Archives for: January 2008

29/01/08

what are these

Permalink 04:26:34 pm, Categories: Passerines  

Still under review - but we have some more information to hand now thanks to Hannu

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20/01/08

A lovely bird - but what is it?

Permalink 03:21:48 pm, Categories: Passerines  

ID CONFIRMED - Violet Turaco

We were late getting to Badaan this morning and were greeted by a group of eager farm workers who quickly pointed this stange fellow, out to us above one of the locations where we have a permanent ringing site. The workers told us it had arrived the evening before and had a very pleasant call. I only have a few African field guides here and the nearest thing to it I could find is a Violet Turaco - I might be barking up the wrong tree but think it is certainly closely related if that helps. We would love to here from anybody who can identify or confirm the species

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19/01/08

Warbler

Permalink 07:59:45 pm, Categories: Passerines  

This warbler was seen at Badaan Farm on the 18th - its certainly an early bird as most large Warbler types don't arrive until much later in the Year. If anybody has an ideas as to its ID we would like to hear from them - all these photos were taken in a matter of mins just after the bird had had a bath - I have more but these are the best

Warbler

Warbler

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Warbler

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