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Bustard: Denham's (Stanley's) Bustard

Unread postby francoisd » Thu May 31, 2007 11:24 am

Have seen this bird before but these two were part of a group of 3 birds we saw in Addo recently. Unfortunately the only photo I could get, the third bird was out of frame. And shortly after the photo was taken they flew off.

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Unread postby Bennievis » Thu May 31, 2007 3:43 pm

Francoisd

I was looking for a post on Kori Bustards and discovered your posting. I have only ever saw 2 Kori Bustards in all my years of Krugering. Are they scarce birds or was I just not paying attention. I saw one this year walking quite casually next to the S89 near the Piet Grobler dam in Kruger. Quite a sight!
Interesting that the three you saw flew away, I read they don't really flly that often.

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Unread postby francoisd » Thu May 31, 2007 3:50 pm

Hi Bennievis,

There is a topic on Kor Bustards here and you can also use the Bird Index to see if a bird is listed there.

I have also found Kori Bustard to be scares in Kruger although we do find one every visit in the Satara area and Piet Grobler dam is not that far.

I've seen a number of them in Mapungubwe on a day visit in 2005
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Unread postby Bennievis » Thu May 31, 2007 4:06 pm

Francois, Thanks for the link and information! :thumbs_up:

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Think u are right...

Unread postby Kestrel » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:17 pm

It also looks to me to be Denham's Bustards Neotis denhami. look at the markings on the head,light grey on the front of the throat and the only 1 of the same size is the Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii

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Re: Bustard: Denham's (Stanley's) Bustard

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:49 am

I recently found a group of no less than 8 birds together!!! Just west of Mosselbay. I have now seen them in that area in successive trips.

Unfortunately it was quite a long way away and I only managed a proof shot of them.
Here one bird can be seen patrolling the fence.

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:09 am

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Re: Bustard: Denham's (Stanley's) Bustard

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:15 am

I also got one in Addo (17.10.2012) :dance:
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but I don't know where the female was :hmz:
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Re: Bustard: Denham's (Stanley's) Bustard

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:49 am

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Re: Bustard: Denham's (Stanley's) Bustard

Unread postby arks » Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:16 pm

What a cool sighting, naomi :mrgreen: Where did you see it?
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Re: Bustard: Denham's (Stanley's) Bustard

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:30 pm

Yes, it was an amazing sighting, a lifer for me! :dance: And in the same vicinity we saw the Grey Crowned Cranes that I posted.
We were travelling from Bushman's Neck (Underberg) to Tiffendell Ski Resort and took all the back roads. If I remember correctly this was somewhere between Swartwater and Matatiele (Eastern Cape). :D

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Re: Bustard: Denham's (Stanley's) Bustard

Unread postby arks » Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:37 pm

Amazing what you can see when you're just en route from point to point. I've only seen a Denham's bustard from a considerable distance, so really enjoyed your spectacular "up close" photos :dance: and the greycrowned cranes (which I've yet to see) as well. :mrgreen: Thanks!
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