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 Post subject: Sandgrouse, Double-banded
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:47 am 
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Male (right) and female doublebanded sandgrouse

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Lovely shots Andy and arks.

Unfortunately I cannot show you the first ones I ever saw, on the H7, because a poepol (inconsiderate individual) in a merc squeezed between me and them while I was focusing the camera.

Mods - I could hardly call her an angel, could I :twisted:

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Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:00 am 
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Thanks, BB. I saw lots and lots and lots of them in April/May, particularly near Shimuwini and all the sand roads north of the H9. These were alongside either the S131 or S133, and weren't even disturbed by a safari truck, which actually stopped long enough for the guests to have a look at them 8) Most of the pairs that I saw (and they were always pairs) seemed quite undisturbed by traffic. I've also had the experience of another vehicle driving between me and whatever I was observing — including a huge motorcoach on the H1-5 south of Olifants :twisted: :roll:


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These are great Game Birds found all over Kruger on the sides of the road.....
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Seen around 6am next to the Batleur access road

Male and female
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 Post subject: Double-banded Sandgrouse
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Seen on the S30 last month.
Absolutely beautiful pair of birds and a new tick for me. :D

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Cryptic couple on Tzendze loop (19 May 2008)

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 Post subject: Re: Sandgrouse, Double-banded
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Double-banded Sandgrouse family video - seen along the Nonokani Trail, KNP, Aug 2008

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Seen just after entering Phalaborwa gate. Mommy and chicks
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 Post subject: Re: Sandgrouse, Double-banded
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Saw this one on the 25th March.

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