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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:00 am 
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Good start, Ed.

Lilac-breasted Roller

Do you have a field guide? This is a bird that you should be easily able to ID for yourself — which is a BIG boost to your confidence — with a field guide. Very soon you'll be helping others with IDs here :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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arks wrote:
Good start, Ed.

Lilac-breasted Roller

Do you have a field guide? This is a bird that you should be easily able to ID for yourself — which is a BIG boost to your confidence — with a field guide. Very soon you'll be helping others with IDs here :thumbs_up:


Thank you very much Arks....Yes, when we return to KNP in November I'll definitely pick up a field guide....they aren't readily available here in Florida. We are looking forward to familiarizing ourselves with the birds of Africa. Going north this year (Punda Maria) which I understand is good birding.....Thanks again,...Ed

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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:redface: Whoops! Sorry, Ed, I hadn't noticed that you're based in Florida. But I'm glad you're planning on getting a field guide on your next visit. :thumbs_up: And meanwhile, DO please keep asking for help here, the birding fundis on this forum are a HUGE resource! I've learned SO much from them :clap:

Have a great trip!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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....when we return to KNP in November ....Going north this year (Punda Maria) which I understand is good birding.....


That northern sector of Kruger has some of the best birding in South Africa! :thumbs_up: And November is prime time!

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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I can't not take pics of these birds when I go to Kruger even tho' I have lots!
Here's one of the latest batch.

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Help needed with ID for this one. Conflicting debatable as to what it is.

Phot taken May this year early morning as sun shows Lower Sabie area.

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Lilac-breasted roller in bad light...


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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Saw this beautiful fellow on our recent trip. I just love taking their pictures, they always turn out nice.

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"Wow, that is a most impressive pic of a beautiful bird! :clap:

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