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Parrots: Brown Headed

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:30 pm

While I'm on a roll! :lol:

Also last year at Satara, I found a very puzzled hubby outside the tent. He told me he was sure he'd just seen a parrot of some sort. Sure enough a female was flying around with 2 babies badgering her for food. Also a first for me - had to grab the birdguide first to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me. That was in the campsite.
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Re: Brown Headed Parrots

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:41 pm

Guinea Pig wrote:While I'm on a roll! :lol:


You sure are!! (but it is a nice roll so keep them coming :) )

I have a pic of one I took in Satara which I will have to scan in and will post later. It was amazing to see it eat the seeds out of the pods (no idea what the tree was called but it had long thin pods). They way the bird opened the pod and then got to the seeds was incredible!
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:57 pm

Was told to look out for them in P-kop. Saw none. On the last day I saw 2 between Afsaal and BnD in a tree. We heard many calling whilst walking in BnD area.
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Unread postby ngala » Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:13 pm

Freda and myself saw brown-headed parrots at Lower Sabie, in the trees near the river.

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Unread postby Oumie » Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:22 pm

GP, Last year June at Satara - camping, we also saw the parrot with the little ones screeching after her. We thought that she was chasing them away and they were following her :cry: did not know that she was feeding them :)
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:36 pm

When we camp there we drive in a straight line towards the fence and take a spot slightly to your right directly opposite the "t-junction". They were in the large tree on your left and of course in every tree close-by as they chased her round! :lol:
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Unread postby Bushbaby » Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:54 pm

The power of the yellow ribbon!!!! Petrus alerted me to them when we chatted at Babalala and it took me a while but we got a definite spot on the Mahonie loop around Punda. A nice one for the life list.
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Unread postby Shidzidzii » Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:43 am

Yes a parrot does seem unusual in KNP but they are common and widespread. If you learn their call from tape or CD you will see them all over because the are very vocal and move in groups too.
One of the pods I know they eat a lot of seeds from are the Erythrinas (Coral tree's). The seeds are red and black, softish, fleshy and attractive. The also eat sycamore figs but not as much as the green pigeons do.

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Unread postby Wild about cats » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:35 pm

Wild about cats wrote:Guys all of your photo's are INCREDIBLE!!!
Boulder I especally like yours.

Saw some in Satara camp in Dec.


Saw them there again! There was a group near the D circle. They are so interesting to watch and SO beautiful!!
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Re: Brown Headed Parrots

Unread postby Johann » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:53 pm

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Re: Brown Headed Parrots

Unread postby gfordyce » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:27 am

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Re: Brown Headed Parrots

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:52 pm

Seen these guys all over the park, Pretoriouskop, Lower Sabie, Afsaal and Skuks having produced the most sightings!! Getting photos of them however, doesnt seem to be so easy :evil:
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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:31 pm

Seen in Satara, but they are all over the place!
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Re: Parrots: Brown Headed

Unread postby ndietrich » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:07 pm

hey those are some awesome pics of the parrots :clap:
I was at lower sabie on the 14th of march and went for a morning walk and i kept hearing the parrots but couldnt see them, once they were spotted the whole group stopped to watch the pair move around in the fever trees, we did see holes in the tree but not sure if it was their nest site.
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Re: Parrots: Brown Headed

Unread postby Tiki » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:30 am

Has anyone seen them at Punda Maria or Pafuri lately? About how far away would they be? I only have a Canon 450D with 55-250 IS lens right now.
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