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Flock to the Karoo

Unread post by SHR PR & Media » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:31 am

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Re: Flock to the Karoo

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:07 am

Karoo Eremomela in Karoo NP is a tough ask. :lol: :lol:

Japie is going to have his hands ful. :twisted:
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Re: Flock to the Karoo

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:11 am

And not even talking about the "Hundreds of endemics"... :hmz: :hmz:

The last time I checked there were 177 endemics and near endemics in the whole of Southern Africa, most of them confined to the Fynbos of the southern and western Cape. :lol:

28 of these would be a great collection to find in the Karoo.
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Re: Flock to the Karoo

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:32 am

Japie and Ralie are Karoo experts, so this will be a wonderful outing for anyone wanting to clean up his or her Karoo Bird Lists. A definite must for any birder who is still looking at finding some tricky Karoo specials.
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Re: Flock to the Karoo

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:36 am

Some of the endemics you can expect to find:

African Rock Pipit
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Southern Tchagra
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Pied Starling
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Re: Flock to the Karoo

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:48 am

Near endemics are well represented in the Karoo.

Here are some of them. Let's see how many you can id?

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Re: Flock to the Karoo

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:57 am

Southern African endemics: Come on, let's see how many you can id? :twisted:

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