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Bogey Birds

Unread postby Batmad » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:24 pm

This thread is for you to post your "bogey" birds.
I am sure alot of the forum birders out there have BIG TIME bogey birds!

mine are.....................

1- Narina trogan

2- Red faced mouse bird (finnaly twitched it!!!! :dance: :dance: )

3- Bearded vulture

4- egyptian vulture

5- Yellow throated petrunia
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Imax » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:07 pm

Mine are:

1. Narina Trogon - been searching for almost 5 years now. It always arrives the day after I leave :cry:
2. Green Twinspot.
3. Pels fishing owl.

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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Niall » Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:08 pm

Some help with your bogey birds:

- Narina Trogon is never easy to find, but good areas are KZN coastal forest, or the Magoebaskloof area
- Red faced Mousebirds are fairly common in gardens and parks in Jo'burg - the fly and forage in flocks and you usually hear them before you see them.
- Bearded Vulture - Golden Gate National Park - they are fairly common at the Vulture Restaurant. They are also fairly common at Giants Castle.
- Egyptian Vulture - this is a rare bird in Southern Africa, one of the best spots to find it is in Etosha, Namibia, but still not at all common
- Yellow throated Petronia is found in Pilanesberg, especially in the picnic sites.
- Imax - your Green Twinspot is never an easy one, but you're going to the right place for them. Pels are found on the fig tree forest walk, or outside of Mkhuze near Muzi pan.

One of my bogey birds remains the Brown backed Honeybird, apparently common on my doorstep in W Sisulu Bot. Gardens!

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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Imax » Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:19 pm

thanks Niall.

Pels has mocked me many times in that same forest..calling close enough to hear him, but always hiding....

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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby WildThing » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:01 pm

Mine are:

1. Narina Trogon - I've been looking for more than 10 years for this one
2. Pels Fishing Owl

Hopefully one day I will find them.

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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Imax » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:17 pm

I think we should rename these then to:

Narina Trojan - as it is well disguised, and Pels Gone fishing Owl. :lol:

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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:36 pm

Bogey birds :shock:

Those are bush legends... they don't REALLY exist! :twisted:
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:36 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

forgot to add pels fishing owl :wall:

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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:25 am

Ticked quite a few of my bogey birds lately, so I want to say to all you others: Never give up hope! :lol:

I still have a few left thou:

African Wood Owl.
African Finfoot.
African Hawk-Eagle.
African Emerald Cuckoo.
Cape Parrot.
Knysna Warbler.
Victorin's Warbler.
Buff-Spotted Flufftail.
Tambourine Dove.
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Imax » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:44 am

WTM, did you get that mythical Crested Guineafowl?

After dipping on Gurneys Sugarbird again this weekend, it also goes onto the list :cry:

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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:49 am

How can a non existing bird be a bogey bird? :huh:
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:56 am

WTM has ripped out the pages of pelicans and crested guineafowls out of his birding books!!!!
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Imax » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:05 am

WTM, I'll SMS you some pics when I am in N-natal. :twisted:


At least I know Pels exist, I have heard it.....although it could have been the bogeyman with that call :hmz:


@WTM: did you have a good trip?

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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:30 am

Yolande is 100% correct. I no longer have those pages in my bird guides. :lol:

I had an awesome trip, thanks! You saw some lekka birds yourself. :mrgreen:
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Re: Bogey Birds-Post Them Here!

Unread postby Imax » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:40 am

4 years to get that alpine! And the rest of the weekend they were everywhere! :huh:

The Lapwing was an unexpected bonus! Made my weekend!


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