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Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:26 pm

Seen in the Kgaligadi T.P. recently.

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Re: Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby Tilandi » Mon May 10, 2010 7:36 pm

Seen @ Barberspan yesterday :D
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Re: Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby Touareg » Mon May 10, 2010 8:07 pm

Two more from my ongoing trip report.
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Re: Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon May 10, 2010 8:34 pm

Very beautiful bird. Great pics guys
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Re: Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby o-dog » Mon May 10, 2010 10:50 pm

Great pics!

The most interesting place I have recorded this bird was a good number of them in a little valley area next to the one house you can stay over at on the 4X4 trail in the Karoo National Park. It was June/July around 2002/3.
Wonder if anyone else has seen it in this Park?
If I remember correctly it wasn't on the list and at the time no books showed it coming anywhere near the locality at all!
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Re: Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu May 20, 2010 6:28 pm

Jumbo, very impressive image! Still need to see this bird! :D
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Re: Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby Jumbo » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:21 am

A seriously belated “Thank you” RJ (sorry, missed your comment :redface: )
Well, considering that one of your locations are in the Waterburg area….you might find the following interesting. :wink:
This is not my best pic of this specie, but it was quite special to, this past weekend, have a sighting of it in Marakele. 8)

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Re: Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:38 am

Am pretty sure I saw one on Welgevonden (adjacent to Marakele) a few years ago but didn't get a positive ID :(
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Re: Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:34 pm

Saw this mating ritual in KTP on 10 October

The male caught an insect

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offers it to the female

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she sums him up to see if he will be agood provider for her and the chicks

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and accepts him

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Re: Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby WillemK » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:59 pm

Now that is what I called "the bride's fee". Looks like she was impressed with the "fee" after all.

More serious - excellent series of photos and well captured!!!
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Re: Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby WillemK » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:37 am

For those who don't read trip reports, a few photos from my recent trip to Mokala national park:

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Re: Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:48 pm

Stunning photos WillemK :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:12 pm

Great images

Few of my images on our Dec 2011 trip

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Re: Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:52 pm

Kgalagadi December 2012

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