Ve's photos..Tanzania/Zanzibar..Sep.08'

Old Sep 30th, 2008, 05:29 PM
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And actually I think your kingfishers are grey-headed kingfishers, not woodland kingfishers.
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Old Sep 30th, 2008, 06:27 PM
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Lest I mislead you, when I said "grizzled topi" I meant just an elderly topi, not a Grizzled Topi; I don't think there is any such thing.

I don't even try naming birds myself, so my hat is off to you.

You don't mean you're going to get rid of the longer captions, do you? I have found it's nice to have a gallery that also functions as a quasi trip report (thanks, loru).
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Old Sep 30th, 2008, 07:39 PM
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Thanks Patty & Leely2 for the input. This is getting funny now because just today I went back in on the site and made corrections, even shortened a few captions(sorry Leely2) and it seems I jumped the gun. What's happened is that we have made several CD's of these 250 pics for family/friends and now more are requesting one too. Seems many of them have kids/grandkids that would enjoy viewing the CD, especially the wildlife, plus these kids want to take it to school and share with their classes. Now I'm beyond embarrassed and really want the correct names of some of the wildlife. With these young kids we may have a potential vet, zoo keeper or tour guide in Africa on our hands in the future. Anyone find other mis-named wildlife? Please, jump in and I'll correct it again before making more CD's.
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 12:41 AM
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Hi Ve

A lovely selection of photos, I can understand why people are lining up for your CD's.

I have been through them with my bird book next to me and I think the following:

2nd row 5 in from L - Yellow-billed Storks
2nd row 6 in from L - Great (Eastern) White Pelicans
3rd row 11 in from L - Ground Hornbills
3rd row from bottom 9 in from R - White-backed Vulture, Ruppell's Vulture has a yellow bill and white face
last row 4 in from L - I think a Black-cheeked Lovebird, though not easy to tell - it isn't a Brown-headed Parrot

Hope this helps.

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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 07:38 AM
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I appreciate your in-put Kay, plus the precise location, it will be easy to find and correct. Anyone else out there want to participate ? We're on a roll now !
By next Tuesday we'll hand over another CD to someone with grandkids, so times running out.
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 10:04 AM
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I could be wrong, Kaye, but I don't think black-cheeked lovebirds are in Tanzania.
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 05:42 PM
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Hi Patty

That could well be the case regarding the lovebirds, as I only visit Sth Africa and therefore have a Southern Africa bird book, that is why I wrote I think because I wasn't sure. The photo was also a bit tricky. Tanzania visitors may well recognize the bird on sight, no lovebirds where I go.

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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 09:19 PM
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Hi Patty and Ve

I had a look at a Fischer's Lovebird and it does have a red face, so we both may be incorrect, as in the photo it does appear to have a black face. They both have reddish beaks.

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Hi Patty and Ve yet again

Is it a Masked Lovebird? This bird is found in Tanzania.

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Hi Patty and Ve

I now think it is the Masked Lovebird as only 2 with black on their face but the Masked is a solid black like the one in the photo with yellow chest, the Black-cheeked has a greenish chest.

Hope we got that sorted out finally!

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Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 06:10 AM
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Kaye,
I think you're right, it's the masked!
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Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 07:29 AM
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OK, Masked Lovebird it is. I even went to Ask.com, brought up photos of Brown & Fischer's, which closely resembled my pic. but because of the shadow I caught when taking it, it's hard for me to judge. Not only will this CD be taken for show and tell in school by some of the kids, our nephew, who's a graphic designer, now wants to use some species for a project, so told him to go for it, anything to help him out since he has a young family. Thank you all for helping me out and feel I can make a few more CD's with my head held high......but think I'll wait til Monday to make copies, just in case.
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