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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:00 pm 
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hi there,
is there anyone who can help me with this one?
thanks in advance,
Margriet

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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margriet wrote:
hi there,
is there anyone who can help me with this one?
thanks in advance,
Margriet

A bit hard to tell without a link to a larger image, but I think that it may be a woolynecked stork.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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margriet wrote:
this one?

woolynecked stork.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks arks!
So it wasn't a raptor after all :redface:

I've now seen another picture at the internet, what a beautiful stork!!
I've never seen it before, hope to see it next time on the ground.

Margriet

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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margriet wrote:
Thanks arks!
So it wasn't a raptor after all :redface:

I've now seen another picture at the internet, what a beautiful stork!!
I've never seen it before, hope to see it next time on the ground.

Margriet

If Joel agrees with my tentative ID, :wink: then it's definitely the woolynecked stork. I've never seen on flying 8) but often see them along waterways in northern KNP. Where did you see yours?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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If Joel agrees with my tentative ID, :wink: then it's definitely the woolynecked stork. I've never seen on flying 8) but often see them along waterways in northern KNP. Where did you see yours?[/quote]

Hi Arks, are they summer and winter in Kruger? I will start in the northern part of Kruger in July, so I hope to see one then! :pray:
I saw this one in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi, near Mpila Camp (sorry no SAN)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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...are they summer and winter in Kruger? I will start in the northern part of Kruger in July, so I hope to see one then! :pray:
I saw this one in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi, near Mpila Camp (sorry no SAN)

Partly resident, partly migrant according to Roberts. They are not as common in Kruger as they are in KZN, but I have personally recorded them once in July in Kruger, next to a small pool close to Sirheni Bush Camp. So good omens for the northern part of the park!


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margriet wrote:
...are they summer and winter in Kruger? I will start in the northern part of Kruger in July, so I hope to see one then! :pray:
I saw this one in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi, near Mpila Camp (sorry no SAN)

Partly resident, partly migrant according to Roberts. They are not as common in Kruger as they are in KZN, but I have personally recorded them once in July in Kruger, next to a small pool close to Sirheni Bush Camp. So good omens for the northern part of the park!


I recorded my first at Jones dam in June 2005. Also saw a few around Leeupan in April 2006. Most other sightings further north, from Olifants river north-wards.

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Yeah, was just commenting on my "July in the North" sightings. In KNP I also saw them at Mazithi Dam (March), Timbavati road (May), N'wanetsi Dam (May) and in front of the Lower Sabie restaurant (February). 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks Johann and Joelr!!

I'm looking forward to see the woolynecked stork in July!! :dance: :dance:

Margriet

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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After a splendid holiday in SA, I'm in the process of creating my photobook.

Who can identify the following bird for me?

1. It was spotted in Kruger, somewhere between Skukuza and Olifants.
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Thanks,

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi bas good to see you share an interest in our feathery friends :thumbs_up:

Woolly-necked stork

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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What bird is this?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Woolly-necked Stork?

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