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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:36 pm 
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Don't you just love these little ones:

When you live in the UK you just know these are special :)

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures of Kruger Birds
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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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I couldn't resist adding a few pics, I just love these little beauties!

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Oh, these most gorgeous birds, we can't resist taking pics of them.
Our latest, taken in Kruger in June.

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Great shots all of you, now I have a question. Is this one sitting in a nest or just on a hole in the tree?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:47 pm 
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Hi guys,

Thanks a lot! While working through our holiday photos (only about 2000 of them :lol: ), I ran into some other bird sightings which I don't know. You have probably already guessed that I'm not a bird specialist :)

Anyways, thanks for helping me out.

All birds are spotted between Olifants and Skukuza in Kruger.

3.This is a thougher one although I think it's some sort of bee eater ... maybe the white fronted?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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:D 2000 pics, thats a decent session!
I'm glad I can help you out, we are all in the learning curve. Do you have a field guide?
ok so here's what I think of your latest bunch

#3. Lilacbrested Roller (at a distance could be confused with bee-eater but the lilac breast and elongeted outer tail feathers eliminate bee-eaters- have a look in a field guide bee-eaters that have elongated tails have them elongated from the middle tail feathers)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Agree with you on all of them Jurgen :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks guys,

No, don't have a field guide. One of those things you don't realize you're going to need while on holiday in SA. Looking back it would have been good to get one. Now I'm back in the Netherlands and fixing my photobook. Next safari will definitely include a field guide :lol:

As soon as I approach the Golden Gate/Addo part of my trip (working the pics) I'll probably have some more questions!

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Not sure Sprocky.

I was lucky to see a pair at a nest very close to the Balule bridge Sept 2009:

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Location: Milano (Italy) - IT ALL STARTED WITH A FOOTSTEP!
Found there two chattering away just outside Letaba

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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This was not actually taken in a National Park. I took this photo, (not with a very good camera) on my sisters farm close to Thabazimbi but thought it would be apreciated. These two chicks were VERY vocal! The one was definately bigger than the other one and the parents worked over time to feed them. I do however think it's a 'Reuse Troupant' and not a 'Gewone Troupant' Sorry for the Afrikaans.


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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Great pics noel :clap:
I love the idea of a Lilac-breasted Roller causing a traffic jam :P
I hope the bird broke the sting of the scorpion when he picked it up..

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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One of my favourites when in Kruger

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 Post subject: Re: Roller, Lilac-breasted
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Outside Letaba last weekend.

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