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 Post subject: Which is your most favourite bird?
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:21 pm 
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which is your most favourite bird?

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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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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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AHA, Bosblues has beaten me to it.
For some strange reason Yellow Hornbill is my most favourite bird.

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Purple Crested Louries rule :lol:

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Fish Eagle :)

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


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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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African Fish Eagle
The cry is my african call 8)

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Lilacbreasted Roller :D


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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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Without a doubt, the secretary bird

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I'm not a birder and don't know the most birds names, but i have some favourites
Lorie
Secretary Bird
Marabou Storch
Blue Star
Owls

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Pearl Spotted Owl, tops the list.

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


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