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Offline frankmac

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1500 on: September 12, 2020, 07:10:35 pm »

Gister by Vermont soutpan


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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1501 on: September 13, 2020, 09:12:29 am »
I was unaware of the Vermont salt pan.  Just looked it up.  Thanks for the introduction.
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1502 on: September 13, 2020, 08:35:16 pm »
I love those flamingos
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1503 on: September 20, 2020, 07:35:59 pm »
Some from home this weekend
Woodhoopoe
Grey Cuckooshrike
Knysna Turaco
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1504 on: September 20, 2020, 08:38:55 pm »
That last photo.......WOW :thumleft: :thumleft:
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1505 on: September 23, 2020, 06:32:51 pm »
Karoo prinia - Hermanus cliff path

 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1506 on: September 23, 2020, 06:52:44 pm »
Some incredible pictures, well done guys!
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1507 on: September 23, 2020, 07:13:38 pm »
Karoo prinia - Hermanus cliff path



Been reading up about birding in the Western Cape including the Hermanus Cliff path
http://www.westerncapebirding.co.za/overberg/routes.php?id=16&open=302#route302

Heading that way on a birding trip soon and really looking forward to expanding my species list.
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1508 on: October 04, 2020, 08:27:31 am »
Some more recent garden ones

Should read Chinspot not Chimspot
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1509 on: October 04, 2020, 11:04:46 pm »
That piet my vrou has been eluding me forever - nice shot :thumleft:

A few on a recent trip
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1510 on: October 05, 2020, 10:21:27 am »
Some more recent garden ones

Should read Chinspot not Chimspot

You are definitely living in a bird watcher's paradise and I didn't even bring a camera or  binoculars when I was in your area
Why do things that only happen to stupid people always happen to me?
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1511 on: October 05, 2020, 08:26:52 pm »
MuisvoŽls vanoggend op kuspaadjie, Hermanus

 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1512 on: October 05, 2020, 09:53:49 pm »
This girl - Lesser Honey Guide have been bugging the breeding pair of barbets in our garden. the Lesser Honey Guide is a parasite that lays its eggs in other bird's nests. That way they dont have to raise their own young. Pretty lazy but clever I think.. Of course the poor Pied Barbets have their "hands" full keeping the honeyguide from entering.
I have been trying for the last 4 years to get a pic for the hoey guide but finally managed today. She never sits but keeps flying around the target nest.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1513 on: October 05, 2020, 10:13:30 pm »
Also had this visitor in the garden last Friday. Os course he wasn't welcomed with open "wings" by all the other locals - Gymnogene. African Harrier hawk
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1514 on: October 06, 2020, 05:26:20 am »
This girl - Lesser Honey Guide have been bugging the breeding pair of barbets in our garden. the Lesser Honey Guide is a parasite that lays its eggs in other bird's nests. That way they dont have to raise their own young. Pretty lazy but clever I think.. Of course the poor Pied Barbets have their "hands" full keeping the honeyguide from entering.
I have been trying for the last 4 years to get a pic for the hoey guide but finally managed today. She never sits but keeps flying around the target nest.

Very nice, DW.

They are pests. They target our Black-collared barbets and possibly the White-eared as well.

The male bird teases the barbets and tries to entice them to chase him, giving the female an opportunity to sneak in and drop an egg.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1515 on: November 20, 2020, 11:18:11 pm »
So the babies are making a noise in the nest - what will they be?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1516 on: November 21, 2020, 05:29:13 am »
Interesting, have you seen any evidence of eggs or chicks being tossed?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1517 on: November 21, 2020, 06:02:58 am »
Interesting, have you seen any evidence of eggs or chicks being tossed?

What brood parasite usually targets the Acacia Pied barbet, Rob? Honeyguides?

The Lesser bothers our Black-collared and White-eared barbets but haven't seen any evidence of success.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1518 on: November 21, 2020, 08:50:35 am »
Frank, according to Roberts, Lesser Honeyguide and occasionally Greater Honeyguide.

The Lesser also parasitizes the White-eared and Black-collared.
 
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1519 on: November 21, 2020, 12:48:17 pm »
I think it;s the lesser honeyguide. Seen them pestering the Barbets. I also saw the Diederiks Cuckoo here. They are also parasitic birds. Maybe this pic can clear up what it is.
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