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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:53 pm 
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we found this beauty near Sitsas, I guess they might not be all to rare but i was the first we managed to get a good shot off making it a rare addition to our picture collection.

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Does someone perhaps also know what kind of owl it is exactly?

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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Hi TomV!

Lovely pic! It is a giant eagle owl! New name - Verreaux's Eagle Owl.

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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thank you wanderw,

A birds book is definitively on our shopping list before the next trip.

We always enjoy the beauty of so many birds, time to be a bit less lazy and to put in some work and get to know them a bit better :)

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:thumbs_up: Nice sighting!

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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This topic just shows that not everything is about the big 5 , its the litlle things that realy matter .

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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The big 5 are not rare. It is quite easy to see lions in our 2 major NPs. Leopard are the most elusive and the other 3 do not occur in KTP, so the smaller animals have their day.

Just for the record, Verreaux's eagle owl are common in KTP, and often seen, but who cares, I like to see photos of them, and enjoy them with those who see these impressive birds for the first time.

I still have to see a rarity in KTP, although I have seen honey badger and brown hyena, but I would not really say they are rare, but I have also seen my only NP porcupine there.

Howzit TomV. Definitely get a bird book, and practise!

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Hi Tomv
Great pic of the owl...as BB says not too rare in KTP but I always enjoy seeing them. By the way it is also known as Milky Owl. Anybody know where it got this name from ?
Thanks for sharing Tomv

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Thanks for sharing your sighting of the blind snake. :clap: I think that goes down in my book as being rare. I certainly have never seen one in the KTP.

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Bush Baptist wrote:
The big 5 are not rare. It is quite easy to see lions in our 2 major NPs. Leopard are the most elusive and the other 3 do not occur in KTP, so the smaller animals have their day.


Howzit BB..... On the contary..... There may be buffs in KTP..... We didn't find any but we found two different skulls of buff horns.... Will post pics soon, but first i think i may just have to check to make sure they are buff. When we saw them it was the middle of the day and i hasdn't slept for three days striaght, so i'm not to sure if they are buff, also our map book says that there are both buffs and rhino in the park??????????

Now for our rare sighting which can be seen if you look at the webcam pics from sat night at the nossob cam is of two brown hyena's fighting, or some kind of dominance display. The one did all the bitting where as the other just took the bitting. Will post a video a little later......
Need to find out how to post a video again.....

Also saw bat eared foxes in both riverbeds. Three on the way to Cubitje Quap and then another two at 14th or 13th borehole......

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buffs (bufalos ?) and rhinos in KTP :shock: ... and pink elephants in the tree :wink:
yes, please, the video of brown hyenas fighting :D

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michele nel wrote:
By the way it is also known as Milky Owl. Anybody know where it got this name from ?
Thanks for sharing Tomv


According to The Hawk Conservancy Trust, The Milky Eagle Owl gets its name from the large, milky white eyelids, which are a feature unique to this species.
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michele nel wrote:
By the way it is also known as Milky Owl. Anybody know where it got this name from ?
Thanks for sharing Tomv

According to The Hawk Conservancy Trust, The Milky Eagle Owl gets its name from the large, milky white eyelids, which are a feature unique to this species.
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Thank you !!! :thumbs_up:

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Need to find out how to post a video again.....


Oh that is easy....make a wma file ( medium quality) on your editing software and upload to tinypic in the same way as would uplaod a pic.
Select the third URL option on Tinypic..and paste into TR.....does that make any sense..

:hmz: your Buff horns...maybe they were wildebeest horns?? I must admit I have heard of buffs and rhinos in the park but then I have never paid too much attention to the sightings in the extreme eastern and northern parts of the park ( Botswana side).

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timbo wrote:
Bush Baptist wrote:
The big 5 are not rare. It is quite easy to see lions in our 2 major NPs. Leopard are the most elusive and the other 3 do not occur in KTP, so the smaller animals have their day.

Howzit BB..... On the contary..... There may be buffs in KTP..... We didn't find any but we found two different skulls of buff horns.....
Have you seen gnu horns? If somebody will sponsor me, I will go and look for the buffs and post pics if I find any :twisted:

timbo wrote:
Will post pics soon, but first i think i may just have to check to make sure they are buff. When we saw them it was the middle of the day and i hasdn't slept for three days striaght, so i'm not to sure if they are buff,
After 3 days without sleep, they could also have been tusks of a mammoth, also not found in KTP. 8)

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also our map book says that there are both buffs and rhino in the park??????????.
Smart marketing :wink: Maybe my 'April fool' story could come true :twisted:

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Now for our rare sighting which can be seen if you look at the webcam pics from sat night at the nossob cam is of two brown hyena's fighting, or some kind of dominance display. The one did all the bitting where as the other just took the bitting.
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: Great sighting!!! :clap: :clap:

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Also saw bat eared foxes in both riverbeds. Three on the way to Cubitje Quap and then another two at 14th or 13th borehole......
They are often seen from Nossob northwards.

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After 3 days without sleep, they could also have been tusks of a mammoth, also not found in KTP. 8)

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