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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby Groovy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:55 am

Found Yellowbilled oxpeckers on the S118, Lower Hlambane this weekend, I was also very surprised to find them this far south, really special.

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:59 am

Found them on the H9 between Phalaborwa and Letaba

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby Johann » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:53 pm

Found the bird at its nest on the Nyala loop (Pafuri) in January 2012.

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:05 pm

Absolutely brilliant pictures Johann. National Geographic stuff. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby Dabchick » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:29 pm

We also found them quite a bit south of Mopani during our vacation last month. I think it is because the large buffalo herds are all down there. We've seen very few buffaloes and no yellow-billed oxpeckers near Punda Maria where we usually see them...

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:44 pm

Great photos Johann.

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby Johann » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:38 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys.
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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby Groovy » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:53 pm

Hi Johann, my goodness, what equipment are you running? Would be interesting to know

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby Johann » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:42 pm

Groovy wrote:Hi Johann, my goodness, what equipment are you running? Would be interesting to know

Thanks Groovy. The subject made life easy for me this time.
Using a Canon EOS 400D with a Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L lens for now. Although it doesn't come equipped with an image stabiliser the lens is nice and sharp. Love it.
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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby LaeveldLeeu » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:38 pm

Johan, it looks like the bird is sitting on my screen and I will be able to touch it. Well done!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:18 pm

We battled not to find one on every single buffalo herd we came across from as low down as Phalaborwa gate all the way up into Pafuri during our most recent visit.

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:38 pm

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby LaeveldLeeu » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:26 pm

I found them on buffalo, 6km from Phabeni gate on the tar road. 19 Jan 2013

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby yoda » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:17 pm

How far South have YBO been seen?

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From earlier in the thread they were seen near Biyamati a few years ago.
Are YB more common in the South now??

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread postby bushguy » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:45 pm

Saw one at Ntandanyati hide in late Oct 2012 nowhere near any animals, but on the dead tree nexto the car park !
Spring is sprung, Der grass is riz, I wonder where dem boidies is?
Der boids is on der wing,
Ain't dat absoid?
Der wings is on de boid!


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