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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:42 pm 
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This is a woodland kingfisher transitional between juv and adult the mostly red beak is rare but does occure, the black starting to extend behind the eye is the clincher along with the black feet.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks for clarity on that one.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks for your input Guys, unfortunately the bird did not call at all during the time we were with it which was at least 15 to 20 minutes.
I see from Roberts and my Sasol guide that there have been isolated sightings of the Mangrove K/F found in Kruger, so not impossible but rather unlikely.
We were just confused with the grey head and back and of course the red bill and therefore assumed it was not a Woodie.
I see Roberts also describes the legs as being reddish with the feet dark brown to blackish and the bill of the sub adult as having a dusky tip to it?
But I agree there is the black wedge behind the eye which points to it being a Woodie, wish it had just called! :?

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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We saw this bird on the Mahonie Loop near Punda Maria in Feb this year and after much consultation between ourselves came to the ever hopeful conclusion that it was possibly a Mangrove Kingfisher, as the bill was not the full 2-tone black and red colour and it also looked greyer in the head and back region, but upon enquiring from the experts it seems it was a Woodie but one of the rarer type that don't have the dark bottom bill. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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Have they made their arrival in Kruger this season yet ?

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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Have they made their arrival in Kruger this season yet ?


Ndloti, I have not heard or seen one yet. As soon as I do I will post it here, as that will according to me be the official start of summer. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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Just a bit of trivia. 66% of all the Kingfisher species in the world does not eat fish.

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:13 am 
I actually saw one last week in Marloth (next to Croc River)….was not able to get a pic because the bird flew into somebody’s yard and the angel on my one shoulder told me it will be bad manners to race in there :lol: :wall:
I have not yet heard one tho……
We’ve noticed that around April, just before they start migrating, they stop singing…you think they are gone already because you do not hear them…but they are still around.
When I saw this bird last week, I was wondering if some of them don’t arrive earlier than the date we normally see/hear them..15 November….and are just quiet the first few week? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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I took these two pictures of the Woodland Kingfisher at Biyamiti. We were there in early March 2011 and around every bush one could hear one of these birds calling out.

Even though they were everywhere to be heard, strangely I could never get a decent photo of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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Superb image Dinkybird

This one was taken in Satara camp

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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Now I know this is a video of giraffes but just listen to the woodie in the background.

http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1730133#p1730133

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher
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:clap: :clap: Great :cam: of all the Woodies and videos everyone...very special to me. :thumbs_up:

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