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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby margriet » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:00 pm

hi there,
is there anyone who can help me with this one?
thanks in advance,
Margriet

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:23 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby JoelR » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:16 am

arks wrote:
margriet wrote:this one?

woolynecked stork.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby margriet » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:15 am

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.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:43 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby margriet » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:31 pm

[/quote]
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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby JoelR » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:14 pm

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!

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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:38 pm

Thanks Joel :D you make my day!!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Johann » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:43 pm

JoelR wrote:
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!


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby JoelR » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:52 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby margriet » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:28 pm

Thanks Johann and Joelr!!

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

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby michaelpr » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:16 am

What bird is this?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Pjw » Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:33 pm

Woolly-necked Stork?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby michaelpr » Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:53 pm

Thanks PJW :)

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby davejenny » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:30 pm

Definitely a Woolly-necked Stork :thumbs_up:

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