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04-19-2017, 03:24 AM   #5761
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The symmetry of their poses is really eye-catching. One expects that in statues, not live animals.

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Bushtits have to be the "angriest" looking of all the small birds. Tiny little balls of fury.
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Arctic Terns
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what can you see

a pair of male lions on the left, playing???, a pair of lionesses on the right lazing around

and some Thomson Gazelles across the water

extreme crop of a photo taken at the Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania.

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A stag from somewhere else in the world, but located in Port Elizabeth.
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I thought it was interesting how these sea birds arranged themselves. I believe they are gulls of some kind rather than Arctic Terns.

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Getting ready for that Saturday Night Date

a short series

"getting ready for that Saturday Night Date"
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
Another of those rogue Cheetah brothers at Addo Elephant National Park.
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Arctic Terns
There are a couple of species of terns there. The larger, yellow-billed species is probably one of the six species of Thalasseus (the species depends on the location of the photo). The smaller one is probably one of the many species of Sterna, depending on location, but the primaries look too dark for Arctic.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tatouzou Quote
Nice capture
Thank you!

QuoteOriginally posted by pete-tarmigan Quote
There are a couple of species of terns there. The larger, yellow-billed species is probably one of the six species of Thalasseus (the species depends on the location of the photo). The smaller one is probably one of the many species of Sterna, depending on location, but the primaries look too dark for Arctic.
You are correct, as this Little Tern was among that flock. And my bird book does not list any Thalasseus as occurring here in South Africa. Most are Sterna, So i'll have to change that ID. Thanks so much!

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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
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You are correct, as this Little Tern was among that flock. And my bird book does not list any Thalasseus as occurring here in South Africa. Most are Sterna, So i'll have to change that ID. Thanks so much!

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And my bird book does not list any Thalasseus as occurring here in South Africa.
I would suggest looking up the greater crested tern or as it is sometimes called the swift tern (Thalasseus bergii).
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QuoteOriginally posted by tmlawes Quote
I would suggest looking up the greater crested tern or as it is sometimes called the swift tern (Thalasseus bergii).
Scientific name for that in my bird book is Sterna Bergii. If I remember correctly, these were not quite as large as the swift Tern but I may be wrong. The other possibility (taking the yellow bill as diagnostic), besides Little Tern, is Lesser Crested Tern, but that is not listed as occurring in the area where I saw these, Port Elizabeth. So probably I'll go for Swift Terns and Little Terns, both of which are listed as Gregarious, and often in company with other terns. And probably also included in the mix are common terns and Damara terns (the ones with the Black bills). I'm confused now
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
Scientific name for that in my bird book is Sterna Bergii. If I remember correctly, these were not quite as large as the swift Tern but I may be wrong. The other possibility (taking the yellow bill as diagnostic), besides Little Tern, is Lesser Crested Tern, but that is not listed as occurring in the area where I saw these, Port Elizabeth. So probably I'll go for Swift Terns and Little Terns, both of which are listed as Gregarious, and often in company with other terns. And probably also included in the mix are common terns and Damara terns (the ones with the Black bills). I'm confused now
for what it is worth, I suggest calling them

"pretty birds"
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