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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Adansonia » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:26 am

My total is up to 336. The two additions are:

Icterine Warbler - close to Orpen earlier this year
Whiskered Tern - Mazithi dam (close to Tshokwane) earlier this month

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed May 04, 2016 8:30 am

Lesser Jacana - 375
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Horrace » Fri May 13, 2016 8:29 am

Good morning all. I very new to birding, only just started to take it seriously. My list currently stands at around 102 photographed birds. If I may ask. If a bird has 2 forms such as a Dark and Pale forms or natural and Rufous, do you count that as 1 type of bird or 2. Recently added for example the pale form of Tawny eagle to my list, and not sure if I now have 1 or 2 birds (having the "traditional" form on record already),.

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri May 13, 2016 9:28 am

Welcome to the joys and frustrations of birding Horrace. Mainly joys I hope.

Unfortunately you can only count a species once, no matter how it presents.

My first gabar goshawk sighting was the 'normal' one sitting on a branch next to the dark form one. One tick only.

Still, on 102, you have a lot more potential WOW moments left than those of us who have a few more.

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Horrace » Fri May 13, 2016 9:56 am

Thanx for the info Bush Baptist, looking forward to those Wow moments...


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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by yoda » Tue May 24, 2016 10:22 am

yoda wrote:Unfortunately, my mom moved flat some years ago, and disposed of all my bird books. (I bought a few ones in December). So I don't have all my notes and records.
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Fortunately one of my birds books was still in my mon's flat.
And a family member visiting managed to bring it over for me. - my copy of Newmans Birds of Kruger.

So I went through and added all the sightings/notes from there onto my Kruger list.
A bit time consuming matching up the "old" names to the "new" names.

So I am now up to 162, if my profile can please be updated.

Of interest.
I had a note of seeing a Booted Eagle in the Satara area, not far from Nsemani Dam 1983.
I was with my late father who was an avid bird watcher and knew his stuff. So I am assuming the ID is correct.
But I see Booted Eagle is no longer on Kruger lists, though Newman does consider it to be rare.
Btw, I have left this off my tally for the mean time.
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed May 25, 2016 9:26 am

yoda wrote:
Of interest.
I had a note of seeing a Booted Eagle in the Satara area, not far from Nsemani Dam 1983.
I was with my late father who was an avid bird watcher and knew his stuff. So I am assuming the ID is correct.
But I see Booted Eagle is no longer on Kruger lists, though Newman does consider it to be rare.
Btw, I have left this off my tally for the mean time.


Hi Yoda,

I too have recorded Booted Eagle in Kruger and I know of a friend who photographed one last year just south of Satara. They are quite rare for Kruger, but definitely occurs there.

Which list do you refer to?
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by yoda » Wed May 25, 2016 10:18 am

wildtuinman wrote:
yoda wrote:
Of interest.
I had a note of seeing a Booted Eagle in the Satara area, not far from Nsemani Dam 1983.
I was with my late father who was an avid bird watcher and knew his stuff. So I am assuming the ID is correct.
But I see Booted Eagle is no longer on Kruger lists, though Newman does consider it to be rare.
Btw, I have left this off my tally for the mean time.


Hi Yoda,

I too have recorded Booted Eagle in Kruger and I know of a friend who photographed one last year just south of Satara. They are quite rare for Kruger, but definitely occurs there.

Which list do you refer to?


wildtuinman,
so possibly Satara is a hot spot for them?
Can my tally be adjusted to 163, thanks

I printed off a list off of the Forum/SANP website. Can't quite remember which.
Booted Eagle is also not in the Roberts, Birds of KNP
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed May 25, 2016 12:24 pm

In the official list it is listed as:

422 136 Booted Eagle Booted Eagle Sr A rare visitor to Kruger - most records likely to be pale phase Wahlberg's



Although I would think that it could be more confused with immature Ayres's Hawk-Eagle.
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by DotDan » Thu May 26, 2016 8:00 am

No I wouldnt say Satara is a hot spot for them. I think sightings in these area's could be birds moving through.

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by yoda » Thu May 26, 2016 9:24 am

Any idea why they aren't listed in Roberts?
Seems that although rare, they are seen occassionally.
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu May 26, 2016 1:07 pm

Simple Yoda.
The Roberts guys haven't seen them.
Like the coastal cisticola the guide found for the group I was with in Moz. None of the 'top' guys saw it so it in not recognised as a Southern African bird.
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by yoda » Fri May 27, 2016 12:05 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Simple Yoda.
The Roberts guys haven't seen them.


BB, a short sighted view to take?

The nature of a rare bird, is that it is seldom seen! :roll:
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