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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:19 am

Stunning pic bondm.

I have seen them on 3 trips to Kruger, (2 trips 1 bird each), the last in Dec 2007 and they were plentiful.

My favourite non-raptor.
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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby michel367 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:08 am

Caught this one, straight into the sun, 2 weeks ago on the Masorini Loop.

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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:23 pm

Not too shabby either mchel, in fact very nice!
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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby michel367 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:26 pm

Thanks BB.
Maybe you can tell me this:
Is this the season when you see them the most?
Normally we come to South Africa during the winter months and then you hardly notice them.

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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Barcud » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:35 pm

Hi Michel,

Nice pic. This is one that I've yet to catch up with. I thought they were Summer Visitors only, but on page 1 the write up by Francoisd says they are resident? Does that mean resident in the sub-region, and that Kruger's birds/ more southerly populations migrate North in winter?

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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:36 pm

They breed along the Okavango river & other northern parts From August and then come to Kruger in December until about March, then they are off again to I don't know where.

If you see one in winter you are very lucky. I saw one in April once.
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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby michel367 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:37 pm

Thanks Barcud and BB. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Barcud » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:39 pm

:thumbs_up: Thanks BB. That's answered my question nicely.

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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:32 pm

Seen in Kruger this Feb.

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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby michel367 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:34 pm

The lighting is just perfect Elsa. :clap: :clap:

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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:11 pm

BB - I always think of you when I see these in Kruger:

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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Dotty » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:15 pm

I do too Dinkybird, BB once told me I would see one and this trip I did and I thought of him. :wink: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:32 am

Thanks both of you, maybe it is my red hair :roll:
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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Mant » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:05 pm

Spotted this one just outside Satara Restcamp on the 26th March.

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Re: Bee-eaters: Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Unread postby Mant » Thu May 10, 2012 9:06 am

Hi,

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

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