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Hi All,

Great to be part of this forum. I took this photo whilst on safari in South Africa (Timbavati close to the Kruger). I am currently processing my bird photos from the safari (around 110 different types in 10 days) Can anyone please identify.

Many thanks
Chris Lisney-Smith


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KC Foggin

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Hi Chris and and warm welcome to you from the entire staff here at BF :t:

I'm moving your thread to the Bird Identification Q & A where it is likely to get a speedy answer from our resident geniuses ;)


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And I would add juvenile moulting to adult plumage, 4 inner primaries new and adult type, all other and tail juvenile

Yes, and a growing S1 if I am not mistaken...

For the record Tom, have a look at this one in the attachement below, kind of an unsual moult pattern...


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Many thanks very informative. There were lots of juveniles around, always makes identifying a bit more of a challenge. What is the easiest way of adding photos to the gallery?


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Go to the top of any page in birdforum, hit the gallery tab, and on the page that opens hit the icon with a camera and "upload photo" over on the right side.

A photo works best if it has about 900 pixels on the longest side.

If you run into trouble, ask.

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