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Flycatcher, African Paradise-

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Hippotragus
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Re: African Paradise-flycatcher

Unread post by Hippotragus » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:10 pm

Hi wildfreak

Yes, we are lucky with our birds. We live on a smallholding of about 7 acres with very nice shrubs, trees, etc.

I have counted 53 species so far. Haven't posted yet, 'cos I really want to try and get more!!!

We've had Egyptian Geese, Helmeted Guineafowl, Blacksmith and Crowned Lapwings nesting in our paddocks. Laughing Doves often nest in the rafters of the stables (the horses are very protective of "their" babies!).

What is really wonderful is that all my staff are taking an interest in the birds and will rescue any injured bird - for me to give to a friend who rescues birds and, when they are healed, returns them to the wild.
Malelane 12th October 2016
Skukuza 16th October 2016
Lower Sabie 17th October 2016
Skukuza 2nd-5th March 2017
Satara 5th-8th March 2017
Tamboti 8th-11th March 2017

Hippotragus
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Re: African Paradise-flycatcher

Unread post by Hippotragus » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:51 am

Update: male's nest-building efforts have now been accepted by female.
The nest is an amazing piece of art - a perfect little cup made from lichen.

I think she has laid her egg/s and is sitting on them.

Can't wait for the youngsters to arrive.

The young Hadeda Ibis (nest just above the Flycatchers) is doing well.
Malelane 12th October 2016
Skukuza 16th October 2016
Lower Sabie 17th October 2016
Skukuza 2nd-5th March 2017
Satara 5th-8th March 2017
Tamboti 8th-11th March 2017

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Re: Flycatcher, African Paradise-

Unread post by Tilandi » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:18 am

Found this little chick trying to fly up against a wall, sat still for a few pic's and managed to fly back in the trees. Taken 13/1/10 @ Ngwenya Lodge just outside Croc-Bridge. :D
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Latest lifer Greater Painted Snipe, Burchell's Courser

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Re: Flycatcher, African Paradise-

Unread post by DuQues » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:23 pm

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Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

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Re: Flycatcher, African Paradise-

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:29 am

Not always easy to grab good pics off the male, but I finally managed to grab one as he sat still for a couple of seconds.

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