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Soukous Big Year 2017

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#57 Brubru (Nilaus afer)

Khwai Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana. May 2017

 

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#58 Wattled Cranes (Grus carunculata)

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

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#59 Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Khwai concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana. may 2017

 

 

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#60 Helmeted Guinea Fowl (Numida meleagris)

Khwai Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana. May 2017

 

 

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#61 White Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus albiceps)

Chobe River. May 2017

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#62 African Wattled lapwing (Vanellus senegallus)

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

 

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Oops.

I just noticed that I posted my Wattled Cranes twice #39 & #58.

 

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#62 ( I deducted 1 to account for my double posting)

Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo Africanus)

Chobe River, Botswana. May 2017

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#63 Three Banded Plover (Charadruis tricollaris)

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

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#64 Meyers Parrot (Poicephalus meyeri)

Khwai Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana. May 2017

 

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#65 Long Toed Lapwing (Vanellus crassirostris)

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

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@Soukous

The Meyers Parrot is a lovely bird.

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#66 African Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)

Chobe River, Namibia. May 2017

 

This one is not as sharp as I'd like, mostly because the subject takes up such a small part of the original frame

 

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#67 Arrow Marked Babbler (Turdoides jardineii)

Caprivi Strip, Namibia. May 2017

 

A rather wind blown Babbler

 

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#68 African Darter (Anhinga rufa)

Khwai concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana. May 2017

 

 

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11 hours ago, Soukous said:

#66 African Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)

Chobe River, Namibia. May 2017

 

This one is not as sharp as I'd like, mostly because the subject takes up such a small part of the original frame

 

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For a crop like that it's pretty amazing!

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Posted (edited)

#69

Time for some hornbills

We were lucky enough to see a 'Full House' of hornbills.

Red Billed, yellow Billed, Ground, Grey and Bradfield's. Sadly, not all of them sat still for photos.

 

Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

Male

 

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Female

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Juvenile

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#70 Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus)

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

 

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#71 Southern Red Billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus)

Linyanti Marsh, Botswana. May 2017

 

 

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#72 Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax)

Khwai Concession, Okavango Delta,Botswana. May 2017

 

I'm pretty sure this is a Tawny.

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#73 Green Wood Hoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus)

 

We heard these chattering away in the trees, and saw them quite often - from a distance. 

 

 

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#74 How about some Kingfishers.

 

Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)

Chobe River, Namibia. May 2017

 

I like this shot because it clearly shows the different markings between male (on the right, double breast band) and female (single breast band)

 

 

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#75 Grey Hooded ( or Headed, depending on your guide book) Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala)

 

Khwai Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana. May 2017

 

 

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#76 Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristata)

 

Chobe River, Namibia. May 2017

 

 

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#77 Common Fiscal / Southern Fiscal / Fiscal Shrike (Lanius collaris)

Chobe River, Namibia. May 2017

 

 

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