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What

Forest Corkwood Commiphora woodii

Observer

graham_g

Date

September 13, 2021 12:36 AM HST

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What

Stone Kopieva Bulbine mesembryanthemoides

Observer

botaneek

Date

September 19, 2020 03:20 PM SAST

Place

Snydersk 7 (Google, OSM)

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What

Slender Ant-mimicking Jumping Spider Myrmarachne ichneumon

Observer

suncana

Date

September 5, 2021 12:55 PM SAST

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Observer

suncana

Date

September 5, 2021 08:31 AM SAST

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Observer

lindaloffler

Date

December 18, 2019 05:05 PM CET

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What

Pincushion Barrelwort Euphorbia pulvinata

Observer

graham_g

Date

August 20, 2021 03:39 PM SAST

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Observer

bushboy

Date

August 18, 2021 09:10 AM SAST

Description

A tad too late, mama!

Mantid-egg parasitic wasplets magically appear on ootheca as the tiny nymphs are hatching.
Seemed to ignore the nymphs, but crawled all over the otheca, presumably trying to sniff-out unhatched eggs?

See Ootheca: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/91706572

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Observer

lindaloffler

Date

November 15, 2020 07:05 AM CET

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What

Mulanje Flat-headed Pygmy Chameleon Rhampholeon platyceps

Observer

rfoquet

Date

November 2020

Place

Missing Location

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Observer

suncana

Date

August 11, 2021 06:55 PM SAST

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What

Madagascar Velvet Gecko Blaesodactylus boivini

Observer

afahawkins

Date

August 2021

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Observer

suncana

Date

August 6, 2021 07:55 PM SAST

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What

Old World Nightjars Genus Caprimulgus

Observer

phil183

Date

July 26, 2021 10:53 AM SAST

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What

Sahara Sand Viper Cerastes vipera

Date

June 22, 2021 06:27 PM UTC

Description

: الملاحظ
Allal Fadili
: تحرير
Reptiles Mag - مـجـلـة الـزواحـف

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What

Usambara Eyelash Viper Atheris ceratophora

Observer

lesbectrotters

Date

January 2021

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What

Sea Milkball Euphorbia flanaganii

Observer

troos

Date

May 2021

Description

On thin soil over rock

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What

River Eels Genus Anguilla

Observer

suncana

Date

May 15, 2021 12:39 PM SAST

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What

Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata

Observer

suncana

Date

May 29, 2021 12:34 PM SAST

Description

With Roger Hogg’s permission to contribute to Palmiet Nature Reserve project.

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What

Delicate Spiny Reed Frog Afrixalus delicatus

Observer

gusbenson

Date

October 25, 2020 08:00 PM SAST

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Observer

alison_young

Date

May 3, 2021 11:32 AM SAST

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What

Southern Adder Bitis armata

Observer

geoffnichols

Date

April 2021

Place

Missing Location

Description

About 30cm long in Strandveld vegetation

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What

Dhlinza Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion caeruleogula

Observer

magdastlucia

Date

April 2021

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What

Boisduval's Tree Nymph Sevenia boisduvali

Observer

magdastlucia

Date

April 11, 2021 03:28 PM SAST

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What

Hover Flies Family Syrphidae

Observer

suncana

Date

April 5, 2021 10:13 AM SAST

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What

Magretti's Cautious Ant Meranoplus magrettii

Observer

rjpretor

Date

February 27, 2021 06:28 PM SAST

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What

Yellow-banded Giant-Masked Bee Hyleoides zonalis

Observer

david_taylor

Date

December 24, 2020 11:43 AM SAST

Place

WC, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Spider Wasps Family Pompilidae

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

February 9, 2021 06:44 AM SAST

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What

Kambroos Genus Fockea

Observer

troos

Date

January 26, 2021 03:20 PM SAST

Place

LP, ZA (Google, OSM)

Description

Short sturdy stems up to 200 mm, growing on Sekhukhune heavy mineralised soils.

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Observer

rjpretor

Date

January 2021

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What

Northcoast Large Yellow Chafer Eudicella smithii

Observer

suncana

Date

January 23, 2021 05:20 PM SAST

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What

Fairy Elephant's-Feet Frithia pulchra

Observer

mattf1996

Date

January 2021

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What

Ringbum Millipede Muncher Ant Plectroctena mandibularis

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

January 8, 2021 02:27 PM SAST

Description

These ants are usually solitary. This is an unusual observation of about 300 ants congregating to engage in what appears to be a mock battle. They are surely capable of crushing each other with their large mandibles but over an 18-hour observation period not a single ant appeared to be injured.
They wrestled all afternoon and through the night, slowly dispersing early the next morning. The only casualty was a smaller Droptail Ant that wandered into the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Observer

suncana

Date

December 16, 2020 11:55 AM SAST

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What

Southern Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina ssp. narina

Observer

paolocandotti

Date

December 12, 2020 04:29 AM SAST

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Observer

suncana

Date

December 8, 2020 08:46 AM SAST

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What

Berg Sheepfig Delosperma hirtum

Observer

aaliyahm

Date

November 20, 2019 11:45 AM SAST

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What

Southern Pied Woollylegs Lachnocnema laches

Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 2, 2020 03:02 PM CET

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What

Spiny Elephantfoot Adenia spinosa

Observer

troos

Date

November 2020

Description

This member must have been through a war?

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What

Kombe Tailflower Strophanthus kombe

Observer

troos

Date

November 29, 2020 02:42 PM SAST

Place

LP, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Paperbark Corkwood Commiphora marlothii

Observer

troos

Date

November 30, 2020 10:58 AM SAST

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What

Verdigris Spiny Milkweed Euphorbia aeruginosa

Observer

troos

Date

November 30, 2020 12:34 PM SAST

Place

LP, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Spiny Elephantfoot Adenia spinosa

Observer

troos

Date

November 2020

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Observer

suncana

Date

November 24, 2020 09:08 AM SAST

Description

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What

Everlasting-Flowers Genus Helichrysum

Observer

juliebraby

Date

September 26, 2020 09:46 AM SAST

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Observer

m_d

Date

August 19, 2020 09:58 AM SAST

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What

Star-Chestnut Sterculia rogersii

Observer

troos

Date

November 27, 2020 12:51 PM SAST

Place

LP, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Eastern Green Mamba Dendroaspis angusticeps

Observer

geoffnichols

Date

November 24, 2020 08:50 AM SAST

Description

A 2.4m long Green Mamba caught this Village Weaver then dropped the prey onto the ground below. Within 30 seconds it went down onto the ground and positioned itself to ingest the bird and once the bird was partially swallowed it pulled itself back into the undergrowth and later was seen in the tree with a lump in its body. There is a resident pair of these snakes in my garden that I see regularly. I have posted this same snake earlier this year with a Grey-headed Sparrow. Has a yellow scale above its right eye. It hunts over my bird table in the garden.

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Observer

ricky_taylor

Date

November 20, 2020 01:23 PM SAST

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Observer

troos

Date

November 21, 2020 10:31 AM SAST

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Observer

surfinbird

Date

November 22, 2020

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Observer

troos

Date

November 21, 2020 01:11 PM SAST

Place

MP, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Ant-mimic Spiders Genus Myrmarachne

Observer

suncana

Date

October 24, 2020 10:51 AM SAST

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What

Cape Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense ssp. capense

Observer

krista_oswald

Date

March 2019

Description

spot-fronted eastern cape subspecies

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Observer

bushboy

Date

November 20, 2020 02:31 PM SAST

Description

Snaggle-tooth apple-hunter

5mm. Appeared to be eating from apple skin dropped by the birds under the feeder tree. See extended mouthparts in first pic. Most reluctant to leave hir apple and sulked til I put hir back. Supposed to be carnivores. Was s/he finding microscopic nunus on/in the skin?

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Observer

troos

Date

November 9, 2020 02:44 PM SAST

Place

MP, ZA (Google, OSM)

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Observer

bushboy

Date

November 12, 2020 09:43 AM SAST

Description

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What

Hooded Harlequin Eulophia cucullata

Observer

paolocandotti

Date

November 2, 2020 01:15 PM SAST

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Observer

juliecoetzee

Date

January 2, 2011 11:54 AM SAST

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What

Laland's Lizard Nucras lalandii

Observer

frankgaude

Date

November 5, 2020 08:54 AM SAST

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What

Flower Crab Spiders Genus Thomisus

Observer

colin25

Date

October 30, 2020 04:33 PM SAST

Place

Bergville (Google, OSM)

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What

Rock Docile Scorpion Opisthacanthus validus

Observer

suncana

Date

October 28, 2020 07:36 PM SAST

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What

Southern Trapjaw Ant Odontomachus assiniensis

Observer

ricky_taylor

Date

October 30, 2020 10:39 AM SAST

Description

About 15 mm long.
With eggs
Single ant under log in forest.
At no stage did it open its jaws.

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Observer

suncana

Date

October 25, 2020 08:40 AM SAST

Description

As suggested

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Observer

geoffnichols

Date

October 28, 2020 09:03 AM SAST

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What

Southern Fiscal Lanius collaris ssp. collaris

Observer

colin25

Date

October 24, 2020 03:07 PM SAST

Description

Nest nearby. 20 minutes to dismember the chameleon and feed it to the chicks.

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What

African Giant Stick Insects Genus Bactrododema

Observer

suncana

Date

October 14, 2020 07:19 PM SAST

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What

Scarcer Ghost Mantis Phyllocrania illudens

Observer

suncana

Date

October 10, 2020 01:34 PM SAST

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Observer

wynand_uys

Date

October 10, 2020 05:03 AM SAST

Description

Body length 11.8 mm

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What

Turner's Thick-toed Gecko Chondrodactylus turneri

Observer

jouberth

Date

October 4, 2020 08:52 AM SAST

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What

Yellow-winged Bat Lavia frons

Observer

alexanderr

Date

December 12, 2019 03:38 PM SAST

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What

Dwarf Dainty Frog Cacosternum nanum

Observer

david_taylor

Date

October 5, 2020 08:52 AM SAST

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Observer

colin25

Date

October 4, 2020 03:38 PM SAST

Place

Bergville (Google, OSM)

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What

Nile Crocodile Crocodylus niloticus

Observer

tyroneping

Date

January 26, 2017 01:41 PM SAST

Description

Crocodylus niloticus - Nile Crocodile. From Bonamanzi-Hluhluwe, Kwa-Zulu Natal. tyroneping.co.za/lizards/crocodylus-niloticus/

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What

Wormfishes and Dartfishes Family Microdesmidae

Observer

celinehanzen

Date

October 1, 2020 12:31 PM SAST

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What

Mozambique Shovel-Snout Prosymna janii

Observer

tyroneping

Date

December 16, 2017 11:06 AM SAST

Description

Prosymna janii - Mozambique Shovel-Snout. From iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Kwa-Zulu Natal. tyroneping.co.za/snakes-southern-africa/prosymna-janii/

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What

Southern Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus ssp. cristatus

Observer

bushboy

Date

September 30, 2020 07:23 AM SAST

Description

3-toed no sloth

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What

Bearded Hotrod Ant Ocymyrmex barbiger

Observer

sallyslak

Date

September 25, 2020 01:18 PM SAST

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What

Velvet Bugeyed Ant Ophthalmopone hottentota

Observer

sallyslak

Date

September 25, 2020 09:42 AM SAST

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What

Water Lily Reed Frog Hyperolius pusillus

Observer

tyroneping

Date

September 5, 2017 08:03 AM SAST

Description

Hyperolius pusillus - Water Lilly Frog. From Mt Moreland, Kwa-Zulu Natal. tyroneping.co.za/amphibians-of-southern-africa/hyperolius-pusillus/

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What

Warren's Girdled Lizard Smaug warreni

Observer

tyroneping

Date

August 14, 2020 01:58 PM SAST

Description

Smaug warreni - Warrens Dragon Lizard. Lebombo Mountains, Kwa-Zulu Natal tyroneping.co.za/lizards/smaug-warreni-warrens-dragon-lizard/

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Observer

joctober

Date

September 22, 2020 11:34 AM SAST

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Observer

suncana

Date

September 20, 2020 10:58 AM SAST

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What

Cape Red-necked Francolin Pternistis afer ssp. castaneiventer

Observer

surfinbird

Date

September 20, 2020 08:52 PM CET

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What

Shelley's Francolin Scleroptila shelleyi

Observer

surfinbird

Date

September 20, 2020 08:52 PM CET

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What

Southern Greyheaded Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala ssp. pallidiventris

Observer

surfinbird

Date

September 12, 2020 08:55 PM CET

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What

Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus

Observer

bushboy

Description

Stunning sighting

Sub-adult (white head, pale eyes) successfully hunting small buck.
Photos kind courtesy of Ian Lawrie.

See Prey: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59197097

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Observer

wynand_uys

Date

September 8, 2020 04:48 PM SAST

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What

White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus

Observer

wynand_uys

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Observer

magdastlucia

Date

August 30, 2020 02:24 PM SAST

Description

Galls collected 08 Aug 2020
See plant https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55937972
See galls https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55937973
See bigger midge https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/56498382
See smaller midge https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/56498387
See pupa skins https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/56498415

30 Aug 2020 no more midges, but today a wasp.

Total of 4 wasps.

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What

Fruit, Signal, and Picture-winged Flies Superfamily Tephritoidea

Observer

bushboy

Date

September 2, 2020 10:12 PM SAST

Description

Backdoor gold

Attracted to light. 3 - 4 mm wingspan

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What

Southern Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina ssp. narina

Observer

paolocandotti

Date

August 23, 2020 05:00 PM SAST

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What

Southern Vine Snake Thelotornis capensis ssp. capensis

Observer

geoffnichols

Date

October 9, 2013 04:52 PM SAST

Description

Swallowing a Yellow-throated Plated Lizard

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What

Common Ghost Mantis Phyllocrania paradoxa

Observer

suncana

Date

August 10, 2020 03:55 PM SAST

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What

Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba ssp. melba

Observer

jouberth

Date

August 8, 2020 02:39 PM SAST

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What

Jameson's Firefinch Lagonosticta rhodopareia

Observer

jouberth

Date

August 8, 2020 01:13 PM SAST

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What

Southeastern Grey-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti ssp. hypopyrrhus

Observer

bushboy

Date

August 7, 2020 09:12 AM SAST

Description

Chased by a Dove!

Pair hunting through garden - this one pursued through the canopy by an irate Laughing Dove, of all things.
It wasn't too phased, and the Dove never made physical contact, but it certainly kept an eye on the smaller bird - and kept moving.

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Observer

suncana

Date

August 1, 2020 01:59 PM SAST

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What

Four-striped Grass Mouse Rhabdomys pumilio

Observer

colin25

Date

July 28, 2020 11:20 AM SAST

Description

Mouse and Cape Weaver seen on the same branch. The weaver actually gave the mouse a few quick pecks, the mouse moved away and fed on seed heads, probably 2m above ground level.

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What

Southern Greater Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris afer ssp. afer

Observer

colin25

Date

July 28, 2020 10:57 AM SAST

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What

Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus

Observer

magdastlucia

Date

July 2020