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 Post subject: Re: Pigeon, African Green
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:14 am 
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I know it's frowned at about posts not in a N.P. but i just have to share this, and it so close to KNP it's "virtually a N.P. I was having coffee this morning on our deck when i saw something in a tree nearby,which turned out to be a pair of AGP actually building a nest. In the photo(sorry about quality) one can see, i assume, the male giving the female a twig which she then places.
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 Post subject: Re: Pigeon, African Green
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Great Photos guys...........The Figs in front of Skukuza Resturant, are like a Green Pigeon Heaven :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Pigeon, African Green
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On the Mahonie loop outside Punda I found this AGP feeding on some white berry in spite of a fig tree full of ripe fruit being close by... suggesting that sometimes there are preference variations in the bird's diet. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Pigeon, African Green
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Can someone tell me why there is such colour variation in these birds.
Is it due to their diet?


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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi, I took these photo in Kruger. What is his name and is it 'rare'?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi Michael,

From this pic, I think it is an African Green Pigeon, seen regularly in Kruger.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Green pigeon

Nice :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks everyone, I'm glad I saw it. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi, I need a lot of help identifying birds! I've got lots and lots of birds that need identification! But I´ll start with 14. I'd be very glad if you could help me. It would also help if you get tell me how you identified them.
Thanks :thumbs_up:

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All of them were seen in the south of Kruger.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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1. Could be African Green-Pigeon


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Mwt,

No.1 - African Green Pigeon - shape and colour.
Hope this helps.

Just seen PL's post as I hit the submit button. I think you have them all now between us :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks for confirming Barcud! :thumbs_up:

Any more MichaelWildtuin? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Pigeon, African Green
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Took the following picture of the African Green-Pigeon close to Berg-en-Dal.

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The following is the same picture, which I just enlarged to make it easier to spot the green pigeon.

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 Post subject: Re: Pigeon, African Green
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While we watched these birds, a car with people from Texas (from the accent :D ) pulled up and we showed them these birds. At that moment my Afrikaans to English translation failed and I told them about the Parrot-Dove.

So here are the photos of the new specie called the "Parrot Dove". :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Pigeon, African Green
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This one had been feeding on wild figs at Babalala picnic spot .

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