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Etosha - Namibia birds need help! (1 Viewer)

maxfear

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Hello! I'm max and during the COVID19 I'm organizing my archive and I decide to edit old photos. I hope to find the name of this birds!
Thanks so much for help!!

LOCATION: ETOSHA NAMIBIA
Some pics are not edited, I choose the best one to ask help!
In attachment there's a pdf, I hope it's the right way!


thanks!!!


Max
 

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Muppit17

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Hello! I'm max and during the COVID19 I'm organizing my archive and I decide to edit old photos. I hope to find the name of this birds!
Thanks so much for help!!

LOCATION: ETOSHA NAMIBIA
Some pics are not edited, I choose the best one to ask help!
In attachment there's a pdf, I hope it's the right way!


thanks!!!


Max
You can attach jpegs but this works. I was in Etosha in October.

1. Scaly feathered Finch
2. Definitely a Sparrow-lark, probably Grey-backed
3. Pale Chanting Goshawk
4. Black-winged Kite
5. Sabota Lark
6. Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark - male
7. Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark
8. Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark
9. Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark
10. Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark - male
11. Namaqua Sandgrouse fem
12 Greater Blue-eared Starling (although not convinced I can fully eliminate Cape)
13. as 12
14. White-browed Sparrow weaver
15 Pale Chanting Goshawk
16. as 12
17. Groundscraper Thrush

I am surprised with the Sparrow-Larks as Chestnut-backed were by far the commonest Lark when we were there. The females and immatures can be variable so I wouldn't be surprised if one was around.
 

Danielibero

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I think:
1_Scaly Weaver
4_ Black-winged kite
5_ Lark sp
2??6,7,8,9,10_ Gray-backed Sparrow-Lark. (Males dark-faced).
11_ Namaqua Sandgrouse (Female)
14_ White-browed Saparrow-Weaver (Black billed)??
3,15_ Gabar Goshawk??
12,13,16_ Cape Starling
17_ Groundscraper Thrush
 
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maxfear

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You can attach jpegs but this works. I was in Etosha in October.

1. Scaly feathered Finch
2. Definitely a Sparrow-lark, probably Grey-backed
3. Pale Chanting Goshawk
4. Black-winged Kite
5. Sabota Lark
6. Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark - male
7. Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark
8. Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark
9. Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark
10. Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark - male
11. Namaqua Sandgrouse fem
12 Greater Blue-eared Starling (although not convinced I can fully eliminate Cape)
13. as 12
14. White-browed Sparrow weaver
15 Pale Chanting Goshawk
16. as 12
17. Groundscraper Thrush

I am surprised with the Sparrow-Larks as Chestnut-backed were by far the commonest Lark when we were there. The females and immatures can be variable so I wouldn't be surprised if one was around.

12-13 there's some colour near the throat and wing, could be Burchell's Starling?
 

maxfear

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Hello! I wait for the others photos (starlings) and I ask this one

Thanks so much!
 

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maxfear

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LOCATION LUDERITZ, NAMIBIA
 

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Muppit17

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I insert here last question for today (I hope), thanks for the help!
LOCATION LUDERITZ, NAMIBIA

1.All appear to be Cape Cormorant, the commonest species on the coast. Both Bank and Crested Cormorant also occur but are much scarcer. Also a Cape form of Kelp Gull hiding at the back.
2.White-breasted Cormorant (P (c) lucidus) - this is not split by Clements and there it remains a subspecies of Great Cormorant.
3. Hartlaub's Gull and African Oystercatcher
4. Hartlaub's Gull
5. Hartlaub's Gull
 

Muppit17

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I add one photo more!

I think it is one of the chats. It would be very useful to understand where this was taken in Namibia.

The rump is reddish and the tail appears to have paler edges, at least to the top half. Both of these rule out Chat Flycatcher. Also there should be paler fringes to the secondaries, although this bird appears to have heavy wear just where this should be.

There are four species of Chat with differing ranges, and differing subspecies across the country.
- Familiar - usually darker than this and the tail is generally redder
- Sickle-winged - only in the far south, but oddly seems to be a good match
- Tractrac - very wheatear like tail pattern in black and white
- Karoo - rump and tail is all dark
They have various morphs across the region and are darker (or lighter) based on the rock colours in their area.
 

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