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Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

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Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby charbel » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:10 pm

Pumbaa wrote:Goegeous little falcons, charbel :thumbs_up:


Meandering Mouse wrote:What beautiful birds. Great Falcon sighting.


Thanks, Pumbaa and Meandering mouse, it was a lifer, and a dear one!

hilda wrote:Very nice sighting of the Red-necked Falcons Charbel, beautifully captured! :clap: :clap:

Great shot of the Bateleur in flight, and yes, I think that is a juvenile Black-chested Snake-Eagle. :clap: :clap:


Hilda, thanks for the confirmation!

umtali1 wrote:Great raptor pictures :dance: :dance: . It takes a lot of practice to get good shots of birds in flight.


Thanks, Umtali. I have been practicing, it is indeed hard... but rewarding...

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Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby charbel » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:30 pm

Dear 'mites,
This happened early morning in the Aoub River Road, not long after we left Kalahari Tented Camp. We found two White-backed Vultures in the nice landscape of the Kalahari, as far as I remember in Craig Lockhart waterhole.

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After a while one Vulture jumped on top of the other.... oops, what is going to happen here?

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I stopped taking pictures and did a short video. So, what happened is here.

https://youtu.be/h47YTnXd4t8

But I still got some pics. Here is one of them.

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Unfortunately, the White-backed Vultures are critically endangered, with decreasing populations (see http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22695189/0), even though we still see many in the protected areas. The dangers of losing scavengers is well shown by the case in India where a complex web of interactions led from losing vultures to Leopards attacking children in rural areas and small cities. We are continuously reminded of how risky it is to break with the resilience of ecological systems, but we keep doing the same thing, with just slight changes in our evidently unsustainable ways of living....

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Charbel
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Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby charbel » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:49 pm

Dear 'mites
Something is not good with the video. I am uploading it again and will soon edit the previous message to update the link.

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Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread postby charbel » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:47 pm

Well, it didn't work with the video. In my computer it is zoomed in the vultures and I can see more clearly what's going on. I don't know why it changes in you tube...

If someone wants to get a better view, just write me and I can share it through dropbox. I was disappointed with this result.

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