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Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:43 pm 
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This rather bizarre behaviour witnessed by your friend is in the case of Hamerkops referred to as "towering" (although I'm not sure that that is the official term for it. It's also more commonly known as "false mounting" (no mating takes place). The reason for this behaviour is unrecorded.


I took this picture yesterday on the way down from Satara to Skukuza, these two were climbing all over each other, looked very interesting but unfortunately I don't have one of those Cameras that the Journalists use at crickets matchs etc....

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Just after I took this pic, the one Hammerkop went into the water and caught a frog, then a "Yellowbilled Kite" came and stole it from the Hammerkop in the air, it was unbelievable to watch....

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In this little video you see a hamerkop with a BIG problem, the fish is to BIG and finally the fish escaped. :roll:



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Another wonderful video Nico, a case of its eyes were bigger than its beak. but 10 out of 10 for effort. :lol:

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One of the first birds Klystron uses his new camera on so needless to say, we have many pictures of this Hammerkop

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On the S114 about 1km before it meets the H3. Can anyone ID the fish, could not believe how fast the HK was.
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Saw this guy on the Napi road near P'kop
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Hi,

I saw this Hamerkop just standing on a rock contemplating what he was going to do next. :)

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I saw these two busy bodies this morning on Crake road (Zaagkuil). There where 3 Hamerkop together but the one took off when we stopped.

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Saw this one outside Skukuza on the 28th March just standing in the road.

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TG just showed me a scientific article on a survey done on Avian Influenza in wild birds and mentioned that the authors referred to Hamerkop as Hammerhead Stork. We found this strange and I decided to ask my friend Google about this and "wraggies" here is a list of names according to Wikipedia that is used for Scopus umbretta or as known by us Hamerkop - also known as Hammerkop, Hammerkopf, Hammerhead, Hammerhead Stork, Umbrette, Umber Bird, Tufted Umber, or Anvilhead

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The following photos of a Hamerkop was taken close to Biyamiti.

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I saw a few of these in KNP and one of their nests........ :shock: :big_eyes:

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