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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:13 pm 
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I love these little guys. I took this at Shingwedzi, from the restaurant veranda. Check that tail :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:34 pm 
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:lol: Love it DB!!
I hear my first woody of the season on Sunday at Zaagkuil. :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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If I remember correctly, Jumbo reported a sighting of a Woodland Kingfisher in Brooklyn Pretoria last year. Well, on my way to work this morning I saw one in Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary (Brooklyn Pretoria).
Our offices are not far from the Sanctuary - would be great if I could hear it calling too! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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Heard & saw one near home this morning .
May have been around for a few days allready , I don't walk /cycle in the same direction every day .

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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Thanks DB!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: now i need to get back to kruger :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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oddesy wrote:
Thanks DB!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: now i need to get back to kruger :pray:


My longing was instantly turned into a craving .

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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Another one I got this morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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I saw a Woodland Kingfisher yesterday in a tree in our backyard. He was eyeballing the hollow tree stump which the Blackcollared Barbets have abandoned 3 weeks ago after raising their chicks. :shock: Maybe he and the lady are moving in! :dance: :dance: :dance:

Herewith a photo and sorry about the poor quality:
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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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Wow Theuns! It would be great if they did move in, I have them in my garden every day but they nest somewhere else.


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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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Yes that would be great Sprocky, we are holding thumbs! :thumbs_up:

Thanks for your video DinkyBird. I'm a bit of a "Big 5" person and not much of a birder and I have always thought that sound was made by some sort of a dove! :redface: Now I know it's the Woodlands Kingfisher! :dance: :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:49 am 
That is really so cool, TheunsH!!! 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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It was great to hear that sound again. Thanks Dinkybird.

I saw this one on the H4-1

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Now I also have a query, we saw this Kingfisher on the Mahonie Loop near Punda Maria this Feb and after much long and hard debate are thinking it could be a Mangrove Kingfisher?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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The kingfisher appears to have a bit to much blue on the head than Mangrove, I would go with WOODLAND KINGFISHER (The form with less black on the lower mandible) :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Bearing known distribution in mind I would also think it is rather a Woodland Kingfisher seen on Mahonie Loop. But I must say, lookinf at the colours it looks like a somewhat lost Mangrove Kingfisher.

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