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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #320 on: November 02, 2012, 02:04:46 pm »
Columba arquatrix (African olive-pigeon, Rameron pigeon)
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #321 on: November 02, 2012, 02:08:56 pm »
OK Judes - I was still looking....  :laughing4:

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Has the yellow legs & beak, but appears less green?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #322 on: November 02, 2012, 02:16:56 pm »
It's the only yellow billed one I know of... :/
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #323 on: November 02, 2012, 06:38:48 pm »
Columba arquatrix (African olive-pigeon, Rameron pigeon)

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #324 on: November 03, 2012, 05:11:06 am »
Butch I will get you a Sasol birdbook for Xmas.....might even try and find you a zimmer frame as well  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #325 on: November 05, 2012, 12:24:55 pm »
Het hierdie een in my tuin afgeneem.

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #326 on: November 05, 2012, 12:27:28 pm »
Sooooo Pretty!
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #327 on: November 05, 2012, 12:33:03 pm »
Sooooo Pretty!

I went looking for it in my garden, because of its song. (hence its afrikaans name - lawaaimaker)

It sounded like a person whistling in my yard instead of a bird. It also mimics other birds, I have even heard it mimicking a nightjar
and more annoyingly someone's land-line telephone.   
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #328 on: November 05, 2012, 12:37:55 pm »
Lived in the Cape for years and I really don't remember seeing that bird! 

It sounds like a fun little ceature!  ;D
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #329 on: November 05, 2012, 12:58:21 pm »
Lived in the Cape for years and I really don't remember seeing that bird! 

It sounds like a fun little ceature!  ;D

according to the book, its only located in a thin band from Limpopo down the Coast of Natal, Eastern Cape and stops around George area. Seems to be just near the coast as well.



EDIT:   found this habitat map on the internet now.

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #330 on: November 05, 2012, 01:03:37 pm »
Hey, according to that, I may find it in the area of the farm.... just north of Swaziland... I'll keep an eye open!  Thanks.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #331 on: November 05, 2012, 01:13:51 pm »
Hey, according to that, I may find it in the area of the farm.... just north of Swaziland... I'll keep an eye open!  Thanks.

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youll hear it before you see it.   imagine someone walking down the street whistling. thats about what it sounds like. And I hear them more in the early morning and late afternoon.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #332 on: November 05, 2012, 01:20:43 pm »
Hey, according to that, I may find it in the area of the farm.... just north of Swaziland... I'll keep an eye open!  Thanks.

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youll hear it before you see it.   imagine someone walking down the street whistling. thats about what it sounds like. And I hear them more in the early morning and late afternoon.

Terrific!  A few years ago a lot of the locals sported ketties, that was stopped, and since then a lot of wild birds are re-entering the area... we are seeing new species every year, even fish eagles are now common... you just never know what next will flash past your eyes there, or trill in the bush next to you...
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #333 on: November 06, 2012, 09:19:39 am »
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #334 on: November 06, 2012, 09:33:23 am »
Blazes where did you shoot him, he looks like he's been ringed?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #335 on: November 06, 2012, 11:09:48 am »
Blazes where did you shoot him, he looks like he's been ringed?


Hi Leon --was taken up here in --Both legs are ringed ---

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« Reply #336 on: November 06, 2012, 11:13:27 am »
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #337 on: November 06, 2012, 11:19:55 am »
Blazes where did you shoot him, he looks like he's been ringed?


Hi Leon --was taken up here in --Both legs are ringed ---


Gauteng maybe? One of your back yard rides?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #338 on: November 06, 2012, 01:37:13 pm »
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