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 Post subject: Re: Digital Distorts (OQ)
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Morning Louis.............. :yaya:

I have no idea what makes an ugly sound and stole colour from Horn bill????

I assume it's a bird then????

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African folklore says that this bird is the one that was bragging about his beautiful colors to all the bird and therefore he got the ugliest sound. There a five different ones of them in SA.

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I can think of rollers. They have beautifull colours and makes a nasty sound.

Lilacbreasted, Europene, Purple, Rackkettailed, and Broadbilled Rollers
(Gewone, Europese, Groot, Knopstert en Geelbek Troupante)

I think the one in question is a Lilacbreasted Roller


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Do you guys know why it is called a troupand ( wedding band) in Afrikaans???

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This is what I could find on this website/blog.
http://rdickens.blogspot.com/2010/07/ho ... -name.html

But why Troupant?
This is the story that I have heard on many a bird drive, but I can't seem to find any documentation to back it up. The reason the Roller is called a Troupant in Afrikaans is that it's a corruption of the word: Trouband, or in English: Wedding Ring.

The story goes that young men wanting to get married will harvest the sticky gum from the Leadwood tree (Combretum imberbe), for example. They will find an appropriate dead branch, where Roller's often sit, and will place a "bolletjie" or wad of this gum on the branch. When next a Roller sits on the branch his feet get stuck and he is effectively trapped. The man then catches the Roller. He will remove a stunning blue feather from the bird. This feather is then offered to the bride-to-be and is wrapped around her finger. The blue from the feather will stain her finger.

So, apparently, according to game ranger legend and tale, this is how the Lilac-Breasted Roller came to be called the Gewone Troupant in Afrikaans.

or maybe its because they are as beautifull as a bride too be.


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:clap: :clap: Yes laeveldleeu............that's the story I've read too..........another one was that the long tail feathers would be used to make a wedding band and then offered to the bride.

Here is another interesting piece ( I know you like interesting stuff!! :P ) from African Folklore - Wildlife Campus
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Lilac-Breasted Roller
In Western culture, the dove is considered the bird of peace. But in African lore, it is
the lilac-breasted roller.

Let me tell you about the langazana, the beautiful ‘bird of the sun,’ the lilac-breasted
roller. This is the bird of peace and reconciliation. This is the bird that was often
sacrificed by kings who were making peace. One of these little birds was taken
and its throat was cut with a battle spear, which was thus purified of evil and
sanctified with the blood of the ‘bird of the sun.’ The spear was ceremoniously
broken by the two kings and buried in a hole and then the langazana, bird was
buried on top of this spear and thus peace was made.


Poor little bird, just because we as humans can stop fighting!!!

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Interesting info LQ.


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Everybody must have a good relaxing weekend. :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Digital Distorts (OQ)
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Ok let me give you something to keep you busy.
Nice and easy one.

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Hop Hop Hop.................... :lol:

And thanx for keeping us busy...........we appreciate it!!! :gflower:

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LQ sorry its monday morning i don't know what a hop hop hop is so no its not the correct answer that i was looking for. Klip Klip Klip.

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Monday morning here too...............needed some thing like this!!

Hop hop hop......
Klippie op galop.........
Oor die klippe.......
Oor die koppe..........
Hop hop hop.......
Klippie op galop.......

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Klipspringer would be my guess................ :hmz:

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Next one is a bit more :wall: i think.

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:hmz: :hmz: :hmz:

It seems a bit more :wall: :wall:

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