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 Post subject: Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:58 pm 
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:shock: Looks like a whaaat? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted
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deefstes wrote:

Muchos cool!

Are you sure that's an Armoured Cricket though? Looks more like a Pyrgomorphid like Phymateus morbillosus, P. viridipes or such.


Armoured ground cricket, Acanthoplus armiventris.

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 Post subject: Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted
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 Post subject: Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted
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 Post subject: Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted
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Got it right this time - I think
Saw this in Kgalagadi in May 2011 - The cuckoo was following it all around the camp (Mata Mata) cheeping and flapping its wings begging for food - saw it feeding the cuckoo and looking around rather desperately it seemd to us :shock: for what else there was to feed this huge baby :roll: - poor old starling was looking very ragged - A first time sighting for us :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted
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Johan van Rensburg wrote:
deefstes wrote:

Muchos cool!

Are you sure that's an Armoured Cricket though? Looks more like a Pyrgomorphid like Phymateus morbillosus, P. viridipes or such.


Armoured ground cricket, Acanthoplus armiventris.

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Oh yes, no doubt there. And a lovely picture.

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 Post subject: Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted
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ruthp wrote:
Saw this in Kgalagadi in May 2011 - The cuckoo was following it all around the camp (Mata Mata) cheeping and flapping its wings begging for food - saw it feeding the cuckoo and looking around rather desperately it seemd to us for what else there was to feed this huge baby


Shame Ruthp, poor Starling! What a great sighting! :clap: :clap:

Deefstes, JvR always makes sure of his facts before he posts something! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted
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This was near Shingwedzi, two days after the flood. Of course I do enjoy seeing the big five etc., but "special sightings" like this really make my day.

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I saw 2 adults on the S28 this past December.

Conditions weren't great (early in the morning and it was cloudy) and the photo was very blurred :cam:


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