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Unread postby BUSHBRO » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:34 pm

Hi All,

Just a pic of a crested barbet took it in letaba .The birds are so comfortable around people :P

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Unread postby leopardspotter » Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:18 am

During our stay at Letaba, I came across a dead Crested Barbet on the ground. While the bird was lying on the flood motionless, another Crested Barbet was dive bombing it from a tree above.

I've also seen them fight with Woodland Kingfishers.

Is this because they are very territorial :?: or...

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Unread postby cybeR@NGER » Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:45 am

leopardspotter wrote:I've also seen them fight with Woodland Kingfishers.

Is this because they are very territorial :?: or...

According to Roberts VII, Crested Barbets will vigorously defend their nesting territories against other hole-nesting birds and territorial pairs evict other species, including Red-throated Wryneck, from already occupied nests.
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Unread postby Meinfam » Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:04 pm

Crested Barbet near Ntandanyathi hide

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Unread postby Boulder » Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:31 am

We were about to leave for a drive to Croc Bridge and back to Lower Sabie and I had cut up an apple to put on my cereal and went inside to fetch my binos and camera and came back onto the verandah to find this little thief carrying off the largest piece of apple to the lawn below. Nice to see this bird again as he is absent from the Eastern Cape
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Unread postby gwendolen » Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:19 am

Crested in Berg en Dal
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Crested in Lower Sabie
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Unread postby Peter Betts » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:26 pm

A real colourful beauty one of a pair chipping out a hole in a tree next to our hut at Biyamiti

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Unread postby francoisd » Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:01 pm

This is our visitor to unit 8 at Biyamiti

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Unread postby Siobain » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:58 pm

Letaba camp

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Unread postby Boorgatspook » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:48 pm

Satara Camp:
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Unread postby BushFairy » Wed May 19, 2010 10:17 pm

Biyamiti close-up :)

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Unread postby RUMURUTI » Wed May 19, 2010 11:29 pm

Probably one of the most beautiful birds we saw during our last trip to KNP.
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Unread postby Bushmom » Wed May 19, 2010 11:44 pm

I have two that live in my garden in Johannesburg! Wonderful to watch them daily!
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