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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:49 am 
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Green and bluespotted Doves

I have noticed these two birds some distance from another eating seeds falling from my bird feeder. Would have loved to photograph the close together but with the help of photoshop I can now show the differences bewtween the greenspotted and bluespotted doves by merging them http://s200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27 ... merged.jpg


:shock: Holy crap!!! :shock: Excuse my French.

I've been searching for Blue-spotted for some time. Been to most of the hotspots (more than a few times) and nothing! And you got them feeding in your garden! In Tzaneen! A bit further south than any other reports I've read. Next time I'm going to Magoebaskloof I think I'll just carry straight on to Tzaneen.
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Klipbaber, welcome to the forum. Hope you are not as dry as your name suggests!!! :twisted:

I did not realise that the Blue-spotted Wood-dove's bill is yellow. I allways thought the difference between the two doves are the spots, as the names suggest.

Here is my contribution. It is a male and female, and the male pulled out all the stops to impress the female....

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Klipbaber, welcome to the forum. Hope you are not as dry as your name suggests!!! :twisted:

I did not realise that the Blue-spotted Wood-dove's bill is yellow. I allways thought the difference between the two doves are the spots, as the names suggest.

Here is my contribution. It is a male and female, and the male pulled out all the stops to impress the female....

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No no Skopsie...klipbabers like the klippe 'under' water....I am wet!

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 Post subject: Re: Dove: Emerald-spotted wood
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The Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove is known as "Xivhambalana" in Shangaan. The mournful call of the dove is a very familiar sound in the bushveld. The melodious descending "du du du du du du du" is interpreted by the Shangaans as "My mother is dead, my father is dead, and my heart goes oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh".

The Shangaans also have a saying to caution travelers, "The Xivhambalana flies to the Xepa tree". This means that it is getting late and it is time to seek food and shelter for the night.

Source: "Book - Prime Origins Guide to Best Birding in Kruger".

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Just nice photo that I would like to share.



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Leeukos :clap:
VVV : :thumbs_up:

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Nice Okie,
When we are in the parks we sometimes forget to look out for our beautiful birds!

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I love these birds. Their call is one of my favourite. It is so evocative.

Taken close to Kanniedood Dam a couple of weeks back.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Strange markings over the tail of this pigeon seen this morning in KNP.

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Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove Tilandi! :clap:


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Thought so, but when I checked my book couldn't see the markings.
Btw, where can I look for a Tambourine dove? :doh: Just cannot find them :D

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Common in coastal forests, less so in forest adjoining rivers and along lower slopes of mountainous areas in lowveld. Look for them feeding on the ground or sitting quietly in the lower stratum, like a shadow. More often than not, you'd disturb the bird before you see it and only notice it flying off at great speed... in which case it is obviously very difficult to make an ID call unless you are a very experienced birder. :twisted:

Best advice... get down to the coast... you are bound to see one there without too much hassles.

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Thank you Johan :D Will have to make a plan :hmz: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:21 am 
Hi Tilandi

As reported in THIS thread, there has been sightings of Tambourine Doves in northern Kruger…we had our sighting close to Shingwedzi in Jan 2010. 8)


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