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 Post subject: Babbler: Arrow-marked
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:03 pm 
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Not the best-looking birds, but they are surely entertaining. We have often seen them in Kruger attacking the chrome bumpers of cars.
In Marloth they have a daily feud with the “birds” that appear in the stainless steel basis outside. They are also very fond of knocking on the windows as the early morning light creates a reflection…normally when we try to sleep in :roll:


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Saw them in Croc Bridge in December, and of course when a few get together, you are in no doubt as to why they are babblers!

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Not the best-looking birds


I thought this Satara babbler made quite a handsome picture :wink:

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I think they are a very attractive bird! And one of the distinctive noises - though can be hard to tell initially from the cackling woodhoopoo. But a large flock all babbling together is fantastic!

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And what bright blue eggs they have. I would love to know why that might be. Anyone care to do a case study on that?

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One of my absolute favourites! I used to get groups of them in my garden, but now with all the developments they have disappreared... :cry:


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Here's one from Shimuwini last month:
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This Arrow-marked Babbler with a deformed bill was a regular visitor to our cottage at Biyamiti. It was always in close proximity to a small party of Babblers but never seemed to mingle with them. He also appeared more tamed than the other as he ventured it quite close to us.

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Looks like it has some Crossbill Loxia genes! Remarkable!

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The Zulu's call them: "The voices of many woman"


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The Zulu's call them: "The voices of many woman"

I thought that was the green woodhoopoe?

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and again some birds...

Image around Shimuwini, they are two

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Interesting collection of birdies, anne-marie! :wink: I think I can help with some of them.

Arrowmarked babblers


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I think they are quite striking.

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