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Flycatcher, African Paradise-

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Re: African Paradise-flycatcher

Unread postby Hippotragus » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:10 pm

Hi wildfreak

Yes, we are lucky with our birds. We live on a smallholding of about 7 acres with very nice shrubs, trees, etc.

I have counted 53 species so far. Haven't posted yet, 'cos I really want to try and get more!!!

We've had Egyptian Geese, Helmeted Guineafowl, Blacksmith and Crowned Lapwings nesting in our paddocks. Laughing Doves often nest in the rafters of the stables (the horses are very protective of "their" babies!).

What is really wonderful is that all my staff are taking an interest in the birds and will rescue any injured bird - for me to give to a friend who rescues birds and, when they are healed, returns them to the wild.
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Re: African Paradise-flycatcher

Unread postby Hippotragus » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:51 am

Update: male's nest-building efforts have now been accepted by female.
The nest is an amazing piece of art - a perfect little cup made from lichen.

I think she has laid her egg/s and is sitting on them.

Can't wait for the youngsters to arrive.

The young Hadeda Ibis (nest just above the Flycatchers) is doing well.
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Re: Flycatcher, African Paradise-

Unread postby Tilandi » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:18 am

Found this little chick trying to fly up against a wall, sat still for a few pic's and managed to fly back in the trees. Taken 13/1/10 @ Ngwenya Lodge just outside Croc-Bridge. :D
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Re: Flycatcher, African Paradise-

Unread postby DuQues » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:23 pm

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Re: Flycatcher, African Paradise-

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:29 am

Not always easy to grab good pics off the male, but I finally managed to grab one as he sat still for a couple of seconds.

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