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What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby DANKBAAR » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:18 pm

African Fish Eagle defnitely. When I hear that call my spine starts tinkling and I just know I'm in a National Park.
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby michaelpr » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:36 pm

I don't know what it's called but I think it is a woodpecker. It sounds like an alarm clock going of. You hear it in the mornings.

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby Timepilot » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:59 am

I would go with the African Fish Eagle and then the Pearl Spotted Owlet.
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:19 am

michaelpr wrote:I don't know what it's called but I think it is a woodpecker. It sounds like an alarm clock going of. You hear it in the mornings.

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby Herman » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:59 pm

That frantic pre-dawn francolin is my favourite !!

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby forestgump » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:20 pm

in the morning the sound of the black-crowned tchagra,
to get me smiling ,the mourning dove :D ,
holiday mood, the woodland kingfisher
night time , fn nightjar
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby Hazyview Charlie » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:46 pm

It has to be the Grey Lourie

Nothing else captures the sound of the bush quite like it, and seeing as I am currently knee deep in snow in bleak UK, I can't wait to hear this bird call when we return next week to glorious Kruger

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby Scipio » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:44 pm

Black Eyed Bull-Bull, the most pure voice in nature.. :thumbs_up:

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby adw » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:42 pm

For me there are so many birdcalls that I enjoy, however one that stands out for me is the Black Collared Barbet. Watching the male and female acting as a duet is also something to enjoy.
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby flying cheetah » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:40 pm

Definetely Woodland Kingfisher!!
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby michel367 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:42 pm

By far the African Fisheagle as it is so distinctive and unique to Africa. :thumbs_up:

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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:01 am

Another favourite call is that of the white faced owl .
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby Dupacc » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:15 am

We just love the call of the Fish Eagle :D :D

But when we hear a Crested Francolin, an African Nightjar or a White-fronted Bee-eater we know we are where we want to be! :whistle: :dance: (Oh, and don't forget the Yellow Billed Hornbill ...)
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby gmlsmit » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:51 am

I cannot say which call is my favourite, however I have a few meaning much to me:

African Fish Eagle calling "I am I am from AFRICA".

The White Faced Owl calling "tiu tiu tiu" does something for me in the dark of an AFRICAN night.

The Francolin announcing dusk or a new day with their happy "chakkity chakkity chakkity, chee cheeky KAcheeky KAcheeky KA chee".

The Guinea Fowl in chorus with the Francolin "krrdii krrdii krrdii".

The Crested Barbet's "tjrrrrrrr tjrrrrr" on a hot afternoon makes me feel at home in AFRICA.

The Black Collared Barbet calling "toe poedelie, toe poedelie, toe poedelie" makes me appreciate the wonders of nature.

The little Fiery Necked Nightjar begging the :good Lord to deliver us" makes all quiet while listening.

The "cru cru cru" of a little Scopsie makes me count the days still left in the Park.

The "chip tjrr chip tjrr" of the Woodland Kingfisher makes me forget the heat of summer when planning my trip as one really misses them when they have migrated to their warmer destinations.

I have to stop now as I still have so many other favourites - all the children of the Great Mother created by the ALMIGHTY.
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Re: What Is Your Favourite Bird Call?

Unread postby G@mespotter » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:32 pm

ndloti wrote:Mine is the fiery necked nightjar .


With Ndloti on this one! SUCH an awesome sound :D
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