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A Hawk-Eagle? A Honeyguide? A Warbler? (1 Viewer)

JSmolders

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Just digging through some photos from earlier in the year and realized I had some unIDed potential new birds:

  • Photo 1: January 2018, Gambella, Ethiopia
  • At first I assumed this was a Black Kite, but on second look I realized the gape and beak were totally wrong. Is this possibly an immature African Hawk-Eagle or Ayres Hawk-Eagle?
  • Photo 2: January 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Possibly an immature Wahlberg's Honeyguide or Lesser Honeyguide? At first I thought it was an immature Common Bulbul, but I'm not sure about the beak shape and there appears to be a developing lores patch and malar stripe?
  • Photo 3: January 2018, Gambella, Ethiopa
  • This looked at first like a Foxy Cisticola , but then I realized the tail tip was wrong. Could it be a Red-faced Cisticola (overall too rufous?), or maybe a Red-winged Warbler (not enough wing-back contrast?)?

Would appreciate your thoughts!
 

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Some things to note about the honeyguide/bulbul:
  • Grasping with two-toes in front. I believe the bulbul has three front toes? The honeyguide only has two.
  • The beak and gape and or eye-position don't look like a bulbul's.
  • Tail does not appear to be straight across like a honeyguide's.

On second thought it looks more like an immature Wahlberg's H oneyguide than a Lesser.
 
  • Photo 2: January 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Possibly an immature Wahlberg's Honeyguide or Lesser Honeyguide? At first I thought it was an immature Common Bulbul, but I'm not sure about the beak shape and there appears to be a developing lores patch and malar stripe?
  • Photo 3: January 2018, Gambella, Ethiopa
  • This looked at first like a Foxy Cisticola , but then I realized the tail tip was wrong. Could it be a Red-faced Cisticola (overall too rufous?), or maybe a Red-winged Warbler (not enough wing-back contrast?)?

Would appreciate your thoughts!

2. white in tail looks good for Honeyguide, Lesser has much stubbier bill, looks good for Wahlberg's
3. looks good for Red-faced if it wasn't for that yellow eye

So wait for experts on LBJ
 
The raptor is a very nice Grasshopper Buzzard!

That makes sense since I saw him in the area with a bunch of other grasshopper buzzards. The others just looked a lot more grey. Trick of the light in this photo.

The throat line is hard to see in the photo I got.

Thanks Tom!
 
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