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Asilus (?) from Uganda
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Posted on 09-08-2017 10:15

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A Uganda's bird watcher and guide took this picture recently in Uganda ...

It reminds me some Asilus or at least Asilidae ...

Is it possible to Id this hairy one ?

Thanks in advance !! Wink
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Edited by pat_der2003 on 09-08-2017 10:16
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Posted on 09-08-2017 13:45

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Looks liks a hybrid between an Asilid and a monkey!
(only joking)
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Posted on 09-08-2017 14:38

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GrinGrin You're totally right !! Wink

There's a species of monkey called "mantled guereza (Colobus guereza), also known simply as the guereza, the eastern black-and-white colobus, or the Abyssinian black-and-white colobus" that I saw in Uganda and Ethiopia !!

Quite the same ... A little bit bigger ! Cool

Tony Irwin
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Posted on 09-08-2017 17:30
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Hyperechia nigrita, I think
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 09-08-2017 17:58

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Hum, looks like that very much !! TumbsUp Smile

Many thanks Tony !! Wink
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Posted on 09-08-2017 22:30
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Lovely creature Cool


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