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Swallow, Mosque

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:32 pm

I am 100% certain that I saw these on the Mahonie Loop in Kruger on 21 and 22 November.

I made sure they had a white throat and white (part) underwing. No pics I am afraid as they flew far too fast to focus on, and seemed very nervous. SO bumped the hooter by mistake, and they were gone! We did however see them again at the same spot (feeding over a small dam of water) the following day where I made sure I had the right ID.
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Re: Swallow, Mosque

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:14 pm

something like that ?

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Re: Swallow, Mosque

Unread postby fuzzmonkey » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:19 pm

Great pic anne-marie.......but that is a Barn (European) Swallow :P

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Re: Swallow, Mosque

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:08 pm

sorry... :redface: thank fuzzmonkey :D
not the good ID... in the forum :?
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Unread postby Batmad » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:24 pm

We saw some on the Morhene loop on the 20 of December :D
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Re: Swallow, Mosque

Unread postby Betelgeuse » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:12 am

Hi DB
Sorry, only caught up with the thread now :redface:

It sounds like a positive ID to me - we've seen them around the loop at that exact spot quite a few times (I almost want so say regularly). It's either a pair or a whole flock of Mosque swallows that usually perches on that dead tree before swooping down to the water to drink or swoop around catching some insects. :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Jumbo » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:45 am

Seen on the 10 December 2010, at their nest in Von Weilligh’s Baobab (on S93)

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Re: Swallow, Mosque

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:59 am

a real Swallow Mosque :clap:
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Re: Swallow, Mosque

Unread postby Betelgeuse » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:29 am

nice! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Swallow, Mosque

Unread postby Manovo-Gounda » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:20 pm

Stunning sighting & picture Jumbo!!! :clap:

Is there are breeding colony at the Baobab or did you see just a single bird?

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Re: Swallow, Mosque

Unread postby Jumbo » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:35 am

Thanks Manovo-Gounda :D

There were only two birds at one nest (a hole in one of the branches) …if you spend some time at the tree you are bound to see them :wink:

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Re: Swallow, Mosque

Unread postby Manovo-Gounda » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:54 pm

Thanks Jumbo!

I will go to look for them at Von Weilligh’s Baobab (on S93) during my next Kruger trip in March. I have not seen them in KNP yet.
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Re: Swallow, Mosque

Unread postby WildWings » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:18 pm

Saw a pair recently along the Sabie river. Got a very bad photo of one.
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Re: Swallow, Mosque

Unread postby Johann » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:00 pm

Not the best photo but it'll have to do as a record shot for now. Taken at a baobab on the H1-9, north of Pafuri where I believe they are nesting.

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Re: Swallow, Mosque

Unread postby granjan » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:44 pm

A terrible cropped pic but I was really pleased to see this mosque swallow in a baobab just north of Babalala
in April.
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