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Bee-eaters: White-fronted Bee-eater

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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:08 pm

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What is unusual about this bird?

Well, it was seen (photographed) in an area where they are not supposed to be - at Augrabies National Park about eight kilometres into the game reserve.

As posted by cybeR@NGER, who wrote:Distribution: From southern Gabon to south-western Uganda. In southern Africa, largely restricted to north and east. In Namibia, restricted to far north; common in Caprivi. In Botswana, locally common in Okavango Delta and along Chobe River. Widespread throughout Zimbabwe and Swaziland. In South Africa, common only in lowveld woodland of NW and Limpopo Provinces, Mpumalanga and Kwazulu-Natal. Isolated populations in Free State/N. Cape along the Vaal, Modder, Riet and Vet rivers. Absent from arid and semi-arid Namib, Kalahari and Karoo, and from Lesotho highlands and Eastern Cape.


Roberts VII shows all the places the WFBE had previously been recorded and the Augrabies NP is about 400 km north-west of the closest record!
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Unread postby Elsa » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:50 am

Some more litle beauties. :D

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Re: Bee-eaters: White-fronted Bee-eater

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:41 am

The latest one seen this year in Kruger. :D

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Unread postby DOGMAD » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:25 pm

Have not spotted the W F BEE EATER but spotted this SOUTHERN CARMINE BEE EATER near OLIFANTS
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and this EUROPEAN BEE EATER ( i think) in the same area
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Unread postby Mike1916 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:48 pm

Sat watching 6 on The Red Rocks Road on our latest trip:
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Unread postby Crested Barbet » Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:19 pm

White-fronted bee-eater fighting with insect.

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Unread postby Barcud » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:46 pm

Coming in to land
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Re: Bee-eaters: White-fronted Bee-eater

Unread postby Robbie A » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:58 pm

Plenty of action at Pafuri this last weekend with these guys..

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:57 pm

Fantastic pic Bob :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Robbie A » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:06 pm

Thanks BB.. had a great time shooting these guys...
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ludwig » Wed May 12, 2010 3:01 pm

Hello birders,

working on my most recent pictures from Krugerpark I have to recognise:
The more I try the less I can!

I am still not able to identify some birds. Are you willing to help me?

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Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Wed May 12, 2010 3:47 pm

Ludwig:
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Unread postby BushFairy » Wed May 19, 2010 9:59 pm

Some pics from the Biyamiti "breeding bank" :)

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu May 20, 2010 6:37 pm

I just found one of these guys in Grahamstown, seems a small breding population has started up in the Fish River here in the Eastern Cape..quite good news!
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Unread postby BushFairy » Thu May 20, 2010 6:44 pm

That is such great news, my farm has the fish river running through is with huge sandbanks - I must have a look!! Thanks RJ :thumbs_up:

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