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Bee-eater: Swallowtailed

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Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:26 pm Unread post
Seen in the Kgaligadi T.P. recently.

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Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:01 pm Unread post
Also in KTP. :wink:

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Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:30 pm Unread post
Another one for pleasure.


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Mon May 10, 2010 7:36 pm Unread post
Seen @ Barberspan yesterday :D
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Mon May 10, 2010 8:07 pm Unread post
Two more from my ongoing trip report.
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Mon May 10, 2010 8:34 pm Unread post
Very beautiful bird. Great pics guys


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Mon May 10, 2010 10:50 pm Unread post
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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Thu May 20, 2010 6:28 pm Unread post
Jumbo, very impressive image! Still need to see this bird! :D


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Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:21 am Unread post
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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Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:38 am Unread post
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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Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:34 pm Unread post
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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Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:59 pm Unread post
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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Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:37 am Unread post
For those who don't read trip reports, a few photos from my recent trip to Mokala national park:

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Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:48 pm Unread post
Stunning photos WillemK :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:12 pm Unread post
Great images

Few of my images on our Dec 2011 trip

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