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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.
Letaba 19 July 2017
Nyarhi Rustic Bush Camp 20-23 July 2017

Letaba 15-17 Oct 2017
Shingwedzi 17-20 Oct 2017
Punda Maria 20-14 Oct 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.
Letaba 19 July 2017
Nyarhi Rustic Bush Camp 20-23 July 2017

Letaba 15-17 Oct 2017
Shingwedzi 17-20 Oct 2017
Punda Maria 20-14 Oct 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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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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Re: Flycatcher, African Paradise-

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:07 pm

After having given me the right run-around for many weeks, she decided to co-operate this morning. :D

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:51 pm

You are very lucky. Great photo!

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Re: Flycatcher, African Paradise-

Unread post by Ladybirder » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:44 pm

Stunning Pic Guinea Pig :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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