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 Post subject: Grebe: Little Grebe (Dabchick)
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:49 pm 
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Check this out for more information.

Any more information would be absolutely wonderful and pics if its possible.

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In a non-SANParks:

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They sure DO occur in KNP, Timbo.

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They are quite common in Kruger.

There is one poor little devil that swims around in the waterhole at Ok... in Et... frantically navigating round kudu, oryx, elephand et al, and when the sun goes down they switch on the spotlights and he just carries on swimming. The poor guy hasn't had any sleep for 47 years...

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Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
There is a couple swimming around in Klopperfontein, I'll edit in a photo or two later.

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As said Klopperfontein is one of the spots we see them regularly. We also saw a mother carrying 5 chicks on her back at N'waswitshaka waterhole on the S65 close to Skukuza in 2006, just after our 7 Cheetah sighting.

Below a young bird
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 Post subject: Re: Grebe: Little Grebe (Dabchick)
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Just to show you that it possible to see them in Europe too:

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The background is.... <drumroll> ... Ice! (The Hofvijver in The Hague, The Netherlands.)

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 Post subject: Re: Grebe: Little Grebe (Dabchick)
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The first dabchick in KNP I spotted Dec. 26, 2009, at Klopperfontein.

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 Post subject: Re: Grebe: Little Grebe (Dabchick)
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Quite common in the Netherlands, we call them Dodaars. Funny little ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi
Can someone please help me to ID this little fella?
Is it perhaps a juvenile Little Grebe?
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Was seen on small pond near and south of Lower Sabi.
There were no other water birds around.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Bobbi wrote:
Is it perhaps a juvenile Little Grebe?


Certainly looks like it to me... Also known as a Dabchick...


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