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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #80 on: July 19, 2012, 01:11:22 pm »
Guess what this is: clues: Its not a Burchell's Coucal. Photo was taken in Malawi.

 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #81 on: July 19, 2012, 01:44:11 pm »
vleiloerie of n spookvoel
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #82 on: July 19, 2012, 02:06:20 pm »
Vleiuloerie.

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #83 on: July 19, 2012, 02:11:25 pm »
I think a Vleiloerie is a Burchell's Coucal, and he said it's not one?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #84 on: July 19, 2012, 04:04:41 pm »
1st Guess - Senegal Coucal
2nd Guess - Coppery-tailed Coucal

And thats all I can find in the cheat-sheet
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #85 on: July 19, 2012, 06:46:59 pm »
My 1st Guess also Senegal Coucal
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #86 on: July 20, 2012, 08:18:35 am »
Climbing Turtle and Giepie is correct. Its a Senegal Cougal, the other cougals are not found in that area where i took the photo, but it looks almost like the Vleiloerie (Burchell's Cougal), well i could not see the difference.

Another thing, you must get the Chaimberlain's bird book. Birds of Africa, South of the Sahara. there is lot of interesting birds in there which do not live in SA, makes me want to go travel through Africa.



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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #87 on: July 20, 2012, 08:22:12 am »
Thanks Beltzer - I use the Sasol and Roberts books mainly - and I have the Sasol book App loaded on my iPhone for emergency use....! Picked up the Coucal as it was the only one outside of SA with the couling etc.

I will look out for the Chaimberlains book.....

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #88 on: July 20, 2012, 08:41:46 am »
African Olive Pigeon - in my garden - East Rand

Black Headed Oriole - Mabula Game Reserve
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #89 on: July 22, 2012, 12:40:17 am »
Nice! I havn't seen a Black Headed Oriole in a long long time!
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #90 on: July 23, 2012, 08:48:36 am »
Black Oyster Catcher - Whale Trail - De Hoop Nature Reserve - Southern Cape

Collared Barbet - Home - East Rand
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #91 on: July 23, 2012, 12:45:16 pm »
Hmmmmmmmmmmm --nice to see that a cool thread has been started --One of my Passions -- been birding since the age of 10 --just hope they will stop changing the names  ::)

Both are now been on the threatened list for a while --

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #92 on: July 23, 2012, 01:14:18 pm »
Thanks Blazes, I have not seen a Ground Hornbill in the wild for a long time, hope to see one later this year when I go to Kruger, which is the only place I've ever seen them in the wild.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #93 on: July 23, 2012, 01:54:15 pm »
We see Ground Hornbills fairly often in the southern part of the park, near Berg-en-Dal - they also have a couple of families at Mabula (there is a breeding project there).

Blazes - really nice clear pics - what camera & lens? Clearly something bigger than my little Sigma 70-300  ;D

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #94 on: July 24, 2012, 07:29:00 am »
We see Ground Hornbills fairly often in the southern part of the park, near Berg-en-Dal - they also have a couple of families at Mabula (there is a breeding project there).

Blazes - really nice clear pics - what camera & lens? Clearly something bigger than my little Sigma 70-300  ;D

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #95 on: July 24, 2012, 04:55:37 pm »
Here are some of mine
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #96 on: July 24, 2012, 05:03:31 pm »
Have you ID'd them Koot?

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #97 on: July 24, 2012, 05:07:48 pm »
Hi CT,

Nope, I took them during some travels. The first one is a seagull in New Zealand, the next two was taken in North-West from very close up, they are extremely small little birds. And the last one was taken in Corfu, Mediteranean.

My knowledge and experience confirm all to be birds! :imaposer: :pot:

Do you have any idea?

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #98 on: July 24, 2012, 05:13:04 pm »
OK - I'll go first....

The first one is Bill.....  :imaposer:

Seriously tho, no clue on the foreigners - I battle enough with the local birds!!!

Lets see what the Oracle says tonight though  :thumleft:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #99 on: July 24, 2012, 05:26:00 pm »
We made up a Owl house about 5m up on top of some feng shwee Rugby poles in the garden and Guess who has pulled in, If they pay the rent by eating 5 mice a night they can stay,