Checklist S50411596

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Location
Mpivie River

Owner David Bishop

Traveling
  • 3
  • 20.64 km

Observations

  1. Number observed: 10
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  2. Number observed: 40
  3. Number observed: 60
  4. Number observed: 12

    Details: Likely more.

  5. Number observed: 12
  6. Number observed: 4

    Details: 2 pairs.

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  7. Number observed: 6

    Details: All birds seen as individuals, none apparently as pairs or family groups. Invariably perched motionless on a fallen tree or large branch <1m above the ground or water and just back from the crew. On individual displayed its white crest (see image)

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  8. Number observed: 2
  9. Number observed: 6
  10. Number observed: 5
  11. Number observed: 3

    Details: 2 adults and immature (image). Flushed when we passed underneath them in the boat. Perched ca 4-5m up at the riverine forest edge.

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  12. Number observed: 1

    Details: Heard.

  13. Number observed: X

    Details: Heard.

  14. Number observed: 150

    Details: Including many in the forest canopy and observed as we drove by boat from the Evengue Island camp to entrance of the Mpivie Creek.

  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 8
  17. Number observed: 10

    Details: Many in the forest canopy and observed as we drove by boat from the Evengue Island camp to entrance of the Mpivie Creek.

  18. Number observed: 30

    Details: Possibly more!

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  19. Number observed: 4
  20. Number observed: 1

    Details: Seemingly just as rare or difficult to observe here as it is anywhere in Africa. Fabulous views of a single individual perched silent and motionless on a horizontal <1m above the water but just back from the creek.

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  21. Number observed: 1
  22. Number observed: 10

    Details: Several heard as well as seen. At least one perched very near the ground in the shadows.

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  23. Number observed: 8
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  24. Number observed: X

    Details: Heard

  25. Number observed: 12

    Details: A very active and noisy flock, feeding in the overhanging forest.

  26. Number observed: 6
  27. Number observed: 80

    Details: 40 pairs. This is what my notes say. I must say I have difficult beleiving it but we did work the 20+ km very slowly and thoroughly and I was counting everything.

  28. Number observed: 1
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