Observations in the Clade: Sauropsida

English Name: Reptiles

Synonyms also shown: Reptilia

Swallows swallowing: part one.

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 28th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: At first just one chick being fed by both parents. Did not see the 2nd chick arrive. Parents feed the chick while in the air and while perched.

Thick Knees At WBHS

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 1, Lovers Walk
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: These thick-knees having been nesting behind the staff car park at my school, Wynberg Boys High School, for two years now.

Cape teal

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor's reputation in BirdsRicky Taylor's reputation in Birds
Location: Makakatana Bay
Observed on: 26th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Redbill teal

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor's reputation in BirdsRicky Taylor's reputation in Birds
Location: Makakatana Bay
Observed on: 26th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

part-bird part-mouser

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By: Bushboy
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Location: near Crocodile Bridge, KNP
Observed on: 6th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0
Description: Pair stalking co-operatively through roadside grass

yes, they actually do have eyes!

shrike, magpie (2)
By: Bushboy
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Location: near Crocodile Bridge, KNP
Observed on: 6th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: But not full tails in the same pic.

not a happy poser

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 6th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3
Description: Unco-operative little beaut lurked as deep as he could in the bush

not a peep

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 6th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 2

not thorny elm, but still good

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 6th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

serious little dove

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 6th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

So, what's for us from last night's braai?

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 6th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Entertaining chuckling birds

naah! not worth my while

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Lower Sabie Camp, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Sadly, the hover did not result in a dive, let alone a catch

What snake is this?

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By: gouritsmond
Location: 8, Barracouta St
Observed on: 21st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1

Striped Skink

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By: Kobus LubbeKobus Lubbe's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesKobus Lubbe's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: D448 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Tree Agama

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Location: D448 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Rock Monitor

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By: Kobus LubbeKobus Lubbe's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesKobus Lubbe's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: P563, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Black-bellied Bustard

Black-bellied Bustard
By: Kobus LubbeKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in Birds
Location: P563, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

African Harrier-Hawk

African Harrier Hawk
By: Kobus LubbeKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in Birds
Location: D448 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Juvenile

Purple-crested Turaco

Purple-crested Turaco
By: Kobus LubbeKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in Birds
Location: D448 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Yellow-bellied Greenbul

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By: Kobus LubbeKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in Birds
Location: D448 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Red-faced Mousebird

Red-faced Mousebird
By: Kobus LubbeKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in Birds
Location: D448 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Red-billed Oxpecker

Red-billed Oxpecker
By: Kobus LubbeKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in Birds
Location: D448 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Grey Waxbill

Grey Waxbill
By: Kobus LubbeKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in Birds
Location: D448 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Golden-breasted Bunting

Golden-breasted Bunting
By: Kobus LubbeKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in BirdsKobus Lubbe's reputation in Birds
Location: D448 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Lizard eating banana on the top of Chapman's Peak

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By: Viv
Location: 86, Chapmans Peak Dr
Observed on: 21st May 2013
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: This lizard/agama was very curious about us hikers and enjoyed a piece of banana dropped by one of my companions.

Yellowbill Duck

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 11th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Photo Crediy: Vincent Pienaar.

Paradise Flycatcher

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 11th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Photo Credit: Vincent Pienaar

Warbler

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 11th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Photo Credit: Vincent Pienaar.

abandoned White-backed Vulture nest?

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By: Bushboy
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Location: S122, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: The L-B Roller to the right of centre never attempted to enter the nest, was probably hunting insect prey

Small victim

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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: West Coast National Park
Observed on: 3rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

kiss me quick

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Mlondozi Picnic Site, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Breeding male and huge, gnarly old half-metre female

WCNP casualty

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By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesStuart Shearer's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: WCNP Seeberg road
Observed on: 6th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

cocky pair

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Mlondozi Picnic Rd, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: King & queen of the Mlondozi Dam hide.

Malachite Kingfisher with Tadpole

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 27th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 5
Description: Photo Credit: Vincent Pienaar

Common Moorhen

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 11th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Photo Credit: Vincent Pienaar.

definitely a day for snakes

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By: Bushboy
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Location: S122, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: Big-headed fella ignored us parked almost directly below him and kept scanning the undergrowth with those fiercest of eyes.

Malachite Kingfisher

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 7th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Photo Credit: Vincent Pienaar

Little Bittern with frog catch

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 27th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Photo Credit: Vincent Pienaar.

just because it's beautiful

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By: Bushboy
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Location: S122, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Common Moorhen & Juvenile

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 27th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Photo Credit: Vincent Pienaar

donald trump?

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By: Bushboy
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Location: S122, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 3
Description: Little fella seems to have ambitions for the abandoned vulture nest. Perhaps just food in the offing?

Halfcollar Kingfisher with Tadpole

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 27th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Photo credit: Vincent Pienaar

Chameleon @ Ximba

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By: AndreSteenkamp8
Location: D1004 Rd, Sithumba
Observed on: 10th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: This fella was waiting at the Isithumba Adventure centre for me, as I got to the "office"

Cape Cobra

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By: Kitty Viljoen
Location: Asantesana Game Reserve
Observed on: 26th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Cape Cobra moving before a thunderstorm

Little bird

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By: islamason
Location: Unnamed Road, Hoedspruit
Observed on: 27th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1
Description: I saw this little bird feeding alongside blue waxbills this morning. I am not sure what type of bird it is, I have looked in my bird books but cannot identify it.

big redheads

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By: Bushboy
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Location: H10, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

scrap pickers

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By: Bushboy
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Location: H10, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: The small chaps in the middle

after the feast

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By: Bushboy
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Location: H10, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3
Description: Tagged Whiteback on left: Andre Botha of EWT's Birds of Prey Program said: "We tagged this bird near Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal on the 12th of March 2013. The number looks like N148 which matches a bird from this sample. Great to know that it is doing well and now spends some time in Kruger."

outraged

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Lower Sabie Camp, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: The poor snakes were caught between a group of camera-snapping tourists on one side and this beak-snapping fella on the other ...

a whole lotta greens

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Lower Sabie Camp, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Strange place to find snakes - right beside well-used pedestrian path to restaurant at Lower Sabie camp. Assume a courting couple-to-be. Interesting colour variation of 2nd snake - dull olive. Soon to slough, perhaps?

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