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Sandgrouse: Namaqua

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Sandgrouse, Namaqua

Unread postby francoisd » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:33 pm

I stayed at Paulsehoek house in Tankwa National Park. About 20 meters from the house there is a little waterhole where numerous birds come to drink. On the first afternoon I sat down about 3 meters from the waterhole and took shots of the general birds. The Sandgrouse however did not want to come to the waterhole with me there.

The next afternoon I parked the car close to the waterhole and left it there for about two hours for all the birds to get used to it. I then got in and although the Sandgrouse were still skittish they did come down to drink.


Walking away after they finished drinking
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Female
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Male
After taking the photo I only saw the blue colouration on the tips of some of the feathers, something I did not noticed before even though it is shown in my fieldguide. This shot was not taken at the waterhole but shortly after 6am on Friday when I left the Park.

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Re: Sandgrouse: Namaqua

Unread postby DuQues » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:39 pm

Namaqua Sandgrouse (Pterocles namaqua) Females in Augrabies National Park

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Namaqua Sandgrouse (Pterocles namaqua) Male in Augrabies National Park

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Re: Sandgrouse: Namaqua

Unread postby Philip1 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:50 pm

:clap: DuQues......Great pics (THANK YOU) :whistle: :whistle:
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