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Re: Your most rarest Kruger bird

Unread post by mosij » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:04 pm

My 3 rarest for Kruger;

Sooty Falcon
Fawn Coloured Lark
Broad Tailed Warbler

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Re: Your most rarest Kruger bird

Unread post by Haupie » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:38 pm

What a great topic. I am a novice birder. Always looking for the birds, but battling to ID them. I really like this topic and hope to one day add to the lists myself
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Re: Your most rarest Kruger bird

Unread post by Yoda » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:25 am

I would have to say Dwarf Bittern.

Prob not all that rare. But I saw it for the first time last December.

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Re: Your most rarest Kruger bird

Unread post by Manovo-Gounda » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:47 pm

My rarest for Kruger:

- dwarf bittern (Pafuri bridge)
- bat hawk (Punda Maria camp)
- black sparrowhawk (Mophongolo loop)
- pennant-winged nightjar (Punda Maria)
- Böhm's spinetail (Pafuri)
- icterine warbler (Babalala)
- Arnot's chat (Klopperfontein)
- African yellow white-eye (Pafuri)
- redcollared widowbird (Napi road)
- lemon-breasted canary (close to Crook's corner)

I am looking very much forward to add to the list!
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Re: Your most rarest Kruger bird

Unread post by bushguy » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:22 pm

I saw a blue crane a few years back in the area around Transport dam. Took some serious double takes. It was confirmed as a vagrant.
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Re: Your most rarest Kruger bird

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:01 am

Some interesting posts here...

I thought I'd add a few crackers... In January 2009 I saw burnt-necked, green-capped and yellow-bellied eremomelas within the space of an hour, all at Crookes corner.

I thought bushveld pipit (Mpongolo trail, February 2012) was very special. A yellow wagtail seen at Mooiplaas last year is one of only three SABAP records and must therefor be the 'scarcest' bird I've had the pleasure...

Some other birds I consider to have been special sighting: Alpine swift, African stonechat, harlequin quail, striped pipit, collared pratincole, white-fronted plover, marsh owl, red-capped lark, half-collared kingfisher, Dickinson's and lesser kestrels, brown-backed honeybird, Fulvous and African black ducks, white-breasted cuckoo-shrike, croaking cisticola, small button quail, little bittern and blue-cheeked bee-eater.

My list of 350+ does not have Cape sparrow, Cape wagtail, speckled pigeon or common fiscal, just to name a few that some 'mites may consider 'common' birds, but that I have failed to connect with.
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