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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:18 pm 
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Wow, beautiful photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Couple of pangolins, ok, no prob :P
Love your ugly 5, but I counted 6 :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Here's your pangolin :thumbs_up:

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I think that there shold be a beautiful five mammal and a beautiful five bird.

My mammals would be:
Adult male Nyala
Serval
Leopard (although I prefer the cheetah)
Small spotted Genet
Dwarf Mongoose

My birds would be
African Green Pigeon
Malechite Kingfisher
Jakana
Fisheagle
Bluewaxbill

My most curious reptile

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:52 am 
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its areally tough but here is my 10

african fish eagle
leopard
martial eagle
cheetah
serval
bateleur
caracal
mozambiquin spitting cobra
black rhinoceros
lion


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Nice pangolin MM :clap: , where did you see it?

mammals:
-Cheetah
-Nyala
-Giraffe
-Honey Badger
-Wild Dog

birds:
-Martial Eagle
-Woodland Kingfisher
-Bateleur
-Southern Red Bishop
-Brown-headed Parrot

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Thanks for the pangolin :clap: :thumbs_up:

beautiful mammals:
- male nyala
- sable
- leopard
- caracal
- giraffe

birds, sorry I have got 6! :D
- african fish ealge
- bateleur
- white-fronted bee-eater
- lilac-breasted roller
- african hoopoe
- malachite kingfisher

flying cheetah - there are only 5 ugly 5 :D

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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SORRY, I am canceling the honey badger from my ugly 5! I was on the wrong way! It was to late yesterday :D

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Mine consists of those animals I have not seen yet:

Caracal
Python
Honey Badger
Pangolin
Porcupine
Small or Large spotted Genet
(i'm very generous with my wish-so I'll make it 6 :thumbs_up: )

The beautiful ones I simply love seeing (and have seen)

Roan
Sable
Ayres Eagle
Nyala
Pearl Spotted Owl
Serval
(6 again- gotta keep the generosity up :whistle:

Cheers

Noel


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Hi Noel,
I've never heard of Ayres Eagle :doh: Is there another name for it
and do you find it in KNP :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Hi Flying Cheetah

That is what I knew it by when we saw it, and identified it from Roberts Birds. Its probably called something else now- but is very similar to the african Hawk Eagle only a lot more streaked on the breast. We had a lot of time to identify it as it was drinking at a waterhole. Thrilling sight.

If you have the new name-will appreciate hearing it. My birding has suffered a lot over the years. but catching up-ever so slowly. :thumbs_up:


Have a great day!

Noel


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Our family's Beautiful Five:

1) Carmine Bee eater
2) Kudu
3) Fish eagle
4) Leopard
5) Bushbuck

(and all the trees, and the birds, and the animals, and the veld, and the mountains, and the waterholes ... and .... and .... :whistle: )

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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Hi Noel,
now I got it. It's Ayres's Hawk-Eagle (Aquila ayresii) :mrgreen:
Really a very nice bird, but I never saw one in nature..
Also a good day to you.

Dupacc wrote:
and the waterholes ... and .... and .... )

I'm sure you wanted to mention the stars :P

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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And not to mention the dust that give you some work when you get back, and the Shongololo's.

Flying Cheetah- It was a memorable sighting as they are a bit rare. Have not seen the Hawk Eagle yet :pray:

Cheers. :thumbs_up:

Noel


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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This is a really great thread. Didn't realise how hard it would be to choose. :hmz: :hmz:

It's like a really tough mutiple choice question with WAY too many options.
But here are my beautiful 5 (for the time being, it keeps changing)

leopard
cheetah
sable
european bee eater
woodland kingfisher

I don't have an ugly5 :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Five
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All animals are beautiful. It is so hard to choose just five so here are my top 10:

Nyala
Leopard
Cheetah
Giant King Fisher
Martial Eagle
Wild Dog
Honey Badger
Fish Eagle
Kudu
Zebra

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9 Oct - Shingwedzi
10 Oct - Mopani
11 Oct - Letaba
12 & 13 Oct - Olifants
14 Oct - Satara
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