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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread postby Aquilla » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:06 pm

I have just come back from Kruger and happened upon a nest in use and with a juvenile in it being fed by the female......Does anyone want to know where it is located?

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread postby okie » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:01 pm

We saw Saddle Bill storks on 5 diffferent occasions in May . This one was on the Mahonie loop near Punda Maria .

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread postby adw » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:43 pm

Browsing through some of my previous KNP trips I came across this photo of 2 Saddle Billed Storks performing their mating ritual. On my computer I have titled this photo as 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
This photo was taken in November 2009 on the Sweni Road. They were quite far in and I have had to crop the photo quite a bit.

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread postby Bosnimf » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:52 pm

I was in the Satara area on 28 June and 7 July, and for the first time ever, I saw juvenile Saddle-billed storks - 3 of them! On the 28th they were on the S41 close to Gudzani waterhole, with both adults about 50m away. On the 7th I found them closer to Gudzani dam (still on the S41), with the adults only 10m away. Remind me of the ugly duckling story.... :)

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:15 pm

I took these pictures of the Saddle-billed Stork at the Nsemanidam close to Satara.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby MichaelWildtuin » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:12 pm

Hello!
What kind of stork/heron is this? Could it be a marabou stork?
I saw it next to water a bit north of Mopani camp in Kruger.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:24 pm

@Michael, it looks to me like it could be a Juv Marabou Stork.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby davejenny » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:30 pm

MilchaelWildtuin - it's a juvenile Woolly-necked Stork

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Gregor » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:38 pm

davejenny wrote:MilchaelWildtuin - it's a juvenile Woolly-necked Stork

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Sure?

I think more of a juv saddle billed to be honest.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby MattAxel » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:19 pm

Its not a juv Wooly-necked as that would have a dark breast, also not juv Saddle-billed as that would have a dark neck. This is a Marabou Stork.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Falconry4ever » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:18 pm

MichaelWildtuin wrote:Hello!
What kind of stork/heron is this? Could it be a marabou stork?
I saw it next to water a bit north of Mopani camp in Kruger.

It's a juv. SADDLE-BILLED STORK. Look at the red knees and feet! I've seen similar birds in northern KZN. One can even see the dark saddle visible as the same colour as the bill (unlike in adults).
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Gregor » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:30 pm

Falconry4ever is right (as usual).
I have looked through my database and also have similar pictures from juv. saddle-billed stork.

This bird does not look nowhere near a Marabou Stork and it is clearly different from a wooly-necked as well.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby FlorisCathy » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:17 pm

To stay on that same category:

The Saddle Billed Storks we can all recognise clearly, but at the left, are that the Woolly necked stork? They are a lot smaller that the Saddle Billed Storks:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Gregor » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:39 pm

Yes, they are Wooly-necked storks.
Nice picture, this also is clear prove for the picture from Michaelwildtuin being a juv. saddle billed stork.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby FlorisCathy » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:22 pm

Gregor wrote:Yes, they are Wooly-necked storks.
Nice picture, this also is clear prove for the picture from Michaelwildtuin being a juv. saddle billed stork.

That's why I posted this pic ;)
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