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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #300 on: November 01, 2012, 12:45:40 pm »
What a stunning Bateleur.  Had one land in front of our car in Kruger pick up a snake and fly off... didn't have my Nikon...   :(

Hmmm we went on Holiday near Kruger and the Egyptian Geese woke us up at 5am every day... being a bit miffed I asked my Uncle (the one in our family that can tell you anything about everything in the wild)  can you eat them....he said yes this is how you do it... you put a brick in a pressure cooker... you put the goose on top... you then cook for 6 hours... you open, throw the goose away and eat the brick as it will be softer....  ::)
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #301 on: November 01, 2012, 12:47:41 pm »
Thanks M ... that Monitor sure didnt like geese either.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #302 on: November 01, 2012, 12:57:59 pm »
Some I took in the Kruger

 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #303 on: November 01, 2012, 01:03:35 pm »
Another one
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #304 on: November 01, 2012, 01:04:55 pm »
At 500 KB a post I can only do one at a time  :-[

 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #305 on: November 01, 2012, 01:08:33 pm »
Anybody knows what bird this is?
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #306 on: November 01, 2012, 01:11:11 pm »
Another one

 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #307 on: November 01, 2012, 01:13:24 pm »
Last one
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #308 on: November 01, 2012, 01:20:28 pm »
Anybody knows what bird this is?


Looks to me like a Juvenile Black Stork... they don't have the red beak and legs...

what do you think?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #309 on: November 01, 2012, 01:36:02 pm »
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #310 on: November 01, 2012, 01:40:11 pm »
Anybody knows what bird this is?


Looks to me like a Juvenile Black Stork... they don't have the red beak and legs...

what do you think?
Although the beak looks like that on a Marabu Stork...
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #311 on: November 01, 2012, 01:41:48 pm »
Anybody knows what bird this is?


Looks like a African Openbill Strok... between Juvi and mature... maybe....
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #312 on: November 01, 2012, 01:46:00 pm »
Anybody knows what bird this is?
Looks like a African Openbill Strok... between Juvi and mature... maybe....
Looks like you are right D...
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #313 on: November 01, 2012, 01:46:28 pm »
Anybody knows what bird this is?


Looks to me like a Juvenile Black Stork... they don't have the red beak and legs...

what do you think?
Although the beak looks like that on a Marabu Stork...

My bird watching expertise level is uhm very low ...  :biggrin: But in my expert opinion I will agree about the beak  ;D I should invest in a book
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #314 on: November 01, 2012, 01:56:03 pm »
Anybody knows what bird this is?


Looks to me like a Juvenile Black Stork... they don't have the red beak and legs...

what do you think?
Although the beak looks like that on a Marabu Stork...

My bird watching expertise level is uhm very low ...  :biggrin: But in my expert opinion I will agree about the beak  ;D I should invest in a book

Thats whats lekker about not knowing - you are always learning!

Sasol does a great Bird Book and App for iPhone & Android, Roberts does a great book too.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #315 on: November 01, 2012, 02:03:34 pm »
Anybody knows what bird this is?


Looks to me like a Juvenile Black Stork... they don't have the red beak and legs...

what do you think?
Although the beak looks like that on a Marabu Stork...

My bird watching expertise level is uhm very low ...  :biggrin: But in my expert opinion I will agree about the beak   ;D I should invest in a book

Thats whats lekker about not knowing - you are always learning!

Sasol does a great Bird Book and App for iPhone & Android, Roberts does a great book too.

Spot on --You always learning -- so much more to see out there than the Big 5 ---

I have a heap of field books in my van from grass types - trees - reptiles --bugs - flowers  etc --lots of fun to take a pic and go look afterwards what you have seen  :thumleft:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #316 on: November 01, 2012, 02:29:35 pm »
Sasol does a great Bird Book and App for iPhone & Android, Roberts does a great book too.

Their new app is amazing........ much better than Sasol.

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #317 on: November 01, 2012, 03:05:23 pm »
Sasol does a great Bird Book and App for iPhone & Android, Roberts does a great book too.

Their new app is amazing........ much better than Sasol.

Full Roberts VII text and more.

Can't warrent having both unfortunately, bought the Sasol App when it came out - US$30 - the Roberts is $80 I seem to remember? Roberts book is better than the Sasol book too, imo......
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #318 on: November 01, 2012, 09:51:48 pm »
Ok you guys we have large green pigeons with yellow feet and bills .Defiantly fruit eaters and tend to favor immature bug weed fruit and wild figs. The population has grown from one pair about five years ago to a flock of about fifteen individuals. What are the color variants in this species as I have seen Green Pigeons without the yellow bits?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #319 on: November 02, 2012, 02:02:23 pm »
Ok you guys we have large green pigeons with yellow feet and bills .Defiantly fruit eaters and tend to favor immature bug weed fruit and wild figs. The population has grown from one pair about five years ago to a flock of about fifteen individuals. What are the color variants in this species as I have seen Green Pigeons without the yellow bits?

African Green Pigeon?

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