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 Post subject: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:10 pm 
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I saw in the board index there was a topic on Raptors :clap: but do we have a topic on Birds seen in KTP ?
If not,shall we start one ? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Goronta, I'll give it a try.

Bird identification not my strong point, but with some help I'm sure you"ll get the "picture" of what we've seen.

Lapwings in flight

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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White faced Ducks

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Great idea Goronta!!!!

Stunning rare sightings images lion queen :clap: :clap:

Bee-eater near Marie se draai

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Lion Queen, Jan thanks for launching this thread. :thumbs_up:
I'm not an expert at bird identification but birds are so interesting and ,as we can with your first posts ,almost anything can happen with birds.The sky has no limits
Very nice shots :clap:

A bird maybe common in Kgalagadi but so familiar to all KTP visitors . A pale Karoo chat ?


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MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked


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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Seen at Moravet on 4 th May 2013.

Two Flamingo's
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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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5 th May 2013 at Moravet.

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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One Lesser Flamingo

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and one Greater Flamingo
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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Thank you all for the comments

WillemV...for sure a rare sighting and you capture them beautifully :clap: :clap:

Sand grouses

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Wow all , so unusual sightings and so nice birds :clap: :clap:
As I told Lion Queen before , I'm not an expert at bird identification and I gave at once a proof : first identification and first mistake :mrgreen:
Thanks BB and Hilda for your help. :thumbs_up: It was indeed a chat but a familiar.Ok it's the way I will learn :tongue:




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Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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On 17 May we saw this at Moravet.
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We counted 30 Flamingoes

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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there is so many différent species in Kgalagadi :dance:
and you post some amazing :clap:

here is my little contribution
two first for me :dance:

Red-capped Lark

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Spike-heeled Lark

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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anne-marie we had this sighting in 2012. I think at Auchterlonie.
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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Wow a Jacana in KTP ..great sighting and image WillieV!!! :clap: :clap:

Flamingo's :clap: :clap: :clap:

and great Lark images Williev, anne-marie and Goronta

Fork-tailed Dronga

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Korhaan

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 Post subject: Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi
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Great thread Goronta :thumbs_up: and fantastic sightings and pix all. Jacana, Flamingoes, White faced ducks - Expect the unexpected in KTP! :dance:

My contribution: Greater Painted Snipe
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Lesser Moorhen
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