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Babbler, Hartlaub's

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Babbler, Hartlaub's

Unread post by schliek » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:30 am

saw it last july in the Okavango Delta



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Unread post by TrevorC » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:49 am

Maybe Hartlaub's Babbler ?? :huh:
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Unread post by Elsa » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:09 pm

Yes, I agree!
Nice pic. :D

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Re: Babbler, Hartlaub's

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:38 pm

When it comes to the regular party crowd within the Southern Africa bird mix you would be hard pressed to top the babblers. Ever inquisitive, easy to arouse and characteristically noisy by nature, they eagerly respond to a play-back of their calls, coming in quite close to investigate the "competition", totally oblivious to any nearby photographer. It was their raucous vocalisations erupting in chorus as the birds formed a loose mob inciting one another to rasp from a conspicuous perch that caught my attention as I worked the gardens of the Okavango Lodge campsite.

After days spent travelling, the Botswana trip started delivering lifers in quick succession! :dance: :dance: :dance:


Within the southern African region Hartlaub’s babbler is quite limited in its range, being found only in northern Namibia and Botswana, although it is fairly common within this area. Their preferred habitat is woodland that is located close to rivers and streams.
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Re: Babbler, Hartlaub's

Unread post by hilda » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:31 am

Great shot of another beauty Johan! Thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Babbler, Hartlaub's

Unread post by backtome » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:40 pm

Amazing that such a beautiful bird has such a terrible call. It almost sound like a sick frog. Not what I expected.
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