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 Post subject: Re: Pink-throated Twinspot
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:25 am 
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Yellow-billed Hornbill you say? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Pink-throated Twinspot
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Had a rather surprising sighting of pink-throated twinspot about 5 or 6 km's north of Babalala picnic site on 19 June :dance: . No pics unfortunately :( , it disappeared into the mopani's before I could get around to dropping the bins and grabbing the camera :lol: ... the only reason I saw it in the first place was because it flitted across the road as we were driving north, so I stopped right next to it and got a few moments of viewing pleasure before it moved on...


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 Post subject: Re: Pink-throated Twinspot
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walt3 wrote:
Usual spot for lb canary WTM ? If you share your secret I will divulge where I usually find yellow-billed hornbill in KNP. :)


Hi walt3,

I have very good luck with Lemon-breasted Canary on the Crooks' Corner, Pafuri picnic spot road intersection. Had a look around those palms there.

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Nice, where?
I saw my first Twinspot at Gundani Mutsiwa in December


The only reliable spot is unfortunately along a stretch of road not open to the public, Josh. It is called the sandveld and runs along the eastern border of Kruger about 10km south of the Pafuri Police station.

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 Post subject: Re: Pink-throated Twinspot
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:23 pm 
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Ya the Pink-throateds are dirt common in the sandveld, so if you're ever on the Lebombo 4x4 you go straight through that section, oddly enough the Rudd's Apalis are much more regular along the fence road only a few hundred meters away, and the pink-throateds on the central road, very very odd!!
I have seen Pink-throateds on the Mahonie loop though, roughly at these co-ordinates (guessing from memory though) 22°40'21.25"S, 30°59'51.91"E, there's a section of Guibortia conjugata/Baphia masaiensis bush, the same habitat type that they are found in at the Nyandu sandveld although not as dense, always worth a look though if you're around, even though they are scarce here!


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 Post subject: Re: Pink-throated Twinspot
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Only my second ever sighting of these gorgeous birds, found just south of Komatipoort on private land.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Nice one Daan!


Here is one of Laine's photos of this little beauty!

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