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 Post subject: ID please
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:26 pm 
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we saw this bird a few weeks a go in the KTP.

first we thought is was a Kori Bustard, but after looking with the bino we saw this...

Can anybody Id this bird.

as big as a kori bustard but more color....

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 Post subject: Re: ID please
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:56 pm 
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It looks like a Ludwig's Bustard.

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 Post subject: Re: ID please
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:11 pm 
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Thank you Imberbe! It is.
Thats a new one for us.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Ludwig's bustard indeed!

They are not nearly as plentiful as Koris in KTP.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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This one has me totally puzzled :wall: and I know the pix are very poor quality, but I only got the one image as the bird flew off. My guess would have been greyheaded parrot, but it has streaky underparts :hmz: So I have NO idea. (Perhaps it's not a parrot at all, but possibly an owl???) Seen at 07h17 from my tent in Limpopo Forest Tented Camp, Mapungubwe, on 29 October 2014.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I think its an owl - leaning towards barred. but wait for the experts!

I will look out for your TR!! Love Mapungubwe!!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I would say Owl too :hmz:

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