Skip to Content

Korhaan, White-bellied

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa

Moderator: hilda

wingman
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 581
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:00 am
Location: Durban Kwazulu Natal SA

Korhaan, White-bellied

Unread postby wingman » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:04 pm

Hi some help please to confirm this one seen in drakensberg in June near Cathereral Peak

Image


this second image only these 2 taken

Image

many thanks

MattAxel
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 345
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:37 pm
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby MattAxel » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:09 pm

Wingman it's a male White-bellied Bustard. Very nice sighting!

User avatar
DotDan
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2210
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:08 am
Location: Leeu Valley

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:11 pm

Agreed.

Very special to get photo's of them Wingwam, they are quite uncommon and very shy, so not easy to get photo's of them..

Well done :wink:

wingman
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 581
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:00 am
Location: Durban Kwazulu Natal SA

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wingman » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:21 pm

Thanks for the confirmation, it was a lucky shot I was going mountain biking and left the big camera at home but always carry a panasonic point and shoot in the cubby hole when these birds walked across the road in front of us 2 adults and a youngster.

User avatar
anne-marie
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 9502
Award: Forumite of the Year & Travel Tale of the Year, Other Parks (2013)
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:36 pm
Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:32 pm

:dance: wingman, well done :thumbs_up:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

planing KTP janv/fev.2016


Return to “Birding in Southern Africa”