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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:03 pm 
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Anything colourful - to me they seem very exotic.

Sunbirds
Saddlebilled Stork
Lilac breasted roller.

But my favourite of all are kingfishers - any kind. And I can't explain why.


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It's really hard for me to choose just one, especially as they're ALL so different from North American birds. I love bee eaters, especially carmine bee eaters, as we have nothing like them here, and the Hoopoe, pied kingfisher, and Saddle-billed Storks, and wagtails, and Emerald-spotted Doves and laughing doves. Also intrigued by vultures, especially the lappet-faced, and all raptors as I find them impossible to identify apart from the maginificent African fish eagle. The list just goes on .... sunbirds, cape sugarbird ... oh, and the hamerkop ... and ... and ... Love ostriches (they have the most gorgeous eyelashes!!) and kori bustards and korhans, too, and ...

All in all, South African has too many remarkable birds for me to be able to pick just one â€â€


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Pel's.

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Owl - PFO
Eagle - Bateleur
Smaller - African Hoopoo
Goofiest - Hamerkop

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Some of my favourites:
- Pink-throated Longclaw (like a glass of Rose wine)Image
- Cape Gryphon (go to the attenae at the top of the mountain at Marakele to hear the wind rushing through their wings meters above your head)Image
- Little Egret (my standard photography subject, especially when they are fishing)Image


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My SO always enjoy seeing a Black Crake

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Trumpeter Hornbill - crazy about that sound.
Crimson-breasted shrike.

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As far as calls go, Black-collared Barbets are one of my favourites (just had one calling outside the window a minute ago) as well as most of the bushskrikes (Orange-breasted my fav).


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Best night calls (apart from Scopsies and Pearlies) must be Rufuos cheeked Nightjars (the sound of a Vespa starting up and running).


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Mine has to be either the Saddle-billed stork or the ground Horn-bill and then any raptor in flight.


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Richman wrote:
Mine has to be either the Saddle-billed stork or the ground Horn-bill and then any raptor in flight.

Here's a Marshall Eagle for you Richie:
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Any bee-eater or kingfisher does it for me.

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My favorites are the:
Brown Snake Eagle
Saddle Billed Stork
Paridise Flycatcher(commen yet very beautiful :) )

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This one is for Bosblues and francoisd :
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I find them cute too :)

Now, one of my favourites has to be the Blue Crane:
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:wink: Guinea-fowl number one on the list and then Ground Hornbill...

1994 I went for the first time to the Kruger Park, before my end matric exam with a bunch of Germany tourist....

We enter Phalaborwa town and the bus driver stopped and one of the German tourist ask me what birds are walking around...my English was terrible at that stage...I could not think how to transfer tarentaal from Afrikaans to English.....all that I could say it is a type of a primitive chicken......

Terrible....Uuuuuu, I am dying.....

Untill today when passing a g/fowl we say oh a primitive chicken....

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