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 Post subject: Swallow, Mosque
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:32 pm 
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I am 100% certain that I saw these on the Mahonie Loop in Kruger on 21 and 22 November.

I made sure they had a white throat and white (part) underwing. No pics I am afraid as they flew far too fast to focus on, and seemed very nervous. SO bumped the hooter by mistake, and they were gone! We did however see them again at the same spot (feeding over a small dam of water) the following day where I made sure I had the right ID.

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 Post subject: Re: Swallow, Mosque
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something like that ?

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saw around Olifants in March 2009 (on the bridge)

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Great pic anne-marie.......but that is a Barn (European) Swallow :P


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 Post subject: Re: Swallow, Mosque
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sorry... :redface: thank fuzzmonkey :D
not the good ID... in the forum :?

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 Post subject: Re: Swallow, Mosque
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We saw some on the Morhene loop on the 20 of December :D

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 Post subject: Re: Swallow, Mosque
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Hi DB
Sorry, only caught up with the thread now :redface:

It sounds like a positive ID to me - we've seen them around the loop at that exact spot quite a few times (I almost want so say regularly). It's either a pair or a whole flock of Mosque swallows that usually perches on that dead tree before swooping down to the water to drink or swoop around catching some insects. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Swallow, Mosque
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:45 am 
Seen on the 10 December 2010, at their nest in Von Weilligh’s Baobab (on S93)

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a real Swallow Mosque :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Swallow, Mosque
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nice! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Swallow, Mosque
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Stunning sighting & picture Jumbo!!! :clap:

Is there are breeding colony at the Baobab or did you see just a single bird?

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 Post subject: Re: Swallow, Mosque
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:35 am 
Thanks Manovo-Gounda :D

There were only two birds at one nest (a hole in one of the branches) …if you spend some time at the tree you are bound to see them :wink:


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Thanks Jumbo!

I will go to look for them at Von Weilligh’s Baobab (on S93) during my next Kruger trip in March. I have not seen them in KNP yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Swallow, Mosque
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Saw a pair recently along the Sabie river. Got a very bad photo of one.
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 Post subject: Re: Swallow, Mosque
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Not the best photo but it'll have to do as a record shot for now. Taken at a baobab on the H1-9, north of Pafuri where I believe they are nesting.

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A terrible cropped pic but I was really pleased to see this mosque swallow in a baobab just north of Babalala
in April.
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