirdsM Kriek's reputation in BirdsM Kriek's reputation in Birds
Location: Seringveld
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

pied starling

pied starling
By: rianabate
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Location: Unnamed Road, Nkangala
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

rock thrush

rock thrush
By: rianabate
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Location: Unnamed Road, Nkangala
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

African Stonechat ??????????

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By: rwentzel
Location: Ixopo KZN
Observed on: 8th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1

early bird

early bird
By: rianabate
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Location: N14, Kuruman
Observed on: 9th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

sparrow

sparrow
By: rianabate
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Location: N14, Kuruman
Observed on: 9th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

No Name

No Name
By: rwentzel
Location: Ixopo, KZN
Observed on: 8th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

334850b Cape Robin-chat

334850b Cape Robin-chat
By: dirkhuitzingdirkhuitzing's reputation in Birdsdirkhuitzing's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, East Griqualand
Observed on: 14th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: A bird with the size of a small thrush, foraging in the bushes. It was almost too dark to make a useful photo, so the colors might not be quite correct.

Ploceus velatus subsp.velatus (Southern Masked Weaver)

Ploceus velatus subsp.velatus (Southern Masked Weaver)
By: Nicky
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Location: Mosslands Two River Trail
Observed on: 27th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

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