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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby fuzzmonkey » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:27 pm

Taken at the bridge outside Lower Sabie

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby Wild about cats » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:19 am

Seen at Lake Panic on a very dark, rainy morning.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby basde_vos » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:47 pm

Hi guys,

Thanks a lot! While working through our holiday photos (only about 2000 of them :lol: ), I ran into some other bird sightings which I don't know. You have probably already guessed that I'm not a bird specialist :)

Anyways, thanks for helping me out.

All birds are spotted between Olifants and Skukuza in Kruger.

4.It has a kingfisher beck, but that's all I got on this one
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Jurgen » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:25 pm

Bas

:D 2000 pics, thats a decent session!
I'm glad I can help you out, we are all in the learning curve. Do you have a field guide?
ok so here's what I think of your latest bunch

#4. Pied kingfisher (the only kingf. with only black and white colours, the giant kingf. also has black and white but with brown on the chest and underparts of wing depending on male/femalec and is larger by quite a bit)


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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wingman » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:41 am

Agree with you on all of them Jurgen :clap:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby basde_vos » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:06 am

Thanks guys,

No, don't have a field guide. One of those things you don't realize you're going to need while on holiday in SA. Looking back it would have been good to get one. Now I'm back in the Netherlands and fixing my photobook. Next safari will definitely include a field guide :lol:

As soon as I approach the Golden Gate/Addo part of my trip (working the pics) I'll probably have some more questions!

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby MarkStan » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:55 am

Caught in the act :redface: @ Lake Panic

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby Impisi08 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:55 pm

Pied Kingfisher from the Lake Panic bird hide.

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby oddesy » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:10 am

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bird ID

Unread postby jnaflwr » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:12 am

Hi, can I have your help on the ID of this bird? It was in the Okavango Delta in Botswana and it was over the water.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:49 am

Hi there, looks like a Pied Kingfisher to me :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby davejenny » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:39 pm

Definitely a Pied Kingfisher - a male because of the double vbreast-band

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby Mant » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:51 pm

Hi,

Saw this one on the Sabie River Bridge on the 28th March.

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby Sprocky » Mon May 03, 2010 6:08 pm

A quick one taken yesterday.

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby BushFairy » Sat May 15, 2010 10:02 pm

Hi all :)

Here is a pic that I took at the Biyamiti Wehr

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