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Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:53 pm

I saw one drinking water at Makhohlolo in KNP. It actually squats by sitting on its bottom part of its legs. It is correct that it sucks and does not scoop the water up.

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Unread postby richardharris » Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:56 am

Taken in December 2004

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Unread postby Johann » Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:32 pm

Saw 5 this past weekend. All in the Satara area. They were not eager to pose for pics though. Will see if I did manage to capture one when I work through my pics.
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Unread postby richardharris » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:47 am

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Unread postby francoisd » Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:01 pm

During our last trip in February we saw Kori Bustards on the S100 on two occasions. This one I however photographed in Mapungubwe in September 2005
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:33 am

Great place to look for them Avon.
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Unread postby cybeR@NGER » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:30 pm

Enjoying the shade :

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Unread postby Andy Pay » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:14 pm

Between Olifants and Satara, 13th August this year:
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Unread postby Impisi08 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:50 pm

I always see kori bustards on the S 90 between the S 89 turn off and Bangu.

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Unread postby Muhammad » Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:17 pm

@ Bangu waterhole
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:39 pm

DuQues wrote:For Kori's one should go to KTP, you see plenty there!

They can indeed fly:

They don't like to fly, and the ones that I have 'encouraged' to do so were not too keen :twisted:
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Kori Bustard

Unread postby Jan Havenga » Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:25 pm

Some info on Kori Bustards if anyone can give please. I seem to think that at some stage they were one of the protected species of birds and that if possible sightings of them were requested to be reported. Is that still he case? They are extremely interesting to watch and they still remain a cool sighting when spotted , especially in flight. Thanx 8)
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Re: Kori Bustard

Unread postby Nannie » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:10 pm

Saw 5 on Tues. the 19'th on the S28 and S90 at 3 different spots.It has been a very long time since we last saw them in the park, I was pleased we had arranged to meet VVG at Satara for a counle of days,otherwise we would not have seen these guys.

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Unread postby Batmad » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:57 am

I normally see them looking for food on the groung in kruger, but i have yet to see them doing a mating desplay
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Unread postby Jock » Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:33 am

We saw this Kori Bustard on the S130 in June. Turned out to be a great road with a cheetah and rhino also seen. :clap:

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