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 Post subject: Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:05 pm 
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Spotted this one just outside Satara Restcamp on the 26th March.

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 Post subject: Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater
Unread postPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:06 am 
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Hi,

We saw this Carmine Bee-eater on the 25th March 2012.

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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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We have never been into identifying birds before on our trips to KNP but I think it's time we start. Can anybody help us with the identity of this bird? :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Good start, Ed.

Carmine Bee-eater

Do you have a field guide? This is a bird that you should be easily able to ID for yourself — which is a BIG boost to your confidence — with a field guide. Very soon you'll be helping others with IDs here :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Good start, Ed.

Carmine Bee-eater

Do you have a field guide? This is a bird that you should be easily able to ID for yourself — which is a BIG boost to your confidence — with a field guide. Very soon you'll be helping others with IDs here :thumbs_up:


Thank you very much Arks....Yes, when we return to KNP in November I'll definitely pick up a field guide....they aren't readily available here in Florida. We are looking forward to familiarizing ourselves with the birds of Africa. Going north this year (Punda Maria) which I understand is good birding.....Thanks again,...Ed

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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:redface: Whoops! Sorry, Ed, I hadn't noticed that you're based in Florida. But I'm glad you're planning on getting a field guide on your next visit. :thumbs_up: And meanwhile, DO please keep asking for help here, the birding fundis on this forum are a HUGE resource! I've learned SO much from them :clap:

Have a great trip!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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....when we return to KNP in November ....Going north this year (Punda Maria) which I understand is good birding.....


That northern sector of Kruger has some of the best birding in South Africa! :thumbs_up: And November is prime time!

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 Post subject: Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater
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These Juveniles were seen in Kruger this Feb.

Hadn't noticed the blue stripe on the chest before?
Can't seen to find it in any of my guide books.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi everyone. Just returned from Kruger and clueless about some of my bird sightings as usual. Any help identifying these would be appreciated. All pictures were taken in February.

6. Near Letaba- Southern Carmine Bee-eater with spider friends?
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7. Near Letaba- Southern Carmine Bee-eater in flight?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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will try too

6. Southern Carmine Bee-eater... in flight too :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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6. Southern Carmine Bee-eater


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 Post subject: Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater
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 Post subject: Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater
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Very nice :thumbs_up:

Where were these photos taken?


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 Post subject: Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater
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Yoda... Pics taken at Mapungubwe on the Limpopo ... Feb '14

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 Post subject: Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater
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Yoda... Pics taken at Mapungubwe on the Limpopo ... Feb '14


:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

I have seen them a few times in Kruger. But always only individual birds.
Must be fantastic to see a whole flock of them.


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