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Which is your most favourite bird?

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:21 pm

which is your most favourite bird?
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Unread postby DuQues » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:54 pm

Shall I start an offtopic in the first line? whch = Wood Hoopoe or such?
I think all bee-eaters, African Hoopoe, LBR and the Magpie Shrike.
The bee-eaters for their fantastic colors, the hoopoe for its plumage, the LBR for coloring as well, and the shrike for its tail.
I can't choose a first place though.
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Unread postby Bosblues » Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:19 pm

I know it's probably a bit "common".... but my favourite is the yellow-billed hornbill...... :roll:

When they sit in a tree early in the morning, all puffy and cozy with their "pyjama" pants....... I can watch them for ages........
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Unread postby francoisd » Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:34 pm

AHA, Bosblues has beaten me to it.
For some strange reason Yellow Hornbill is my most favourite bird.
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Unread postby fevertree » Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:21 pm

Purple Crested Louries rule :lol:
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Unread postby Oumie » Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:39 pm

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Unread postby Freda » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:57 pm

Fish Eagle :)

When I hear the call I know I'm in Kruger and get goose bumps.

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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:58 pm

Can't choose between the Fish Eagle (Had the pleasure of watching one calling and feeding at Kanniedood Dam - still go goosebumps! 8) ) and the Yellow-billed Hornbill (Can't help but wonder just how tame they will become if hand-reared! :lol: )

EDIT: Actually any Eagle sighting is like a lion sighting to me. Love them all. 8)
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Unread postby bert » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:23 pm

African Fish Eagle
The cry is my african call 8)

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Unread postby Jay » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:55 pm

Lilacbreasted Roller :D

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Unread postby lam » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:31 pm

My favourite bird is the camp bird(s) at the last camp I stayed at. The white-eye at Augrabies, the red-headed weaver at Letaba, the yellow hornbill at Satara etc.

Currently it is the Kalahari Robin from Vaalbos, with the masked weaver and the rufous-necked nightjar fighting it out for second place.

I will always have a soft spot for the lilac breasted roller as it was probably the bird that got me into birdwatching.
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Unread postby Loams » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:33 pm

Without a doubt, the secretary bird
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Unread postby Toddelelfe » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:54 pm

I'm not a birder and don't know the most birds names, but i have some favourites
Secretary Bird
Marabou Storch
Blue Star
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Unread postby DebM » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:25 pm

Pearl Spotted Owl, tops the list.
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Unread postby Krokodile » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:59 pm

It has to be the Ground Hornbill for me - nothing else comes close 8)

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