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Carmines were all over the place.

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Loads on the road from lower sabie to tshokwani , we witnessed a flock of these and some amur falcons catching flying ants emerging after a rain storm , it was a real sight .

There is a flock roosting at girivana dam , and they catch some late afternoon snacks in the dam .

Tshokwane picnic site has a lot also , I got these at tshokwane in January .
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great pics you guys :!: :cam:
i remember about 2years ago. we were near Letaba if i remember correctly and we were driving for about 1km and there were just Carmine and White-fronted bee-eaters everywhere. it was definately one of my most favourite sightings. :dance:

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bucky wrote:
There is a flock roosting at girivana dam , and they catch some late afternoon snacks in the dam .


We watched this same flock in action at Girivana (and other birdlife) for about 45 minutes.

This one was there to greet me as I entered the park at Numbi Gate :

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Bee-eaters are real "feel-good" birds.

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In the beginning of Jan 07 we found them in the road. It was on the H1-7 just after S56 turnoff. They were amazing to watch. Maybe it's a stupid question, but what is the difference between the brown ones and the red ones? Is it male and female?
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Sirheni and surrounding roads are a good place to see them

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Never have I seen so many of these beautiful birds in Kruger as on this last trip last month. :D

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wildheart wrote:
Maybe it's a stupid question, but what is the difference between the brown ones and the red ones? Is it male and female?


The brown ones are juveniles.

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I think the carmine colour is the breeding plumage. They go duller (browner) when not sexy!

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 Post subject: Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater
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Another one seen in Kruger this Feb.

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 Post subject: Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater
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Sadly I saw none in Kruger last neek. Maybe because thay have not yet arrived.

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Hello,

We shall be in Kruger National Park next February and should like to see carmin bee eaters. Do you think that they will be there in that month ? Do you know specias places to see them ?
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Hello
The last time I was in Kruger from end of Feb to mid March I had numerous sightings of carmine b e´s at no specific places however this was mainly in the south of the Park. They migrate from South Africa to Central Africa around March and so you should be lucky.

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Have seen them in summer from Satara to Croc Bridge, but then we didn't go north of Satara.

Look for them flying, like typical bee-eaters they swoop down and then swing up again.

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Saw quite a number of them between Mopani and Punda this december :thumbs_up:

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