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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread post by garrow » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:00 am

Yellowbilled oxpeckers found on hippo at Olifants high level bridge between Satara and Olifants April 2011

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Unread post by anne-marie » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:49 am

some very beautiful pictures :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread post by Yoda » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:22 pm

anne-marie,
Not so modest - great photos!

garrow, nice photo too.

So basically, one can see YBO anywhere in Kruger now?

This last December, I only saw Red Billed. :hmz:

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Unread post by anne-marie » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:29 pm

:yaya: yoda

not anywhere... most in the North
but now there is also some in the South :dance:
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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread post by adw » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:28 pm

Seen in May 2013 on the H1-4 near Satara. Host was a Buffalo.

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:15 am

Another one of the southern Kruger Yellow-billed Oxpeckers.

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Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:23 am

they are now in the South... that it's a good news :dance: :clap:
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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread post by Yoda » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:40 am

I am still after an elusive YB Oxpecker sighting.
Hopefully in Novemvber.

I last asked in 2013.
Are they becoming more numerous in the South? :hmz:
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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread post by bushguy » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:04 pm

Yoda

Yes they are , but still relatively scarce. Furthest south I have seen them is Ntandanyati hide, but apparently further down as well. last month saw some on buff at the bottom end of S36 near Manzimhlope. Mostly linked to bigger species (buffalo and rhino) but I have seen them on impala, so look carefully at any that you see!

I was talking to one of the bird researchers and she confirmed that they are park wide although mostly in the north. Also doing quite well outside protected areas.

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Unread post by Yoda » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:25 pm

bushguy wrote:Yes they are , but still relatively scarce. Furthest south I have seen them is Ntandanyati hide, but apparently further down as well. last month saw some on buff at the bottom end of S36 near Manzimhlope. Mostly linked to bigger species (buffalo and rhino) but I have seen them on impala, so look carefully at any that you see!

I was talking to one of the bird researchers and she confirmed that they are park wide although mostly in the north. Also doing quite well outside protected areas.

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bushguy,
So I have to stop at every herd of Impala? :thumbs_up:

I can hear my kids already......"but Dad, we have seen hundreds of these already"........ :lol:
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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread post by bushguy » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:04 am

Yoda, welcome to the life of a birder ! :( Why do you think I try go to knp by myself at least once a year :D
Spring is sprung, Der grass is riz, I wonder where dem boidies is?
Der boids is on der wing,
Ain't dat absoid?
Der wings is on de boid!

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread post by Yoda » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:32 pm

bushguy wrote:Yoda, welcome to the life of a birder ! :( Why do you think I try go to knp by myself at least once a year :D


My daughter is quite keen on seeing "pretty birds" (her words)

Hopefully I will get lucky and see the YBO
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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread post by bushguy » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:52 pm

"pretty birds " is where we all started ! :lol: I have managed to get mine a bit beyond the "pretty bird" stage , but then they are over 20 ! If I learned anything, it's to not push too hard and let them evolve at their own pace. It also helps if they are competitive , then you can use a "number" to keep them keen!

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Re: Oxpecker, Yellow-billed

Unread post by Yoda » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:00 pm

I got to see a YB oxpecker last week.

It was on a buffalo at the northern end of the S28.
Couldn't get a decent photo unfortunately
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