Uganda Jaunt - a sequel

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Re: Uganda Jaunt - a sequel

Postby zetik » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:02 pm

Another snake which was foolish enough to show itself on a road in a community area... usual fate.
One of the guys took this couple months ago on a phone so very low quality and he didn't know to get any close up shots.
Anyone have a stab at a species?

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And still hoping for help on the birds. I'll pick up a bird book in a couple of months and stop being so useless on them. Hopefully.

I've plenty more snake pics so will keep posting them as I can get round to prepping them to the 800 pixel limits.

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Re: Uganda Jaunt - a sequel

Postby Kennyakagera » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:36 pm

Hi Zetik,

From top to bottom, I speak under correction but I would say

Brown snake eagle
Wattled lapwing
Black bellied bustard
Verreaux's eagle owl
Juvenile fish eagle.

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Re: Uganda Jaunt - a sequel

Postby Kev » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:48 pm

I agree with Kenny.
Although I'm more used to a lapwing being a plover and the busted a korhaan but they are the same thing at the end of the day.
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Re: Uganda Jaunt - a sequel

Postby zetik » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:10 am

Thanks Kenny and Kev, would have taken a while to get most of those even with 'the book'. Seen a few adult fish eagles here - never would have guessed the juvenile one although seems obvious now that you've ID'd it.
Any thoughts on the snake - difficult I guess since someone obviously didn't like it's face and no scale in the pic. Alright, plenty of scales, before someone else says it, but you know what I mean. Based on the pic before cropped, length was at least a meter. Maybe, of the darker snakes, could start with what it is not? I see some white marking starting on ventrals near the head.

Jumping to a jumper...

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saw this stuck in pit last night. Actually not much of a hopper at all. Preferred to freeze and pretend I couldn't see him, whilst he sat on my finger.
Have a little sand snake waiting to find a new home in the bush but didn't have the heart to give it this snack. Anyway the sand snake already has a bit of a belly bulge, so can wait and find its own meal.
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