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What

African wild dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

kylecmsmith

Date

November 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Wild dogs were something we had been hoping to see throughout our previous three months in South Africa. On this particular morning, ten of us went out for a morning game drive. While we were on a dirt road, we saw a group of animals running down the road towards us. For a moment, I thought they were hyenas, but then I thought they looked like wild dogs. I didn't say anything at first in case I was wrong, but the animals approached, and sure enough, a pack of 12 wild dogs ran past us. They mostly kept to the road, so we were able to follow them quite easily. Fortunately, our driver was able to phone the other staff members, who roused the remaining people on our program. I'm told they were out of bed and in the vehicles in less than two minutes. We were able to follow the dogs for over an hour as they ran down the road, investigated some construction equipment, and laid down to rest right at the side of the road. Eventually, other cars started joining us, including the remaining people on our program. I really could not have asked for a better wild dog sighting.

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Square

What

Epauletted Fruit Bats Genus Epomophorus

Observer

kylecmsmith

Date

November 6, 2014

Place

Skukuza (Google, OSM)

Description

I had just exited the Skukuza Tourist Shop. To the right of the exit, hanging from the rafters, were maybe a dozen bats. Return visits showed that this is a common place for them to rest during the day, and that some were even mothers with infants tucked under their wings. I looked them up in the mammal guide in the shop, but I could not distinguish whether the bats were Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bats (Epomophorus wahlbergi) or Gambian epauletted fruit bats (E. gambianus). I know it's unlikely, but if anyone can tell based on the distribution or picture, I would be interested to find out.

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What

Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus

Observer

nlaroche

Date

December 9, 2014 10:15 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

African Five-lined Skink Trachylepis quinquetaeniata

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 22, 2015 01:18 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Cape Dwarf Gecko Lygodactylus capensis

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 22, 2015 01:08 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 22, 2015 12:03 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

White-browed Robin-Chat Cossypha heuglini

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 20, 2015 01:57 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Epauletted Fruit Bats Genus Epomophorus

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 20, 2015 01:32 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Gray Go-away-bird Corythaixoides concolor

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 19, 2015 08:36 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 18, 2015 09:19 AM SAST

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No photos or sounds

What

Knob Thorn Acacia nigrescens

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 15, 2015 02:02 PM SAST

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No photos or sounds

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 15, 2015 11:44 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 15, 2015 10:51 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 15, 2015 10:34 AM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 15, 2015 09:09 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 14, 2015 09:43 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Chacma Baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 14, 2015 09:42 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Velvet Ant (Dolichomutilla sycorax) Dolichomutilla sycorax

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 14, 2015 09:31 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 14, 2015 09:28 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Cape Turtle Dove Streptopelia capicola

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 14, 2015 09:23 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Broad-leaved Shepherd's Tree Boscia mossambicensis

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 14, 2015 09:23 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-breasted Swallow Hirundo semirufa [inactive]

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 14, 2015 09:18 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus leucomelas

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 14, 2015 09:17 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Burchell's Starling Lamprotornis australis

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 14, 2015 09:17 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Leopard Tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 14, 2015 09:16 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Sycamore Fig Ficus sycomorus

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 3, 2015 01:50 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Lion Panthera leo

Observer

lhankin

Date

September 17, 2012 02:58 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Female lions crowding around a cape buffalo kill.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Burchell's Zebra Equus quagga

Observer

lhankin

Date

September 17, 2012 02:37 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

reed cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus

Observer

muir

Date

August 15, 2014 08:48 AM SAST

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What

martial eagle Polemaetus bellicosus

Observer

muir

Date

August 15, 2014 02:48 PM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)