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 Post subject: Rufous-tailed Palm-thrush
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Bush Baptist, you mean this Palmthrush? :twisted: :twisted:

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Unfortunately we didn't get any pics of Grey Kestrel...

Habitat:Resident on the western parts of the Cunene River in Northern Namibia. Riverine shrub and palm savanna.
Upper parts: Crown and back rufous with a very distinctive rufous upper tail.
Under parts: Pale throat and belly
Eyes are a deep red.
Very shy secretive bird with a beautiful melodious call.


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 Post subject: Re: Rufous-tailed Palm-thrush
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:07 pm 
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Hi Lizet...managed to track it down by its lovely call.
Spent hours watching a pair amongst many other birds in the riverine vegatation before the one decided to fly off into Angola.
Had a good sighting of this bird but missed finding Grey Kestrel...now where did you find it??
What a lovely area - also loved the huge flocks of Madagascar Bee-eaters - a real summer treat!

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 Post subject: Re: Rufous-tailed Palm-thrush
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o-dog,
I saw my first Kestrel on a pilon just where the tarred road from Ruacana turn dirt. But that's not the classic place to find them, they like the same palm habitat as the palmthrush and many people see them a bit future west in the palms next to the river


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 Post subject: Re: Rufous-tailed Palm-thrush
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:55 pm 
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The very one Lizet :thumbs_up:

We saw ours in the grounds of the lodge we camped at, and the Kestrel on the booze cruise!

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