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Re: Saddle-billed Stork with yellow eyes and wattles

Unread post by AjayB » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:57 pm

:big_eyes: Pretty crazy stuff....

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Re: Saddle-billed Stork with yellow eyes and wattles

Unread post by Senyetse » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:53 am

JoelR wrote:Hi Senyetse. This bird has been reported before and was dubbed Mrs. Balls. :shock: There's an interesting theory involving storks, Caster Semenya and DDT. Read here.


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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by darth bangkok » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:15 am

If I could, I'd also like some help for this stork which is confusing me. I assume its a juvenile, but I am not sure which one. It was seen 2 September at Mazithi water hole in KNP.


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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Barcud » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:09 am

Hi Darth,

Think the Stork is Saddle-billed - slight upcurve on the bill.

Nice photos on your site there.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by darth bangkok » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:43 pm

Hi Barcud,

Thanks for the confirmation. I thought of Saddle billed stork too, my book doesn't show the juvenile having white on the back and head so I was confused.

And thanks for the compliment too! :thumbs_up:

I started reading your trip report about Lake Panic. The memories are flooding back :dance:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:20 pm

Chirinda let me know the identity of this young creature. I was absolutely thrilled. I am sharing this with you all and dare anyone to tell me what it might be.

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The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:26 pm

More obvious when cropped.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Micetta » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:38 pm

:doh: It does not look like any stork, that I know of :shock: But what else can it be :hmz: A heron maybe?
MM, you are the one knowing about dinguses and this is definately one :whistle:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:01 pm

MM, looks like a Juvenile Saddle Billed Stork :wink:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Micetta » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:02 pm

That is the one that I had not even considered :slap: Here!

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by louis dreyer » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:19 pm

I want to agree with DotDan on Saddle billed juvenile.
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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by El-Bok » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:39 pm

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Curious to as why the saddlebill that is feeding has a bluish eye do they have a eye film layering ? anyone know?

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by Mant » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:55 pm

Hi El-Bok

That's what I think they call a nictitating membrane. Sharks also have it.

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by El-Bok » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:29 pm

Hi Mant thanks for that knew sharks had it was stunned to see it on a stork wow something new everyday :lol:
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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:36 pm

Saw this one, catching frogs at Lake Panic two weeks ago.

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