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 Post subject: Re: Stork, Saddle-billed
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:34 pm 
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Lovely photos :clap: xenokal :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Stork, Saddle-billed
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Thanks Dotty...

You will not believe that 2km after the t-junction to the s36 on our way to Orpen we came across around 22 Wild Dogs being given the run around by some angry Zebra. We were very lucky that day!

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 Post subject: Re: Stork, Saddle-billed
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:clap: :clap: did you get some good pics of them ???

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 Post subject: Re: Stork, Saddle-billed
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Yeah we did, I am unfortunately at work so I will post them up when I get home...

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 Post subject: Re: Stork, Saddle-billed
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 Post subject: Re: Stork, Saddle-billed
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This one we found on the phalaborwa road to mopani during December 2009
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 Post subject: Re: Stork, Saddle-billed
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Dotty I put the wild dog post and photo's in the Mammals topic here - http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=1530&start=690

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 Post subject: Saddle-billed Stork with yellow eyes and wattles
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On the West Rand Honorary Rangers' KNP Birding weekend at Berg-en-Dal three seperate trucks saw on separate occasions a saddlebilled stork with yellow eyes and yellow wattles at the base of the bill - according to the books the female has yellow eyes and no wattles whereas the male has brown eyes with wattles. We had to record whether male/female for the EWT survey. Anyone ever seen this before?

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 Post subject: Re: Saddle-billed Stork with yellow eyes and wattles
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Hi Senyetse. This bird has been reported before and was dubbed Mrs. Balls. :shock: There's an interesting theory involving storks, Caster Semenya and DDT. Read here.


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:big_eyes: Pretty crazy stuff....


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 Post subject: Re: Saddle-billed Stork with yellow eyes and wattles
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JoelR wrote:
Hi Senyetse. This bird has been reported before and was dubbed Mrs. Balls. :shock: There's an interesting theory involving storks, Caster Semenya and DDT. Read here.


Thanks Joel :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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If I could, I'd also like some help for this stork which is confusing me. I assume its a juvenile, but I am not sure which one. It was seen 2 September at Mazithi water hole in KNP.


briancasatelli.smugmug.com/Wildlife/id/9646109_43RaZ#821107103_Ae4Z7

briancasatelli.smugmug.com/Wildlife/id/9646109_43RaZ#821106526_nZRR8

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Darth,

Think the Stork is Saddle-billed - slight upcurve on the bill.

Nice photos on your site there.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Barcud,

Thanks for the confirmation. I thought of Saddle billed stork too, my book doesn't show the juvenile having white on the back and head so I was confused.

And thanks for the compliment too! :thumbs_up:

I started reading your trip report about Lake Panic. The memories are flooding back :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Chirinda let me know the identity of this young creature. I was absolutely thrilled. I am sharing this with you all and dare anyone to tell me what it might be.

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