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 Post subject: Coucal, Senegal
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:31 pm 
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Was lucky to see this bird for the first time in KNP recently, near Pafuri picnic spot...
(have seen them twice before in Mapungubwe)

Luckily he posed just right so we could easily see that there were no white bars on the tail 8) :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Senegal Coucal
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:26 am 
My pix, showing the rump, are not nearly in the class of those of the pro above :mrgreen: ….but I’m also quite happy with my sighting! :D (03 December 2010, Mashikiri waterhole between Puda and Pafuri)

There were two birds and initially they were right next to the road….
Pic taken through windscreen

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Unfortunately the Total truck driver did not share our excitement with the sighting and came racing past, chasing the birds further away from the road. :evil:

The one bird went hunting in the grass below a tree

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The partner was sitting in the tree

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And after a while they, quite discreetly, found each other…. :whistle:

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 Post subject: Senegal coucals
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:30 pm 
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I have just found the following on the zestforbirds.co.za website on rarities dated 2/02/2012 - the discovery of
breeding SENEGAL COUCALS in the north of the Kruger National Park. The location is on the left of the H1-7, about 100 m from where the H13-1 (tar road from Punda Maria) makes a T-junction with the H1-7, in the direction of Shingwedzi.
According to the writer this is apparently the first confirmed breeding record for the KNP.


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 Post subject: Re: Senegal coucals
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:47 pm 
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Most interesting.

Senegal Coucal is a fairly regular sighting in the Makuleke CNP, it is pretty safe to assume that they breed there as well.

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