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 Post subject: Re: Senegal Coucal
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:26 am 
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deefstes wrote:
Moegaai is quite right in ID'ing this one as a Burchell's Coucal. Just thought I'd add one or two things.

Phew... Thank goodness!!! :twisted:

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I can't remember exactly where (I think it was Biyamithi) and I can't remember exactly when but it was within the last year or so, someone posted a Senegal Coucal pic on these forums that had us scratching our heads. Most of us, including me, was quick to ID it as Burchell's Coucal based purely on distribution, even though no barring was visible. Tertius Gouws eventually put us in our place by confirming that it was indeed a Senegal Coucal, well out of range.

The other thing I wanted to add is that I suspect, and I'm not 100% sure of this, that the barring visible on the secondaries that can be seen on this bird is probably sufficient to ID it as Burchell's Coucal. My understanding is that Senegal Coucal is unbarred not only on the rump, tail feather base and flanks but also on the wings in contrast with Burchell's which shows barring on all these areas.

VERY interesting, thanks Deefstes!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:20 pm 
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After a splendid holiday in SA, I'm in the process of creating my photobook.

Who can identify the following bird for me?

Spotted near Kruger, early morning
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Thanks,

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:43 pm 
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Hi bas good to see you share an interest in our feathery friends :thumbs_up:

Looks like a Burchell's coucal (where in kruger did you see it?north or south?)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:31 pm 
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Thanks Jurgen,

I was typing too fast. I actually meant: spotted near Olifants ... Soo more or less middle Kruger.

I added a higher resolution picture, so you can zoom in more. Hope it helps.
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:19 pm 
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Yes bas

Def a burchell's coucal

all the best

Jurgen


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:23 pm 
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Jurgen agree with you all the way :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Burchell's Coucal claiming Chameleon as lunch
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:37 pm 
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Hi everyone!

I recorded this incident recently in Kruger (July) and was wondering if anyone had ever seen anything like this??? The Burchell's Coucal was struggling wildly to pry the chameleon loose from its foot- and tailholds on the nearby branches. The chameleon wasn't giving up easily and the coucal seemed to give up (don't know if it came back) after trying for more than 20 minutes to wrest the chameleon loose.

Here are some pics:
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Would love some feedback from all the serious birders on the forum!!

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 Post subject: Re: Burchell's Coucal claiming Chameleon as lunch
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:07 pm 
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ME! But I am not a serious birder, just an enthusiastic amateur.

My dad & I were at his now favourite place in Kruger in June 2005, the Mantambeni hide. We heard a hissing sound and then looked down the front of the hide, and there was this BC uncovering a chameleon under the foliage. It took about 45 minutes to get to it and peck it to death then eat it.

Sorry, some of my dad's pics are not great.

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 Post subject: Re: Burchell's Coucal claiming Chameleon as lunch
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seems like I'm not alone! thanks for sharing Bush Baptist!!

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 Post subject: Re: Coucal: Burchell's
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On one of the roads to the South of Balule

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:53 pm 
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Hi everybody. I need some help for the identification of some birds I saw during my honeymoon last July in Kruger Park, near Crocodile Bridge. I'm really new in birdwatching, so I surely did many mistakes in my identifications. So here you are some photos:

1. Burchell's Coucal
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Burchell's Coucal

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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And the last ones:

9. Burchell's Coucal
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Welcome to the forums! :yaya:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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So photos 1. and 9. are the same bird? I wouldn't say! I'm really a newby... :D


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