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 Post subject: Survey: Saddle-billed stork
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:53 am 
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SANParks and the Endangered Wildlife Trust are running a photographic survey of saddle-billed storks in the Kruger National Park until the end of August next year.
The previous survey conducted in 1993 suggested that fewer than 60 birds remained in the park. To take part, send in a clear photograph of both sides of the bird´s face and bill along with the date sighted, location and any other details that may be relevant to storks@ewt.org.za

See also: http://www.ewt.org.za/news_fullstory.aspx?newsID=523

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 Post subject: Re: Survey: Saddle-billed stork
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Wow. Photograph BOTH sides of the bird's face and beak :hmz:

I wonder how many people have been fortunate enough to get a bird to be that obliging? I imagine the judges gallery will start looking a bit like "Police File" in the wild!


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 Post subject: Re: Survey: Saddle-billed stork
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We were fortunate to see Saddle-billed stork on a number of occasions over the past couple of years, and I do have a pretty good record of where we saw them...
But I do not have photo's of BOTH sides of the bird's face and beak ...

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 Post subject: Re: Survey: Saddle-billed stork
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I have the same problem as Dupacc ...

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 Post subject: Re: Survey: Saddle-billed stork
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Maybe we should pool our resources. I've got the LEFT side of the one I snapped in August near Satara. Anybody got his/her RIGHT side so we can stitch or "jigsaw puzzle" an entry together? :cam:

Gonna be a bit like swapping football cards when we were kids....


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 Post subject: Re: Survey: Saddle-billed stork
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Mubi wrote:
Maybe we should pool our resources. I've got the LEFT side of the one I snapped in August near Satara. Anybody got his/her RIGHT side so we can stitch or "jigsaw puzzle" an entry together? :cam:

Gonna be a bit like swapping football cards when we were kids....

hehehe. I'm gonna get me one of those fancy new 3D cameras ;)

It is indeed a tall order. Can we submit one-sided photos too or will they not be useful?

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 Post subject: Re: Survey: Saddle-billed stork
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I found 2 last week at Leeupan, Both obliged with RH profile and full face but objected to having the left side shot, I insisted but the just buried their beaks in the mud.


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 Post subject: Re: Survey: Saddle-billed stork
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Had a look through my pics and will be able to oblige!!! Saw the pair of saddlebilled storks in the pool of water at the Shingwedzi causeway and just snapped away with my camera (august 2009). The result is that I think I have both birds with both sides of the face! :D Will sort out pics later today and get off to the email addy shown by Duques.


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 Post subject: Re: Survey: Saddle-billed stork
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Does anyone know WHY they need both sides? Aren't Saddle-billed storks easy to identify?


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 Post subject: Re: Survey: Saddle-billed stork
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michaelpr... I am purely guessing but I think the exact bird ID they get by looking at the markings on the bills (how the black and red parts blend - the pattern??). Something like the markings on a wild dog are used to ID the specific animal. Having said that, would be good if someone expert could confirm this. :huh:

See my pics taken on 01 Aug 2009 at the causeway over the Shingwedzi River. Was lucky enough to get left and right sides of both the male (brown eyes) and the female (yellow eyes) :D Only problem is that the survey started 01 Sept, so perhaps they will not be used???

Female Left Side

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Female Right Side

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Male Left Side

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Male Right Side

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