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 Post subject: What about MOPANE'S BIRD specials?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:42 am 
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The indigenous scrub vegetation around the bungalows and camp must make bird spotting worthwhile.
I wonder if the Baobab still has Red -headed Weaver nesting there?


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 Post subject: Re: What about MOPANE'S BIRD specials?
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:03 pm 
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Any large water birds or waders seen at the dam lately?


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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:28 am 
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Kite,

I see you are interested in birds to be found in KNP. Here is a link to Birding in SANParks that is quite informative

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 Post subject: Re: What about MOPANE'S BIRD specials?
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:33 am 
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Mopane's birding took me by suprise.

Inside the camp, Pioneer Dam is a must see. There are often African Fish Eagle around, as well as Reed and White-breasted Cormorant and African Darter. Swifts and Swallows also fly over the water. On the banks Green-backed Heron is often found. Here kingfishers, storks and herons can be seen.

One may find Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver and Mocking Cliff-Chat. There are also White-fronted and Southern Carmine Bee-eaters.

There is a resident Barn Owl in the camp, I have seen him by the Laundry Room. Have also found Verreaux's Eagle-Owl and Pearl-Spotted Owlet in camp.

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On the roads around camp I've seen"

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Greater Painted-Snipe, with,

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Dwarf Bittern

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Dark Chanting Goshawk

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Eurasian Hobby


AT Mooiplaas Waterhole:

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Red-billed Teal (the only ones I have ever seen in the park)

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Kittlitz's Plover

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 Post subject: Re: What about MOPANE'S BIRD specials?
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:20 pm 
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Wild about cats wrote:
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Eurasian Hobby
You sure?

The Eurasion Hobby has a dark cap and orange/red trousers. Looks more like a Lanner to me.

Johan


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