91
taxa
15 plants
13 insects
44 birds
9 mammals
7 fungi
1 reptile
1 arachnid
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43 life list firsts

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Crested Francolin Dendroperdix sephaena

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 06:42 AM SAST

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Bracket Fungi Family Polyporaceae

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 06:47 AM SAST

Description

Rather large. We could not get out of the safari jeeps to investigate, though, so these pictures are all I have

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Common Impala Aepyceros melampus ssp. melampus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 06:50 AM SAST

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Southern Black-backed Jackal Canis mesomelas ssp. mesomelas

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 06:55 AM SAST

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Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 06:59 AM SAST

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Southern Fiscal Lanius collaris

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:00 AM SAST

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Burchell's Coucal Centropus superciliosus ssp. burchellii

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:11 AM SAST

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Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:12 AM SAST

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Eastern Blackcrown Tchagra Tchagra senegalus ssp. orientalis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:15 AM SAST

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Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur chalcospilos

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:17 AM SAST

Description

I could not get enough of this scintillating beauty of a bird! Reminded me of the Common Ground-Dove in North America (also a deeply emotional favorite)

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Blue Wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus ssp. taurinus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:20 AM SAST

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Sausage Tree Kigelia africana

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:26 AM SAST

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Natal Duiker Cephalophus natalensis ssp. natalensis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:31 AM SAST

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Crested Guineafowl Guttera pucherani

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:33 AM SAST

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Sweet-scented Pod Vachellia nilotica ssp. kraussiana

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:38 AM SAST

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South African Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. giraffa

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:38 AM SAST

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Western Grey Heron Ardea cinerea ssp. cinerea

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:40 AM SAST

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Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:42 AM SAST

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White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:43 AM SAST

Description

Midden

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Three-banded Plover (African) Charadrius tricollaris ssp. tricollaris

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:44 AM SAST

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South African Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius ssp. capensis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:47 AM SAST

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Weavers and Allies Family Ploceidae

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:50 AM SAST

Description

Nests from previous summer

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Flannel Weed Sida cordifolia

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 07:51 AM SAST

Description

By “middle Dam”

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Yellow-throated Bush Sparrow Gymnoris superciliaris

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 08:00 AM SAST

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Southern Gray-headed Sparrow Passer diffusus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 08:05 AM SAST

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Southern Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii ssp. vaillantii

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 08:20 AM SAST

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African Hoopoe Upupa epops ssp. africana

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 08:25 AM SAST

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Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 08:31 AM SAST

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Nyala Tragelaphus angasii

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 08:35 AM SAST

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South African Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. giraffa

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 08:38 AM SAST

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Pale Flycatcher Agricola pallidus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 08:42 AM SAST

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Mantises Order Mantodea

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 08:50 AM SAST

Description

Someone on our van ID'ed this as a Mantis nes

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Southern Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii ssp. vaillantii

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 10:14 AM SAST

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White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 10:16 AM SAST

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Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 10:19 AM SAST

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Hawks, Eagles, and Kites Family Accipitridae

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 10:28 AM SAST

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Bennett's Woodpecker Campethera bennettii

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 10:29 AM SAST

Description

An unusual sighting for this location

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Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus leucomelas

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 10:35 AM SAST

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Cisticolas Genus Cisticola

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 10:42 AM SAST

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White Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 10:44 AM SAST

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Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 10:47 AM SAST
Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 10:55 AM SAST

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 10:57 AM SAST

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Grasses, Sedges, and Allies Order Poales

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 11:09 AM SAST

Description

Red grass?

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 11:12 AM SAST

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 11:12 AM SAST

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Sycomore Fig Ficus sycomorus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 11:18 AM SAST

Description

Maybe?

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Square

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 11:18 AM SAST

Description

More pics to be added later

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Pore Lichens Genus Pertusaria

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 11:26 AM SAST

Description

Crustose lichen on bark

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Pore Lichens Genus Pertusaria

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 11:27 AM SAST

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Common Square-tailed Drongo Dicrurus ludwigii

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 11:33 AM SAST

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Life

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 11:36 AM SAST

Description

Distant white circular object. Nest? On a rocky hill

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Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 11:37 AM SAST

Description

Huge swath of this crustose lichen on a distant hillside. It was impressive enough that some of my fellow participants fantasized that I would like to go up and investigate it in something like a window-washer's cart! There are additional pictures in the "Life" entry previous to this one.

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Southern Sombre Greenbul Andropadus importunus ssp. importunus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 11:39 AM SAST

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Ashy Flycatcher Fraseria caerulescens

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 11:51 AM SAST

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Araneoid Spiders Superfamily Araneoidea

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 11:58 AM SAST

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African Crested-Flycatcher Trochocercus cyanomelas

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 12:06 PM SAST

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Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 12:10 PM SAST

Description

Juvenile

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Woolly-necked Stork (African) Ciconia episcopus ssp. microscelis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 12:10 PM SAST

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Van Balen's Aloe Aloe vanbalenii

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 12:11 PM SAST

Description

On rock face in dry river bed

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Shikra Accipiter badius

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 12:39 PM SAST

Description

Accipter spotted as we returned to lodge

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Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:27 PM SAST

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Big-Headed Ants Genus Pheidole

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:27 PM SAST

Description

Playing around cracks in concrete. Smaller than a North AmericN sugar ant

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:29 PM SAST

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:30 PM SAST

Description

Noticeably smaller than the previous entry

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:31 PM SAST

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Sooty Blue Zizeeria knysna

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:33 PM SAST

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:38 PM SAST

Description

Crustose lichen on stone structure. Black prothallus, whitish thallus; some apothecia red

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Mosses Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:39 PM SAST

Description

On stone structure

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Comma Lichens Genus Arthonia

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:42 PM SAST

Description

Wow. Crustose lichen on bark

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Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:44 PM SAST

Description

On same trees as the previous entry

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Script Lichens and Allies Family Graphidaceae

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:45 PM SAST

Description

Crustose lichen on the same tree as the previous three entries.

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Rim Lichens Genus Lecanora

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:47 PM SAST

Description

Crustose lichen on the same tree as the previous four entries; apothecia reminiscent of Ochrolechia

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Mosses Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:49 PM SAST

Description

On the same tree as the previous five entries

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Grey Mangrove Avicennia marina

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:50 PM SAST

Description

The tree from the last six entries

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Ice Plants Genus Mesembryanthemum

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 02:53 PM SAST

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Helmeted Terrapins Genus Pelomedusa

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 03:00 PM SAST

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Typical Weavers Genus Ploceus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 03:03 PM SAST

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Flesh Flies Family Sarcophagidae

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 03:10 PM SAST

Description

Rescued from the pool

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Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 03:12 PM SAST

Description

Rescued/recovered from the pool

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 03:13 PM SAST

Description

Rescued/recovered from the pool

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Flies Order Diptera

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 03:15 PM SAST

Description

Rescued/recovered from the pool

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Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 03:18 PM SAST

Description

Rescued from the pool. Speckled.

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Cape Starling Lamprotornis nitens

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 03:39 PM SAST

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Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 03:50 PM SAST

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Pale Flycatcher Agricola pallidus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 03:51 PM SAST

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Cape Starling Lamprotornis nitens

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 03:53 PM SAST

Description

Photo bombing the Secretary Birds above them to the right!

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Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:07 PM SAST

Description

On Giraffe femur

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South African Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. giraffa

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:07 PM SAST

Description

Femur from a carcass

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Yellow-fronted Canary Crithagra mozambica

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:12 PM SAST

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Eastern Purple-banded Sunbird Cinnyris bifasciatus ssp. microrhynchus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:13 PM SAST

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Natal Duiker Cephalophus natalensis ssp. natalensis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:15 PM SAST

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Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:26 PM SAST

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Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:29 PM SAST

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Burchell's Coucal Centropus superciliosus ssp. burchellii

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:33 PM SAST

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Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:36 PM SAST

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Perching Birds Order Passeriformes

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:42 PM SAST

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Savannah Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:44 PM SAST

Description

Dung

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Southern Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis ssp. ocularis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:45 PM SAST

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Terrestrial Brownbul Phyllastrephus terrestris

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:46 PM SAST

Description

Well, that was what I thought I was taking a picture of. I don't feel certain of it now...

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Savannah Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:56 PM SAST

Description

These elephant herd had a youngster, about a month old, and engaged in a variety of protective behaviors.

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African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 05:42 PM SAST

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Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 05:55 PM SAST

Description

Distant

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Flies Order Diptera

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 11, 2019 04:22 PM PDT

Description

On Charles' hat