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What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:13 pm

Mine is the fiery necked nightjar .
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby elephus » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:22 pm

Grey Lourie

Mods, please do somthing about the serval's avatar, this is a family forum... :wink:
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby ecojunkie » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:34 pm

I love the plaintive call of the grey hornbill - so evocative of the bush.
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby Siobain » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:36 pm

I have to agree with you WAC, there are so many it is difficult to
choose, but living in the Free State my choice is more limited, so
I have to say at home it is the 'Cape Robin Chat'. When at Kruger in
the summer, I love the 'Woodland Kingfisher', and for the evenings
I have to agree with the weird avvie'd serval :lol: 'Fiery necked nightjar'
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:49 pm

elephus wrote:Grey Lourie

Mods, please do somthing about the serval's avatar, this is a family forum... :wink:

I didn't think people concentrated on the people in the pic .
At least I can at the same time also crop the telephone poles .
Done , your family can now stop perving ...
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby elephus » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:52 pm

:clap: :funny: Great retort serval man!
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby TheunsH » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:47 pm

Definitely the African Scops Owl while sitting around a "hardekool" (lead wood) fire in the bush...prrt-prrt...I hope that is the one I'm thinking about. :thumbs_up:

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby EetHomKitty » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:06 am

My Wife calling me outa bed saying the coffee is ready :P

In all hosently, Scops Owl at night and during the day - I think it is some type of dove, you allways hear it on african wildlife programs. Might be the Mourning Dove, I dont have speakers with me so its kinda difficult to hear.

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:38 am

Probably green spotted dove ? (alternative name emerald spotted wood dove - often seen flying up off the quieter dirt roads)
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby Sprocky » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:47 am

Alright, I'll break the ice :whistle:

The African Fish Eagle, it has to be the best sound in Africa, followed closely by the Kuduzela. :wink:

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby big5spotter » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:19 am

Sprocky wrote:The African Fish Eagle,
No doubt about it!
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:54 am

For me it's the Yellow Billed Hornbill. When I go through the tunnel on the way to Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa, I cannot wait to see and hear the first Hornbill. When I hear them, I know that paradise is just around the corner.
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby Nurse Bev » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:00 pm

For me also the African Fish Eagle - known here as Inkwazi. I live close enough to the Tugela river to hear them, if not see them.
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby Babu » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:59 am

Red-chested Cuckoo! :lol:


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