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Sandgrouse, Double-banded

Unread postby arks » Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:47 am

Male (right) and female doublebanded sandgrouse

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:16 pm

Lovely shots Andy and arks.

Unfortunately I cannot show you the first ones I ever saw, on the H7, because a poepol (inconsiderate individual) in a merc squeezed between me and them while I was focusing the camera.

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Unread postby arks » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:00 am

Thanks, BB. I saw lots and lots and lots of them in April/May, particularly near Shimuwini and all the sand roads north of the H9. These were alongside either the S131 or S133, and weren't even disturbed by a safari truck, which actually stopped long enough for the guests to have a look at them 8) Most of the pairs that I saw (and they were always pairs) seemed quite undisturbed by traffic. I've also had the experience of another vehicle driving between me and whatever I was observing — including a huge motorcoach on the H1-5 south of Olifants :twisted: :roll:
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Unread postby BushCall » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:01 pm

These are great Game Birds found all over Kruger on the sides of the road.....
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Unread postby francoisd » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:18 pm

Seen around 6am next to the Batleur access road

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Double-banded Sandgrouse

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:49 pm

Seen on the S30 last month.
Absolutely beautiful pair of birds and a new tick for me. :D

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Cryptic couple on Tzendze loop (19 May 2008)

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Re: Sandgrouse, Double-banded

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:02 pm

Double-banded Sandgrouse family video - seen along the Nonokani Trail, KNP, Aug 2008
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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:12 pm

Seen just after entering Phalaborwa gate. Mommy and chicks
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Re: Sandgrouse, Double-banded

Unread postby Mant » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:58 pm

Saw this one on the 25th March.

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