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 Post subject: Beautiful Five
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:43 pm 
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On my last night drive the guide told us that the rangers are going to
introduce a new list called "The Ugly Five", including hippo, warthog,
baboon, hyaena and marabou stork. I can´t see the ugliness in these
creatures (espicially in hippos, warthogs and hyaenas) so maybe its
nicer to find "The Beautiful Five" :D
On my list I have:
cheetah
nyala
ringhals cobra
martial eagle
woodland kingfisher (could be any other kingfisher but the call of wk
is like a symbol of the park for me) :lol:
Other suggestions? I know its a tough decision, maybe a Beautiful 10,
20... would be better :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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For me you can remove that snake and add the leopard. Sorry, but cannot handle snakes. Also love the woodland kingfisher and its call.

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Carmine bee-eater
Serval
Leopard
Nyala
Bateleur

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Black Eyed Bull-Bull(The voice)
Elephant
Crocodile
Carmine Bee-eater
Bateleur

& lots more. :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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This is a tough one :hmz:
Hoepoe
Yellowbilled Roller
Brown-headed Parrot
Pearlspotted Owlet
Bee eaters - "sommer" all of them

Oops already 5 :tongue: ......

Leopard
Warthog
Can't make up my mind, each and everyone has got something special. Must say also not very fond of snakes, spider etc. too close to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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GP's choices:
Kudu bull
Bateleur
Black (mamba) swallowtail butterfly
Gaboenadder
Leopard

Mine are quite different:
Sable
Armoured cricket
Carmine bee-eater
Malachite Kingfisher
Caracal

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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flying cheetah wrote:
woodland kingfisher (could be any other kingfisher but the call of wk is like a symbol of the park for me)

Like this?

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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How nice Duques, thank you!

Not the most beautiful 5 nor 10 nor 20 more likely
40/50 :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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@ DuQues :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Sable
Dwarf mongoose
Giant Eagle owl
Serval
Grey Duiker

DuQues :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: for WKF call, how about a posting of African Fish Eagle and Birchells coucall. Please please. Some of us overseas are starved of African bush sounds, theyre beatifull :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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What a great thread...but what a difficult problem :hmz:

Mine would be
Serval
Dwarf Mongoose
Nyala
Bateleur
Carmine Bee-eater...

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Caracal
Nyala
Steenbok
Cheetah
Sable


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Mine are:

Giraffe
Sable
Kudu
Nyala
Leopard

Thanks
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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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I agree with all the previous mentioned posts, but have to include the white-tail mongoose and genets. Saw them past weekend in Sabi Sand and they are gorgeous - especially the fluffy tail of the mongoose. Now that reminds me of the beautiful bush babies :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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:hmz: Mine would be:
Serval
Kudu
Lilac-Breasted Roller
Scops Owl
Genet

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