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Re: Oxpeckers, Red Billed

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:07 pm

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Re: Oxpeckers, Red Billed

Unread postby Ifubesi » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:10 am

I thought all you bird lovers would like to hear my good news. I saw a few Red-Billed Oxpeckers this weekend at Leeupoort Holiday Village between Bela-Bela and Thabazimbi at what seemed to be their nesting site in a dead tree! Looks like all the game farms springing up over the bushveld is really having a positive impact on birds such as these. A few decades ago this would have been a very rare sighting outside of Kruger.
On the down side I also saw some Indian Mynas there :( .
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Re: Oxpeckers, Red Billed

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:44 pm

That is great news, they are doing such a great job controlling pest and hope the farmers will work together to ensure they are wide spread again.

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Re: Oxpeckers, Red Billed

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Re: Oxpeckers, Red Billed

Unread postby Philip1 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:03 pm

:thanx: Thank you all: "MarkWildDog, Dupec, Toddelelfe, Peter Betts, Nannie, Muhammad, lirritma, j-ms, Skopsie, Nico, Barcud, DinkyBird, Jan van Wyk, Leeukos and Johan van Rensburg" for the educational tour re: Oxpeckers, Red Billed :great:

:sup: Johan a special thanks to you for the "Lecture" on the Oxpeckers :great:

:clap: I have learned so much!!! :clap:
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Re: Oxpeckers, Red Billed

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