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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:15 pm 
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Pafuri area

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Crested Guineafowl and chick by gwendolen, on Flickr

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Crested Guineafowl by gwendolen, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:45 pm 
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Very nice pictures,was it the only chic?


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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
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It was the only one we spotted. They're quite difficult to see :)


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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
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Nyala Drive …Pafuri Region. Nice to see!!

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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
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I so want to see one......each time we go north I hope, but so far no luck!!! :cry:

Bizarrely, after the Cricket at Skukuza this year, several members saw one between Lower Sabie and Croc Bridge!!!!! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
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Also on my wish list, have had no luck seeing one yet

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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
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Crested Val wrote:
I so want to see one......each time we go north I hope, but so far no luck!!! :cry:

Bizarrely, after the Cricket at Skukuza this year, several members saw one between Lower Sabie and Croc Bridge!!!!! :shock:


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Almost at the H5 turning off the Lower Sabie/Croc Bridge road. Also seen by Meandering Mouse and Elsa and Klystron. It has just occurred to me that there may have been more than one as Elsa and Klystron saw one and the one MM and I saw came out of the bush and crossed the road in front of us.


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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
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Finally after searching for years, I found flocks of the crested guinea fowl at Bhubesi in Swaziland.

Their call suprised me and it reminded me of a squeaky old wire bed.

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A little bedraggled as it was raining.
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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
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Hi everyone, will be coming in from Crocodile bridge gate next week monday and wednesday as day visitor......what are the chances of seeing crested guineafowl?


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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
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Hi gjorgi,

very slim unfortunately. But in saying so, people have seen a "confused" and "lost" one around Skukuza associating itself with Helmeted Guineafowl. So you never know.

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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
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Wildtuinman, I just had to ask hehehe. Thought the answers won't be to positive :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl
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I seem to recall a few reports of these being seen along the H4-2 between Croc Bridge and LS.
The bush along this road can be very thick, so could be suitable habitat?
Though I guess due to the thick bush, they aren't seen that often?
Could be more common than we think?


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