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    Acrocephalus Warbler

    Hi all I photographed and managed to sound-record this small acrocephalus warbler in Pretoria, South Africa, but was hoping for some opinions on it from some international/European birders with more experience with this genus. The two regular options for South Africa would be African...
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    Wild or Escaped Duck in South Africa?

    Hi all This single male Knob-billed Duck has been hanging around on a suburban dam in Pretoria, South Africa, for at least 5 years. Although they are rarely reported as nomadic wanderers from the the wider area, wild Knob-billed Ducks are pretty much unheard of within the city. I've only ever...
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    Warbler - South Africa

    Hi all I recently photographed this warbler at the edge of a large reedbed without any stretches of open water in Pretoria, South Africa. It seems to have the general looks of an acrocephalus warbler, and the heavy bill seems to fit Great Reed Warbler (The smaller reed warblers and Lesser...
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    Falcon in South Africa

    Hi all I photographed this falcon over a golf course in Pretoria, South Africa. Possibilities here would include: -Lanner and Peregrine - resident -Amur Falcon - common summer migrant -Eurasian Hobby - uncommon to fairly common summer migrant - Eleonora's and Sooty - extremely rare vagrants and...
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    Large orange-billed tern - Walvis Bay, Namibia

    Hi all A friend of mine recently photographed a large orange-billed tern in Walvis Bay, Namibia. It was subsequently identified as a Lesser Crested Tern by a local expert. However, surely the bill is too heavy and the bird too big in comparison to the surrounding Common Terns, for it to be...
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    South African Egret

    Hi there I photographed this egret at a large inland dam in South Africa in late December last year. I first identified it as a Little Egret due to the black bill and legs with yellow feet, but now I'm not sure if the rather long, thin and slightly decurved bill fits this species. Other options...