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Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby Elsa » Tue May 05, 2009 2:56 pm

One of the many Red-crested Korhaans seen in kruger this year.

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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby jonty1 » Tue May 05, 2009 5:17 pm

A male seen on the S93 road between Olifants and Letaba. He was calling (I assume for a mate), and was so loud we had to pull our windows up. But it was an awesome sound to hear :)

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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby Mant » Thu May 07, 2009 9:24 pm

Hi,

I saw this Red -crested Korhaan on my Tamboti trip at the beginning of March :)

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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby jacliz » Sat May 09, 2009 2:05 pm

We were quite excited to see this one in September, somewhere near Letaba. Difficult to photograph with all the bobbing to and fro!

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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby Johann » Mon May 11, 2009 7:28 am

Excellent pic. Showing perfectly why it is called Red-crested.
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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby jacliz » Mon May 11, 2009 10:08 am

Thanks Johann. Yes, I didn't need help to identify this one! :D
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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed May 13, 2009 3:21 pm

Great photo :clap: :clap:
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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby jacliz » Mon May 18, 2009 10:58 am

Thanks RJ!
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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon May 18, 2009 12:48 pm

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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Tue May 19, 2009 11:08 am

Very rare indeed! I've been birding for many years and never seen the red crest. They only show them while displaying. Lucky you!!

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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby jacliz » Thu May 28, 2009 1:05 pm

Here's the other two I managed to get.

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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Thu May 28, 2009 1:11 pm

Wow! Very nice photo's and great siting it must have been! Well done. :clap:

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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby jacliz » Thu May 28, 2009 1:36 pm

Thanks Lizet. Yes it was! So glad I was able to get a record of it. I had no idea it was SO rare to see this, so we were very lucky indeed! :D

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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Thu May 28, 2009 3:16 pm

Yes, you may recall a few years ago someone submitted a video to 50/50 showing this display and it was the first time in birding history someone recorded this behaviour. It was the overall winner for that year.

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Re: Korhaan: Red-crested Korhaan

Unread postby jacliz » Thu May 28, 2009 4:09 pm

WOW! No I didn't see that.
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