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Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:03 am

Nice birds WillieV and Anne-Marie :thumbs_up:
Avocat and Wattled starling are new sightings for me in KTP :D

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I can imagine the story in Nossob hide. :big_eyes:
Lucky, it was only a small CVBT !

African red-eyed bulbul in Gharagab ,july 2011

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2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:15 am

African red-eyed bulbul,Gharagab july 2011

Are you still there ?

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2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:04 pm

Great sighting and images!!!! :clap: :clap:

Crimson-breasted Shrike in the open

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:10 pm

Beautiful crimson-breasted shrike , Jan :clap: :clap:
All my shots of this "hopping bird" are quite blurred :wall:

Laughing dove in Mata Mata rest camp


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Carpe diem

2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:17 pm

Beautiful bird WillieV :clap: :clap:

Pygmy Falcon in july 2011 , not far from Union's End

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Carpe diem

2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:03 pm

Great sightings and image!!!

Love the Tawny's

Young Tawny drinking.....

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:38 pm

Very nice Tawny .Well captured :clap: :clap:

I found a shot of this hopping Crimson-breasted Shrike not too blurred

Crimson-breasted Shrike in Gharagab july 2011


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2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:18 pm

Cape sparrow ,female ?


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Need confirmation of ID ,thanks
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2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby WillemK » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:47 am

Goronta wrote:Cape sparrow ,female ?


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Need confirmation of ID ,thanks


Hi Goronta

Looks like a Southern Grey-headed Sparrow to me. It does not have the white line above the eye (female Cape sparrow).
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby WillieV » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:15 pm

Immature Lanner Falcon
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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:11 pm

Fork-tailed drongo in july 2011 , in the same tree where I took the shot of a pigmy falcon


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Carpe diem

2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:23 pm

And now the two !

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2015:
Namibia july 21th-22th,
Kgalagadi july 23th-August 3rd,
K.K july 23th-24th,
Urikaruus july 25th-26th,
Nossob july 27th- 28th
Grootkolk july 29th-30th -31st
Mata Mata august 1st - 2nd
Namibia august 3rd - 19th

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:02 pm

Great sightings Goronta :clap: :clap:

Lappet-faced Vulture

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:32 am

Dusky Sunbird/Souimanga fuligineux
saw at Kieliekrankie, January 2012

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:03 pm

Sabota Lark/Alouette sabota

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there is several sorts of Lark in/at the little point of view, just after Houmoed (at the arrival of the Leeuwdril trail... or someting like that, sorry don't remember exactly the name :redface: )
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