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Spurfowl: Swainson's Spurfowl

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Spurfowl: Swainson's Spurfowl

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Re: Spurfowl: Swainson's Spurfowl

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Re: Spurfowl: Swainson's Spurfowl

Unread postby Barcud » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:43 pm

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Re: Spurfowl: Swainson's Spurfowl

Unread postby adw » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:32 pm

Photographed in the Satara camping area.

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Re: Spurfowl: Swainson's Spurfowl

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 12, 2012 9:28 pm

This photo was taken close to Satara.

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Re: Spurfowl: Swainson's Spurfowl

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 12, 2012 9:29 pm

This photo was taken close to Satara.

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Re: Spurfowl: Swainson's Spurfowl

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:10 am

Thank you everyone for sharing your stunning pics..great thread. :thumbs_up: ..I just love their call. :dance: :dance:
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Identification help - spurfowl rolls in rhino poop

Unread postby nobradors » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:19 am

Hi!
While on our safari in KNP we came across this nice yet filthy bird, which I cannot identify. Some kind of fowl (Red-necked Spurfowl? Swainson's?). The legs were blueaish in colour, and what made it brand into our memories is the fact it was most happily and delightedly wallowing in rhino poop like there's no tomorrow. :redface:
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Identification help - spurfowl rolls in rhino poop

Unread postby bushguy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:51 am

Nice place for a bath!

Swainson's Spurfowl.
Spring is sprung, Der grass is riz, I wonder where dem boidies is?
Der boids is on der wing,
Ain't dat absoid?
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Re: Identification help - spurfowl rolls in rhino poop

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:27 pm

Swainson's... Lots of fun to be in a rhino midden; lots of bits to eat also!

A red-necked spurfowl has red legs as well. Distribution range falls outside of KNP.
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Re: Identification help - spurfowl rolls in rhino poop

Unread postby nobradors » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:40 pm

Thank you! I love game meat, but on seeing this beauty I vowed never to eat one! :lol: I prefer more appetizing marinades... :doh:


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