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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby ekoppen » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:04 am

We have never been into identifying birds before on our trips to KNP but I think it's time we start. Can anybody help us with the identity of this bird? :doh:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:00 am

Good start, Ed.

Carmine Bee-eater

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby ekoppen » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:50 am

arks wrote:Good start, Ed.

Carmine Bee-eater

Do you have a field guide? This is a bird that you should be easily able to ID for yourself — which is a BIG boost to your confidence — with a field guide. Very soon you'll be helping others with IDs here :thumbs_up:


Thank you very much Arks....Yes, when we return to KNP in November I'll definitely pick up a field guide....they aren't readily available here in Florida. We are looking forward to familiarizing ourselves with the birds of Africa. Going north this year (Punda Maria) which I understand is good birding.....Thanks again,...Ed

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:57 am

:redface: Whoops! Sorry, Ed, I hadn't noticed that you're based in Florida. But I'm glad you're planning on getting a field guide on your next visit. :thumbs_up: And meanwhile, DO please keep asking for help here, the birding fundis on this forum are a HUGE resource! I've learned SO much from them :clap:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:25 am

ekoppen wrote: ....when we return to KNP in November ....Going north this year (Punda Maria) which I understand is good birding.....


That northern sector of Kruger has some of the best birding in South Africa! :thumbs_up: And November is prime time!
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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:10 pm

These Juveniles were seen in Kruger this Feb.

Hadn't noticed the blue stripe on the chest before?
Can't seen to find it in any of my guide books.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby sarafl » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:09 am

Hi everyone. Just returned from Kruger and clueless about some of my bird sightings as usual. Any help identifying these would be appreciated. All pictures were taken in February.

6. Near Letaba- Southern Carmine Bee-eater with spider friends?
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7. Near Letaba- Southern Carmine Bee-eater in flight?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:50 am

will try too

6. Southern Carmine Bee-eater... in flight too :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:45 am

6. Southern Carmine Bee-eater

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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby yoda » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:19 pm

Scottm,

Very nice :thumbs_up:

Where were these photos taken?

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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Scottm » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:48 pm

Yoda... Pics taken at Mapungubwe on the Limpopo ... Feb '14
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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby yoda » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:55 am

Scottm wrote:Yoda... Pics taken at Mapungubwe on the Limpopo ... Feb '14


:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

I have seen them a few times in Kruger. But always only individual birds.
Must be fantastic to see a whole flock of them.

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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Dupacc » Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:57 pm

March 2014 near Satara



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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Ladybirder » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:06 pm

Great picture Dupacc :clap: :clap: :clap:


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