Observations in the Order: Passeriformes

English Name: Passerines or Sitvoëls

Pied Crow

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Location: Mgobezeleni mouth
Observed on: 30th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Ornamental - Montagu WCape

Ornamental - Montagu WCape
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Location: Montagu Country Hotel, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 6th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

How to verklik slange - Montagu WCape

How to verklik slange - Montagu WCape
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Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 2
Description: Karoo robins have different calls and displays and ways of dealing with different snake species. Boomslange are followed and pecked and shouted at (pic 1). Puffadders get a wingflick display. The robins hold out the wings and literally herd the snake out of their comfort zone. Puffadders really don't like this display and immediately change course away from the imposing robin. The robins don't call much. (rest of the pics) Cobras get the full hysterical treatment - incessant alarm calls and annoying dive-bombing.

Heralding the departure of the Lady of the House - Montagu WCape

Heralding the departure of the Lady of the House - Montagu WCape
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Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Interaction: shouting at

Delirious with joy - Montagu wCape

Delirious with joy - Montagu wCape
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Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Busy bees - Montagu WCape

Busy bees - Montagu 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
Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 1st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Interestingly, these birds visit the flowers of Prenia and Sceletium tortuosum (at or near the ground, with no tube).

thrush

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By: rianabate
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Location: N14, Kalahari District Council
Observed on: 28th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Ground scraper

Ground scraper
By: rianabate
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Location: N14, Kalahari District Council
Observed on: 29th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Yellow-belly

Yellow-bellied Greenbul
By: errol.douwes
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Location: Bonamanzi Game Reserve
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2
Description: Yellow-bellied Greenbul feeding on the fruit of Searsia gueinzii

Wagtail nest

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By: KyleOKyleO's reputation in Birds
Location: Grotto Drive, Grotto Bay
Observed on: 5th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Cape Batis Male and Female

Cape Batis (Male back)
By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: George Forest, Western Cape
Observed on: 29th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Common Redstart (Phoenicerurus phoenicerurus) 4web 2053

Common Redstart (Phoenicerurus phoenicerurus) 4web 2051
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Birdsguido.coza's reputation in Birdsguido.coza's reputation in Birds
Location: Hobas Meteorite
Observed on: 25th August 2012
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

White-Throated Swallows

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: S1052, Northern Free State, Vaal River
Observed on: 2nd January 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: One of these birds had a nest on the outside sing area roof and was constantly flying back and forth

Sombre Greenbul

Sombre Greeenbul
By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: George, Western Cape
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3

Puffback

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By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, South Cape DC
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Flycatcher

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By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, South Cape DC
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Cape or Southern Masked Weaver?

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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: 28th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

WSNBG Bird

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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: 28th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1

WSNBG Swallow

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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: 21st March 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 2

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: They seem to prefer this spot to start the process of making more invaders.

Female Sunbird

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By: vynbos
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: By Main Ski Hut, Matroosberg
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 3
Description: A moment ago this bird was on the ground feeding on the Sugarbush. I took a number of pictures of it doing so, but she was in the shadow and nothing came out on the photos. It was definitely a female sunbird, but I'm guessing the species.

335128xb mog Familiar Chat

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By: dirkhuitzingdirkhuitzing's reputation in Birdsdirkhuitzing's reputation in Birds
Location: Sani Pass, Mkhomazi Wilderness area
Observed on: 14th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: A small songbird foraging from telephone-poles and wires

Fisca lShrike

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Location: Sontuli Loop, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 15th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 6
Comments: 1

Lesser Striped Swallow

Lesser Striped Swallow
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Location: A1129 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 1

Tandem Flyby

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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: 4
Comments: 0

Dark - capped Bulbul

Dark - capped Bulbul
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Location: Mckenzie St, St Lucia
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Lesser Striped Swallows at Mpati boom crossing

Lesser Striped Swallows at Mpati boom crossing
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in BirdsMagda's reputation in BirdsMagda's reputation in Birds
Location: Mpati boom crossing
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Female Whydah

Female Whydah
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

male Whydah

male Whydah
By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Karoo eremomela - Montagu WCape

Karoo eremomela - Montagu 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
Location: Agteranysberg gate, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 22nd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Such tiny birds! Pointed the camera in the general direction and hoped for the best. Pics not great, but I did discover that there were TWO species of eremomela foraging together!!!

Yellowbellied eremomela - Montagu WCape

Yellowbellied eremomela - Montagu 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
Location: Agteranysberg gate, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 22nd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Such tiny birds! Pointed the camera in the general direction and hoped for the best. Pics not great, but I did discover that there were TWO species of eremomela foraging together!!! Our yellowbellies don't have yellow bellies...

Promerops cafer (Cape Sugarbird)

Promerops cafer (Cape Sugarbird)
By: Nicky
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Location: Dune Molerat Trail
Observed on: 22nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Starling

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 5, Edge View Road
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Grey hair-female

redcollared widow

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By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 1

Robin-Chat

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 7, Edge View Road
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Groundscraper Thrush

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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: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1

Greater Blue-Eared Starling

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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: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Pied Crow

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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: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Scrub-Robin

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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: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Southern Black Tit

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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: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Red Boubou

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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: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Fiscal Flycatcher

Fiscal Flycatcher
By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: North Campus Forest, George
Observed on: 24th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Chirper

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 24th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 3
Description: Same bird preening and then singing from high spot.

spectacled weaver

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R572, Bosveld
Observed on: 29th June 2012
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Blue-grey flycatcher (Male&Female)

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, Entabeni State Forest
Observed on: 19th December 2012
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Chinspot Batis

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: ERF917, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Cape Canary

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By: MarcoGouwsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in BirdsMarcoGouws's reputation in Birds
Location: Saasveld Pine, George
Observed on: 23rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

lark

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By: rianabate
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Location: N14, Kalahari District Council
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

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: 4
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: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Amazing number of Sunbirds in large Jacaranda tree

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