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Black-chested prinia (can you spot it??)

 

Tswalu Kalahari, 1/9/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 160, f 7.1, 1/640

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Chat flycatcher

 

Tswalu Kalahari, 1/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 200, f 7.1, 1/1000 and 1/1250

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 160, f 7.1, 1/500

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Short-toed rock-thrush

 

Tswalu Kalahari, 1/9/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 200, f 7.1, 1/1000

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 200, f 7.1, 1/1000

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4 new species in 5 minutes, at the end of a game drive - not bad!!

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Acacia pied barbet

 

Around the lodge, Tswalu Kalahari, 1/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 200, f 7.1, 1/200

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 200, f 7.1, 1/500

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 200, f 7.1, 1/320 and 1/400

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Double-banded courser (a lifer)

 

Tswalu Kalahari, 2/9/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 400, f 7.1, 1/400 and 1/500

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 320, f 7.1, 1/500

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Mountain wheatear

 

Outside our room, Tswalu Kalahari, 1/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 400, f 7.1, 1/250

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Fiscal flycatcher

 

Tswalu Kalahari, 2/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 200, f 7.1, 1/1000

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Brown-crowned tchagra

 

Outside our room, Tswalu Kalahari, 2/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 1000, f 7.1, 1/640

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Pririt batis

 

Tswalu Kalahari, 3/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 1000, f 7.1, 1/320-1/500

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so, 11 new species in 4 days, not bad! I have many more photos to process, but I think we kept a note of all of the new ones. Plenty of "old" ones to come....

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sorry, just realised that the yellow-billed hornbill is also a double-post, doh :wacko:

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Grey lourie (go away bird)

 

Tswalu Kalahari, 2/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 200, f 7.1, 1/800

 

DItholo wildlife estate, 30/8/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/1250

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Red-crested korhaan

 

Tswalu Kalahari, 4/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 640, f 7.1, 1/200

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Pearl-spotted owlet

 

Tswalu Kalahari, 3/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 320, f 8, 1/1600

 

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Canon 5D mark III 100-400, ISO 200-250, f 7.1, 1/1000-1/1250

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~ @@Tdgraves

 

The pearl-spotted owlet photos are a hoot!

Great color and so clear.

Your ‘Big Year’ series has been a joy throughout.

I'm so glad that you prepared and posted them.

Tom K.

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Thanks @@Tom Kellie still more to come...

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Ok, on to the new ones from Mashatu, Tuli block, Botswana...

 

Wood sandpiper

 

Mashatu elephant hide, 6/9/15

 

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Canon 5D mark III, 100-400, ISO 1600, f7.1, 1/800

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Common scimitarbill

 

Mashatu, 7/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400 ISO 1600, f5.6, 1/2500

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~ @@Tdgraves

 

Really like the Common scimitarbill silhouette photograph.

Maybe common to many, but previously unknown to me.

The image captures the open bill to fine effect.

Thank you!

Tom K.

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Was a first to me too @@Tom Kellie

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Three-banded courser

 

Mashatu, 7/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 1250 f 5.6, 1/640

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~ @@Tdgraves

 

Beautifully photographed bird...a species unknown to me.

In fact, until enjoying these images, I'd never heard of coursers before.

The markings and distinctive upright form are so elegant.

Thank you for posting these photos.

Tom K.

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Zitting cisticola (identified (by our guide), I presume by its' song, rather than its' looks - as they all seem to look the same to me in the book!)

 

Mashatu, 7/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400 ISO 400 f 7.1, 1/3200

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Rattling cisticola (so I am reliably informed)

 

Mashatu, 7/9/15

 

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Canon 7D 100-400 ISO 1600 f 5.6, 1/640

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