Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 6 of 7
 [ 101 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:17 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 am
Posts: 848
Location: Under African Sky !!!
Image

_________________
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:17 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 am
Posts: 848
Location: Under African Sky !!!
Image

_________________
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:18 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 am
Posts: 848
Location: Under African Sky !!!
Image

_________________
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:18 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 am
Posts: 848
Location: Under African Sky !!!
Image

_________________
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Ground Hornbill Song
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:58 am
Posts: 211
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Hi everyone

Just wanted to share a little moment we had today.

We have been fascinated by these magnificent birds since our first sighting a couple of years ago.

This trip we have learned two new things about them

Firstly ...no laughing here...that they can fly, we had no idea they could get off the ground. :roll: :roll:

Secondly very early this morning we came across nesting Ground Hornbills in a tree on the S100. They were "singing" together in unison. and the sound was just beautiful and very unusual, almost sounded tribal.

We were lucky to capture it on video.

So we feel that it was a privilege to witness this and wondered if it is something that is commonly seen and heard??

_________________
______________________

2013:

Croc Bridge 27-29 October
Skukuza 30 oct -5 November
Satara 6-10 November
Olifants 11-12 November
Greater Kruger 13 -18 November


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ground Hornbill Song
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:19 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:19 pm
Posts: 6795
Location: Portsmouth, England
I must admit to also being stunned to see them fly the first time.

Would love to hear the sound. I've heard them booming over the veld, which is quite something. Hope you can share the video when you get home.

_________________
Want to say Thank You or Well Done to a fellow 'mite? Why not nominate them for a Kudu?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ground Hornbill Song
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:25 pm 
Offline
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:49 am
Posts: 4860
Location: Phalaborwa Limpopo.
FAC Member (2012)
Also don't know what sound they make............will listen out next time we see them. :thumbs_up:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ground Hornbill Song
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:47 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:27 am
Posts: 1049
Location: Lost somewhere in the travel tales,and don't want to be found
VicRob
Please post the video, as part of your trip report :thumbs_up: or sooner :thumbs_up: :D

_________________
KRUGERPARKING is good for your health. Keep on KRUGERPARKING.

28 July - 2 August - Maroela ( armed with Amarula)
3 August - 7 August - Crocodile Bribge


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ground Hornbill Song
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:21 am 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:53 pm
Posts: 3634
Location: Cambridge, MA (and home from home in Darling, WC)
I've seen ground hornbills flying on several occasions -- and also admit to being surprised the first time! -- but I've never heard them "singing" (and rarely the "booming" that saraf mentions), so am eager to see your video :dance: 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ground Hornbill Song
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:06 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:29 am
Posts: 280
Location: Benoni, East Rand
I've never seen them flying and I've never heard what they sound like, booming or singing. I've sat and watched them scratching around in the dust a lot. So, I thought I'd check if the Sasol Bird App (IPAD) has the call. Lo and behold it doesnt even list the bird. So, looking forward to the video.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ground Hornbill Song
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:58 am
Posts: 211
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Oh now we are under pressure !

Have the video on the IPad, not sure if there is any way to get it here?? :hmz:

_________________
______________________

2013:

Croc Bridge 27-29 October
Skukuza 30 oct -5 November
Satara 6-10 November
Olifants 11-12 November
Greater Kruger 13 -18 November


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ground Hornbill Song
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:17 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:29 am
Posts: 280
Location: Benoni, East Rand
Slap it on youtube and give us the link.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ground Hornbill Song
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:40 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger

Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:15 pm
Posts: 684
I looked under alphabetical, " H " in index on the right hand column, and it is listed under Southern Ground Hornbill.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ground Hornbill Song
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:52 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:45 pm
Posts: 497
Location: Rock Cottage
moobox wrote:
So, I thought I'd check if the Sasol Bird App (IPAD) has the call. Lo and behold it doesnt even list the bird. So, looking forward to the video.


I have the app on my tablet and it comes under Southern Ground Hornbill. Love to hear the call in the early morning, seems to travel for ever :)

_________________
Long live Cricket@Skukuza

Ast binman bin mam?
Lancashire dialect

Ready for the next Cricket Weekend!

New Year trip 2014-2015 booked.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ground Hornbill Song
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:40 am 
Online
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:31 pm
Posts: 7864
Location: Ballito, KZN North Coast, South Africa
I have seen them flying before and must admit they do so with relative ease for such large birds.
Have also heard their usual booming call and it's pretty distinctive once you know it.
But would love to hear the singing sound.
You Tube would be the easiest way to go VicRob.

_________________
Where ever you go, go with all your Heart.

Kruger - May 24th - June 6th 2014.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 101 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by Jurie van Vuuren at 12:26:03 Submitted by grannyb at 21:31:45 Submitted by ShapeShifter at 12:23:23 Submitted by gfrfoster at 16:57:01