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Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:17 pm 
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I saw a small piece of a doccie on the American or was it Alaskan (can't remember) Condor over the past weekend on National Geographic. The Condor did exactly the same thing. Like Elsa said it was to increase the heat captured by the body.

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Of unusual poses... this GH was sitting on its haunches!

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 Post subject: Goliath Heron
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I am confused with the herons. :doh:
Please help ID these....
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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1. Due to the light-colored bill I would've gone with Purple Heron. But I can't say for sure that the light is not playing tricks on the color of it. It is difficult to estimate the size of the bird as well. But Goliath Heron has a dark bill. I would however think that the bill is too heavy for a Purple Heron. I also don't see any dark cap and the under parts looks chestnut coloured. Possibility is good that it is a Goliath Heron.

2 & 3. Very big heron with a dark bill. Goliath Heron.

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Agree with WTM and his reasoning. 3x Goliath. The giss of number 1 rules out Purple Heron and the bird also lacks black markings on the face.


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The Goliaths are breeding at Lake Panic.

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These two taken yesterday at Lake Panic

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Barcud, this is possibly the major time of the year for any birder. The birdings moments are amazing.

My most dramatic was a romantic duel, call of the Goliath Heron at Lake Panic. I wish that I had a bigger lens in that moment.

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Wow, nice one, must have been amazing to watch!

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Took this picture of a Goliath Heron at Shimuwini camp.

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Lake Panic, Nov 2011:

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A Goliath Heron at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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A Goliath Heron and Fish Eagle at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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