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Stingless Bees Tribe Meliponini

Observer

ryanvanhuyssteen

Date

September 12, 2013

Description

bee hive


Nest was in a Tambootie tree.

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What

Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus

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linkie

Date

May 2, 2021 12:44 PM SAST

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What

Common Ghost Mantis Phyllocrania paradoxa

Observer

bushboy

Date

July 24, 2021 03:01 PM SAST

Description

Take me to your ruler...

Immature male disturbed from his (winter?) habitat of alien Indian Shot

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What

Slug Caterpillar Moths Family Limacodidae

Observer

suncana

Date

May 16, 2021 10:04 AM SAST

Description

CRG 1047

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

stefaneakame

Date

June 10, 2021 05:11 PM CEST

Place

Centre, CM (Google, OSM)

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What

Tussock Moths Subfamily Lymantriinae

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stefaneakame

Date

July 9, 2021 01:10 PM CEST

Place

Centre, CM (Google, OSM)

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

stefaneakame

Date

July 10, 2021 12:53 PM CEST

Place

Centre, CM (Google, OSM)

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stefaneakame

Date

July 9, 2021 01:35 PM CEST

Place

Centre, CM (Google, OSM)

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stefaneakame

Date

July 9, 2021 12:40 PM CEST

Place

Centre, CM (Google, OSM)

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georgewilson

Date

July 17, 2021 10:36 AM CET

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cyamscott

Date

September 25, 2020 03:01 PM SAST

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What

African Leopard Phalanta phalantha ssp. aethiopica

Observer

magdastlucia

Date

February 11, 2021 12:22 AM SAST

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

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What

Tussock Moths Subfamily Lymantriinae

Observer

danimalpb

Date

May 1, 2021 10:47 AM UTC

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What

Sphinx Moths Family Sphingidae

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suncana

Date

May 29, 2021 09:26 AM SAST

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What

Golden Piper Eurytela dryope ssp. angulata

Observer

suncana

Date

May 8, 2021 05:34 PM SAST

Description

CRG 1019

Food plant: Ricinus communis

Butterfly: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/79556311

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

sallyslak

Date

May 26, 2021 05:18 PM SAST

Description

Gall on Tephrosia capensis

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What

Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi

Observer

karoopixie

Date

May 2021

Description

I nearly swallowed my fork!!!!

So there I was sitting on the stoep eating my lunch (as one does), when a little bird popped up onto the fence. It looked sort of like a female Stonechat, and I wasn't going to investigate further, but it wasn't acting like a Stonechat.

So I took a couple of snaps (the biggest miracle here being that the bird stayed that long) and then the birdie flew off.

I had a quick look on the screen to see what it was, and nearly swallowed my fork!

First time I've ever seen this birdie in the Klein Karoo, and possibly the first time anyone has seen it here?

A fabulous Saturday gift!!

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What

Reddot Toffeebug Chiastosternum unicolor

Observer

magdastlucia

Date

May 2, 2021 03:27 PM SAST

Description

Maybe Chiastosternum unicolor?

See plant https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/77638721

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Pine Emperor Nudaurelia cytherea

Observer

james_murray

Date

March 1, 2019 03:28 PM SAST

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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phil183

Date

April 4, 2021 05:11 PM SAST

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What

Convolvulus Hawkmoth Agrius convolvuli

Observer

zawalker

Date

January 29, 2020 02:16 PM EET

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Observer

bjoerns

Date

March 3, 2021 07:30 PM CET

Description

Spores (18.4+-0.9) µm x (9.1+-0.3) µm, Q=2.0+-0.1, (16.6-20.4) µm x (8.7-9.8) µm, Q=1.8-2.3

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Date

March 10, 2021 07:24 PM SAST

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What

Uluguru Centipede-Eater Aparallactus guentheri

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spidermandan

Date

March 6, 2021 09:06 AM SAST

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suncana

Date

February 28, 2021 09:43 AM SAST

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What

Bagworm Moths Family Psychidae

Observer

robert_taylor

Date

February 17, 2021 12:05 PM SAST

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chopin

Date

December 23, 2016

Description

Jewelbeetle home


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What

Ruby Bonnet Cruentomycena viscidocruenta

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colin25

Date

January 10, 2021 01:50 PM SAST

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What

Day Waterlily Nymphaea nouchali

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colin25

Date

February 13, 2021 10:17 AM SAST

Description

Seeds of flower being eaten by Black crake

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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colin25

Date

February 15, 2021 10:12 AM SAST

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nick-de-swardt

Date

January 16, 2021 11:48 AM SAST

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wynand_uys

Date

February 8, 2021 08:54 AM SAST

Description

Feeding on gills of a mushroom. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69365133

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suzannevf

Date

January 24, 2021 03:14 PM SAST

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What

Forest Buzzard Buteo trizonatus

Observer

colin25

Date

January 2021

Description

"Louis", found as a chick on the ground, now flying free for the first time.

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botaneek

Date

July 2, 2013

Description

Sandveld snail


Namaqualand Sand Fynbos

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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stefaneakame

Date

January 12, 2021 10:22 AM SAST

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ragnared1

Date

January 13, 2021 11:22 AM SAST

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jonathan471

Date

January 2, 2021 10:14 AM UTC

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botswanabugs

Date

January 3, 2021

Description

day on house wall. Spider catching an ant https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67653656

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What

Burnet Moths Family Zygaenidae

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stefaneakame

Date

December 12, 2020 09:58 AM SAST

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stefaneakame

Date

December 15, 2020 03:28 PM SAST

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stefaneakame

Date

December 19, 2020 12:24 PM SAST

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What

Scaly Crickets and Allies Family Mogoplistidae

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stefaneakame

Date

January 3, 2021 11:05 AM SAST

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What

Giant Mantispids Genus Pseudoclimaciella

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stefaneakame

Date

January 3, 2021 07:52 AM SAST

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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stefaneakame

Date

December 14, 2020 04:16 PM SAST

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What

Wasp Moths and Handmaiden Moths Tribe Syntomini

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stefaneakame

Date

January 2, 2021 01:47 PM SAST

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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stefaneakame

Date

January 4, 2021 04:58 PM SAST

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Date

March 14, 2020 10:01 PM CET

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stefaneakame

Date

January 3, 2021 07:13 AM SAST

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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stefaneakame

Date

December 28, 2020 02:09 PM SAST

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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camblair17

Date

December 29, 2020 04:46 PM SAST

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frasergear

Date

January 2, 2021 12:18 PM SAST

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stefaneakame

Date

December 22, 2020 05:34 PM SAST

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What

Clearwing Moths Family Sesiidae

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stefaneakame

Date

December 7, 2020 01:35 PM SAST

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stefaneakame

Date

December 24, 2020 03:34 PM SAST

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What

Lead Pearl Syllepte vagans

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spidermandan

Date

December 23, 2020 11:30 AM SAST

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

robert_taylor

Date

December 22, 2020 11:29 PM SAST

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What

Bar-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis elegans

Observer

joswan12

Date

July 27, 2015 08:00 AM AEST

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gigilaidler

Date

February 26, 2017 04:47 PM SAST

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What

Leaf Beetles Family Chrysomelidae

Observer

botswanabugs

Date

December 3, 2020

Place

Gaborone (Google, OSM)

Description

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Southern Suni Nesotragus moschatus ssp. zuluensis

Observer

gigilaidler

Date

June 2015

Description

Tiniest bokkie hiding in the undergrowth


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What

Grey Hawk Hippotion rosae

Observer

ricky_taylor

Date

November 22, 2020 06:32 AM SAST

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ricky_taylor

Date

November 22, 2020 06:44 AM SAST

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What

Southern African Crocodile Crocodylus niloticus ssp. cowiei

Observer

bushboy

Date

February 23, 2011

Place

CrocWorld (Google, OSM)

Description

Government Trough Feeders


Crocs readily grow new teeth

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

claremateke

Date

March 19, 2008 01:22 PM CET

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What

Rainbow Shield Bug Calidea dregii

Observer

richardadcock

Date

February 9, 2014

Place

Piketberg (Google, OSM)

Description

Koki pen colouring-in competition...


And the winner is.......Very common in these furry weeds - every plant had a couple. Colours vary according to maturity level.

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African Clawless Otter Aonyx capensis

Observer

sallyslak

Date

July 2020

Description

I went down to my swimming spot with the aim of removing some branches from a tree which had fallen across the river. As I arrived I disturbed a young Fish Eagle who was sitting on this tree. Rustling in the undergrowth on the opposite bank alerted Dog and me that we were not alone and soon an otter popped up its head, sending the dog into a fit (she probably thought it was a swimming honey badger). Another otter also started popping up and down and doing a sort of long moan-growl. To my surprise the closer otter started making a bee-line for us and was probably only 3m away from the dog when I called her back. After a while they settled down so I entered the water to commence my pruning task, keeping a close eye on the nearest otter. Dog was sensibly sticking to the bank. After a few minutes I noticed the otter had moved closer, was staring at me intently and again moan-growling. Being waist-deep in water with nothing for protection but a swimming costume and a folding saw, I decided to calmly retreat and the otter immediately snaked over and claimed the territory I had just vacated. Video here:

https://youtu.be/GHbui1YX31k

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

bartwursten

Date

March 16, 2008 02:20 PM CET

Description

Caterpillar feeding on Monotes glaber

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What

Prominent Moths Family Notodontidae

Observer

bartwursten

Date

October 31, 2014 12:40 PM CET

Description

Caterpillar of a Lobster moth. Looks like Stauropus fagi but I am not sure this even occurs in Africa.

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cecileroux

Date

September 23, 2020 09:03 AM SAST

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Date

September 25, 2020 08:52 PM SAST

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seastung

Date

September 10, 2020 07:58 PM SAST

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What

Lobed Shell Chloroclystis muscosa

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suncana

Date

September 5, 2020 04:42 PM SAST

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Black Sparrowhawk Accipiter melanoleucus

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fionahellmann

Date

April 19, 2020 04:49 PM SAST

Description

Juvenile

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berniedup

Date

November 5, 2016 02:03 PM HST

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What

Peacock Worm Sabella pavonina

Observer

seastung

Date

August 28, 2020 08:18 AM SAST

Place

a frame (Google, OSM)

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qgrobler

Date

August 25, 2020 05:53 PM SAST

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What

Giant Mantispids Genus Pseudoclimaciella

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

February 28, 2013

Description

Ninja lacewing


Body length about 30mm.
Observed in dwelling

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bushboy

Date

August 1, 2020 10:28 PM SAST

Description

Headless under the garage light

Weird little moth. Last pic shows excellent camo on release in dark part of garden

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Date

November 28, 2018 08:16 AM SAST

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kyledenobrega

Date

May 30, 2020 09:47 PM SAST

Place

Khwai (Google, OSM)

Description

Worn specimen in Khwai Reserve, Botswana. Note blue traling edge on hindwing, perhaps a specific race or form.

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darragh132

Date

March 18, 2015 03:13 PM SAST

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What

Burnet Moths Family Zygaenidae

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bartwursten

Date

December 3, 2017 09:12 AM CET

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

bartwursten

Date

December 3, 2017 09:18 AM CET

Description

Caterpillar

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wynand_uys

Date

January 1, 2014

Description

Propellerbugs on grass


Body length about 3 - 3.5mm
Numerous individuals and pairs on the underside of Setaria megaphylla leaves in shaded forest understory. They jump when disturbed but I failed to encourage any of them to demonstrate that they can actually fly.
Antenna made up of a long, stout scape (basal segment) followed by a slightly shorter pedicel which terminates in a long bristle or flagellum. Long, thumb-like spur at end of hind tibia.

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rov_ryan

Date

June 2014

Place

Missing Location

Description

Spindle cowrie


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wynand_uys

Date

March 14, 2013

Description

Hawkmoth


Wingspan about 36mm
Observed in dwelling

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Grey-headed Flying-Fox Pteropus poliocephalus

Observer

akoslumnitzer

Date

January 2018

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markgrtdixon

Date

April 26, 2020 01:20 PM SAST

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cecileroux

Date

April 16, 2020 10:35 AM SAST

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What

Ichneumonid Wasps Family Ichneumonidae

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jeremygilmore

Date

December 14, 2019 02:20 PM SAST

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What

Cape Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion pumilum

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jeremygilmore

Date

December 14, 2019 12:20 PM SAST

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Gemsbok Oryx gazella

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keitawatanabe

Date

January 17, 2013 12:00 AM JST

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What

Pennant-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus vexillarius

Observer

justinponder2505

Date

November 23, 2019

Description

Location not exact! Seen on Punda sunset drive

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African Spoonbill Platalea alba

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nickleggatt

Date

April 22, 2020 07:20 AM SAST

Description

5 African spoonbills

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wynand_uys

Date

April 19, 2020 09:29 AM SAST

Description

Note the dark patch under the thorax.

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What

Eastern Twig Snake Thelotornis mossambicanus

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bartwursten

Date

May 9, 2013 06:41 AM CEST

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