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Mala Mala (Kruger) January 2007

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Old Thursday 1st February 2007, 13:44   #1
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Mala Mala (Kruger) January 2007

A terrific trip of eight days, focused on mammal viewing with plenty of time for birding also.

Here are the birds in no particular order

Arrowmarked Babbler
Blakcollared Barbet
Crested Barbet
European Bee-eater
Carmine Bee-Eater
Little Bee-Eater
Red Bishop
Blackeyed Bulbul
Sombre Bulbul
Goldenbreasted Bunting
Rock Bunting
Steppe Buzzard
Yelloweyed Canary
Yellow Canary
Mocking Chat
Fantailed Cisticola
Rattling Cisticola
Redfaced Cisticola
Temmincks Courser
Bronzewinged Courser
Black crake
African Cuckoo
Redchested Cuckoo
Black Cuckoo
Greatspotted Cuckoo
Striped Cuckoo
Jacobin Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo
Burchell's Coucal
Water Dikkop
Cape Turtle Dove
Laughing Dove
Greenspotted Dove
Green Pigeon
Forktailed Drongo
Whitefaced Duck
African Black Duck
Knobbilled Duck
Egyptian Goose
Tawny Eagle
Lesser Spotted Eagle
Wahlbergs Eagle
African Hawk Eagle
Martial Eagle
African Fish Eagle
Brown Snake Eagle
Redbilled Firefinch
Jamesons Firefinch
Blue Waxbill
Common Waxbill
Bronze Mannikin
Black Widowfinch
Spotted Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Black Flycatcher
Pallid Flycatcher
Chinspot Batis
Paradise Flycatcher
Crested Francolin
Shelley's Francolin
Natal Francolin
Sainson's Francolin
Helmeted Guineafowl
Eastern Redfooted Kestrel
Grey heron
Whitebacked Night Heron
Greenbacked Heron
Dwarf Bittern
Greater Honeyguide
Redbilled Woodhoopoe
Scimitarbilled Woodhoopoe
Grey Hornbill
Redbilled Hornbill
Yellowbilled Hornbill
Ground Hornbill
Hadeda Ibis
African Jacana
Pied Kingfisher
Giant Kingfisher
Woodland Kingfisher
Brownhooded Kingfisher
Striped Kingfisher
Yellowbilled Kite
Blackbellied Korhaan
Flappet Lark
Sabota Lark
Purplecrested Lourie
Grey Lourie
Yellowthroated Longclaw
Redfaced Mousebird
Speckled Mousebird
Fierynecked Nightjar
Blackheaded Oriole
Pearlspotted Owl
Spotted Eagle Owl
Giant Eagle Owl
Redbilled Oxpecker
Yellowbilled Oxpecker
Brownheaded Parrot
African Pipit
Threebanded Plover
Crowned Plover
Lesser Blackwinged Plover
Blacksmith Plover
Tawnyflanked Prinia
Redbilled Quelea
Heuglin's Robin
Whitebrowed Robin
Bearded Robin
Lilacbreasted Roller
Purple Roller
European Roller
Redbacked Shrike
Longtailed Shrike
Southern Boubou
Puffback Shrike
Threestreaked Tchagra
Orangebreasted Bush Shrike
Greyheaded Bush Shrike
White Helmetshrike
Redbilled Helmetshrike
Little Sparrowhawk
Gabar Goshawk
House Sparrow
Greyheaded Sparrow
Wattled Starling
Plumcoloured Starling
Burchell's Starling
Greater Blue-eared Glossy Starling
Black Stork
Woolynecked Stork
Saddlebill Stork
Marabou Stork
Whitebellied Sunbird
Scarletchested Sunbird
Collared Sunbird
European Swallow
Lesserstriped Swallow
Whitethroated Swallow
Whiterumped Swift
Little Swift
Groundscraper Thrush
Southern Black Tit
Whitebacked Vulture
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
African Pied Wagtail
Willow Warbler
Yellowbreasted Apalis
Longbilled Crombec
Greenbacked Bleating Warbler
Redbilled Buffaloweaver
Masked Weaver
Thickbilled Weaver
Cape White-eye
Pintailed Wydah
Paradise Wydah
Bennett's Woodpecker
Goldentailed Woodpecker
Cardinal Woodpecker
Bearded Woodpecker

Total 164

Plus seen from the airport hotel in Johannesburg

Cape Sparrow
Cape Wagtail

Trip Total of 166

In addition we saw 8 Leopards, 6 Cheetah, 16 Lion, a Hyena den, we were charged by both Rhino and Elephant. Great trip!
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