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 Post subject: Mountain Zebra: BIRDS
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:33 pm 
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I thought it was time to start a thread on the birds of Mountain Zebra National Park. We have recently visited the park(June 2010) and really enjoyed the birding.

We ticked off more than 50 different birds on the MZNP Bird list. Raptors seen included Verreaux's Eagle, Martial Eagle and African Harrier Hawk. We also saw a Ludwig's Bustard, a sighting which always gets us excited.

A few pix of some of the other birds seen:

Red Headed Finch

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African Hoopoe

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Brown Hooded Kingfisher

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Spotted Eagle Owl

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Golden Breasted Bunting(quite shy)

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Cape Longclaw

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: BIRDS
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Beautiful sightings and pics wanderw, thanks for sharing :clap: :thumbs_up:
This park seems to be a real jewel!

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: BIRDS
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Beautiful pics Wanderw :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: BIRDS
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WanderW. Thanks for the bird pics. Looks like I need to put MZP on my list of places to go.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: BIRDS
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Isn't that a Cape eagle owl?

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: BIRDS
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Thanx fc,koedoe and Touareg! :)

@BB - there is also a rufous form of Spotted Eagle Owl with orange eyes, and this one had fine barring on the belly and smallish feet, so we felt it was a Spotted Eagle Owl. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: BIRDS
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I thought the rufous form of SEO with orange eyes WAS the CEO!

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: BIRDS
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@BB - check out Sappi's Raptor Identification Guide for Southern Africa by Ulrich Oberprieler and Burger Cillie - it states the differences and has some great pix! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: BIRDS
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A few more birds...

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: BIRDS
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Lovely pix J.J.! :thumbs_up: I especially liked your Boubou and Spotted Thick knee pix, and :mrgreen: about your Blue Korhaan pic! We also saw the blue korhaan but they were too far for a pic! :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: BIRDS
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My MZNP bird pics

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: BIRDS
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Great pix Henk! Thanx for posting! :thumbs_up: :mrgreen: about your mating ostriches!

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