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Identify Birds of South Africa (1 Viewer)

Hello there,

I was in South Africa two years ago and I was able to photograph many birds there with my simple camera. I am an avid bird watcher, but I found it difficult to identify them in this country. Can you help me with some of them?

(1. I took this first bird-picture in XRPJ + 8F Sabie, South Africa. It was the end of September and this (I suspect a male) is already building the nest for the female.
There were more nests in the area, I guess there were about 10. [IDENTIFIED= Cape Weaver])

(2. I photographed the second one as far as I know in the Kruger National Park. Could it be a female Southern Boubou ?! In fact, I can hardly remember the details. Maybe it works that way! [IDENTIFED= Cape rock-thrush])

3. I also discovered this in the Kruger near a water hole. A brown-hooded kingfisher?

4. I also photographed this in the Kruger. It flew over an open arid landscape ... like almost each prey :p

5. South of the Kruger National Park. Maybe a speckled Mousebird?

i would have guessed that it was a cape weaver. Can you confirm or disprove that with the pictures?


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And I think 4 is an African Fish Eagle, immature moulting to adult (see lightened photo). Although the 'arid landscape' doesn't seem to fit. But still.


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In my opinion, they are:

1. Cape weaver
2. I agree with Cape rock-thrush.
3. I agree with brown-hooded kingfisher.
4. African fish eagle
5. Grey go-away bird.



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