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Unread postby Johann » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:17 pm

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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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:11 pm

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

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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:12 am

I am confused with the herons. :doh:
Please help ID these....
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:43 am

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby JoelR » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:14 am

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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Re: Heron: Goliath

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:17 am

The Goliaths are breeding at Lake Panic.

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Re: Heron: Goliath

Unread postby JenB » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:49 pm

Lake Panic

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Unread postby Sprocky » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:08 pm

These two taken yesterday at Lake Panic

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:15 pm

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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Unread postby Barcud » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:22 pm

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

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Re: Heron: Goliath

Unread postby Leeukos » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:37 pm

Took this picture of a Goliath Heron at Shimuwini camp.

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Re: Heron: Goliath

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:16 am

Lake Panic, Nov 2011:

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Re: Heron: Goliath

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 9:06 am

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

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Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 9:06 am

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

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Re: Heron: Goliath

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 9:07 am

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

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