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Grebe: Little Grebe (Dabchick)

Unread post by timbo » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:49 pm

Check this out for more information.

Any more information would be absolutely wonderful and pics if its possible.
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Unread post by cybeR@NGER » Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:42 pm

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They sure DO occur in KNP, Timbo.
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:30 pm

They are quite common in Kruger.

There is one poor little devil that swims around in the waterhole at Ok... in Et... frantically navigating round kudu, oryx, elephand et al, and when the sun goes down they switch on the spotlights and he just carries on swimming. The poor guy hasn't had any sleep for 47 years...
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Unread post by DuQues » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:16 am

There is a couple swimming around in Klopperfontein, I'll edit in a photo or two later.
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Unread post by francoisd » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:56 am

As said Klopperfontein is one of the spots we see them regularly. We also saw a mother carrying 5 chicks on her back at N'waswitshaka waterhole on the S65 close to Skukuza in 2006, just after our 7 Cheetah sighting.

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Re: Grebe: Little Grebe (Dabchick)

Unread post by Crested Barbet » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:14 pm

The first dabchick in KNP I spotted Dec. 26, 2009, at Klopperfontein.

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Re: Grebe: Little Grebe (Dabchick)

Unread post by Bart47 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:30 pm

Quite common in the Netherlands, we call them Dodaars. Funny little ones.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bobbi Jane » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:57 pm

Can someone please help me to ID this little fella?
Is it perhaps a juvenile Little Grebe?

Was seen on small pond near and south of Lower Sabi.
There were no other water birds around.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by EOS_User » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:49 pm

Bobbi wrote:Is it perhaps a juvenile Little Grebe?

Certainly looks like it to me... Also known as a Dabchick...

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