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Recent content by helenh

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    ID help for 2 African Birds

    Sadly I only get to have "Kenyan birding days" once a year when we make our annual birding trip. The rest of the year my Kenyan birding days are confined to agonising over what species/race we've captured on our photos .... and feeling very envious when we get the latest sightings from Kenya to...
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    ID help for 2 African Birds

    I agree with Tim and Steve - you've got Lamprotornis purpuropterus (Rüppell's Long-tailed Starling) in picture 1. The white eye and long tail is a give-away with the glossy starlings. In picture 2 you've got Baglafecht Weaver (Ploceus baglafecht) - it's a male (distinguished by the yellow on the...
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    Yet more Kenyan birds

    No, but the enhanced image is clearer (I would never accuse you of fiddling a bill ;) ).
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    Yet more Kenyan birds

    Thanks for the rescan. I'm back with the Northern Anteater Chat. The bill doesn't look sufficiently shrike-like in the enhanced image.
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    Yet more Kenyan birds

    Unfortunately the same is true of the Northern Anteater Chat! I think my original id was based on the fact that there may be a hint of a paler colour showing in the wing (although that may have been the lager). I'm more and more drawn to your id but I wonder if Andrew has any other shots from...
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    Yet more Kenyan birds

    Tropical is black and white except for a rare dark morph found at the coast. I thought about a Boubou but the bill doesn't appear to have the shrike-type hook to the tip (although it does look quite heavy).
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    Yet more Kenyan birds

    No 2 reminds me of Northern Anteater Chat - it has that "chunky" feel to it which the Sooty Chat doesn't. Agree on the Vulture, Starling and no 5 as a Brown Snake Eagle not sure about the flight shot).
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    Stonchat SP

    Looks to have too much orange below to be Siberian.
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    Kenyan bird

    Yep - that's Pagani - the orange throat gives it away!
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    Kenyan bird

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    Insurance... do you or dont you?

    I go with a specialist and use Glover and Howe.
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    Kenya

    My favourite place for birding - go back every year. If you want the name of a good guide or any other info then pm me.
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    Kenyan hornbill

    Thanks for that. Very interesting indeed (must look at some of my Samburu photos again!). Helen
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    Kenyan hornbill

    Thanks Steve. I'll have to look up the references. Helen
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