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Kingfishers: Brown-hooded Kingfisher

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Re: Kingfishers: Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:37 am

Beautiful birds. Saw this one in Kruger. Have also seen 3 lately at Walter Sisulu.

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Re: Kingfishers: Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:36 pm

Yolande, Keep a look out for any nesting activity in WSBG!! :D Might get some really good pics!!!!
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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:51 pm

Will do!! :D
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Re: Kingfishers: Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Unread postby granjan » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:33 pm

Saw this one at Lower Sabie in October.

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Re: Kingfishers: Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:26 am

Lovely pic Granjan. :D

A bit off topic but still pretty funny,
my son, who is new into birding phoned me a few weeks back to tell me very excitedly that he had seen a Kingfisher in his garden, on enquiring which one it was, he said, you know, the normal one. :doh:
which going on the description fitted the Brown-Hooded variety.
So its now called the "normal" Kingfisher in our family. :lol:
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Re: Kingfishers: Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:49 pm

:thumbs_up: Nice pic Granjan!
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Unread postby hoyle » Tue May 19, 2009 9:19 pm

Thanks everyone for the super comments - I am chuffed.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri May 22, 2009 11:26 am

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Seen in Kruger 3 weeks ago. Any ideas?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby jacliz » Fri May 22, 2009 3:39 pm

Brown-hooded Kingfisher?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johann » Fri May 22, 2009 4:10 pm

Looks like Brown-hooded Kingfisher to me as well.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri May 22, 2009 4:52 pm

I agree :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bookman » Fri May 22, 2009 7:27 pm

If you look in the BIG Roberts7 you'll find that there are 6 recognized races of the familiar chat in our area. The cape race is Cercemola familiaris familiaris and the Pilanesberg one Cercemola familiaris hellmayri. Big Roberts also lists the differences. Many birds that we often assume are the same have these subspecies. The brown-hooded kingfisher, for example has 3 - and a question mark on the Namibian type!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Batmad » Sun May 24, 2009 6:09 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Image

Seen in Kruger 3 weeks ago. Any ideas?



it looks yellow to me....where in kruger was it seen?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby jacliz » Sun May 24, 2009 7:02 pm

Thanks Bookman. Maybe I should ask for a big Roberts for my birthday :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun May 24, 2009 7:17 pm

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Batmad, I think the yellow wash, is caused by the golden lighting, possibly early morning or pre sunset??! :hmz:
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