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June 4th 2012
Published: June 4th 2012
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Several people told me that I wouldn't see any birds because it was winter. I saw two species from the window as my plane approached the gate in South Africa, some on the hotel grounds, some in Mokolodi, and some at the university. Here's what no birds looks like from June 2-4:


• White-breasted cormorant
• Reed cormorant
• African darter
• Egyptian goose
• White-faced whistling duck
• African jacana
• Common moorhen
• Cattle egret
• Black-headed heron
• African spoonbill
• African sacred ibis
• Black-winged stilt
• Crowned lapwing
• Blacksmith lapwing
• Crested frankolin
• Helmeted guineafowl
• African fish-eagle
• Rock dove
• Red-eyed dove
• Cape turtle-dove
• Laughing dove
• Grey laurie (Grey go-away bird)
• Coppery-tailed coucal
• Red-faced mousebird
• African black swift
• Pied kingfisher
• Woodland kingfisher
• Brown-hooded kingfisher
• Southern yellow-billed hornbill
• Green wood hoopoe
• Crested barbet
• Acacia pied barbet
• Grey-backed sparrowlark
• Black-headed oriole
• Arrow-marked babbler
• African red-eyed bulbul
• Olive thrush
• Lomg-billed crombec
• Black-chested prinia
• Fork-tailed drongo
• Southern black flycatcher
• Pririt batis
• Chinspot batis
• Crimson-breasted shrike
• Cape glossy starling
• Common myna
• Common starling
• Red-billed oxpecker
• House sparrow
• Yellow-throated petronia


Not too shabby. Tomorrowe I'll write about the first couple of days of the seminar.

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4th June 2012

Wow-sa
That's a lot of feathers, not to mention vents!
5th June 2012

birds
who hoo!

Tot: 1.773s; Tpl: 0.038s; cc: 10; qc: 28; dbt: 0.0182s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb