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Beautiful Five

Unread post by flying cheetah » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:43 pm

On my last night drive the guide told us that the rangers are going to
introduce a new list called "The Ugly Five", including hippo, warthog,
baboon, hyaena and marabou stork. I can´t see the ugliness in these
creatures (espicially in hippos, warthogs and hyaenas) so maybe its
nicer to find "The Beautiful Five" :D
On my list I have:
cheetah
nyala
ringhals cobra
martial eagle
woodland kingfisher (could be any other kingfisher but the call of wk
is like a symbol of the park for me) :lol:
Other suggestions? I know its a tough decision, maybe a Beautiful 10,
20... would be better :dance:
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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by carolynn » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:14 pm

For me you can remove that snake and add the leopard. Sorry, but cannot handle snakes. Also love the woodland kingfisher and its call.
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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:16 pm

Carmine bee-eater
Serval
Leopard
Nyala
Bateleur
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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by Scipio » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:53 pm

Black Eyed Bull-Bull(The voice)
Elephant
Crocodile
Carmine Bee-eater
Bateleur

& lots more. :whistle:

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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by Smurf » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:05 pm

This is a tough one :hmz:
Hoepoe
Yellowbilled Roller
Brown-headed Parrot
Pearlspotted Owlet
Bee eaters - "sommer" all of them

Oops already 5 :tongue: ......

Leopard
Warthog
Can't make up my mind, each and everyone has got something special. Must say also not very fond of snakes, spider etc. too close to me.

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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by DuQues » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:37 pm

GP's choices:
Kudu bull
Bateleur
Black (mamba) swallowtail butterfly
Gaboenadder
Leopard

Mine are quite different:
Sable
Armoured cricket
Carmine bee-eater
Malachite Kingfisher
Caracal
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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by weesy » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:10 am

Mine
Sable
Dwarf mongoose
Giant Eagle owl
Serval
Grey Duiker

DuQues :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: for WKF call, how about a posting of African Fish Eagle and Birchells coucall. Please please. Some of us overseas are starved of African bush sounds, theyre beatifull :D :D

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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:34 am

What a great thread...but what a difficult problem :hmz:

Mine would be
Serval
Dwarf Mongoose
Nyala
Bateleur
Carmine Bee-eater...
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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by GlenD » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:09 am

Caracal
Nyala
Steenbok
Cheetah
Sable

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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by yoda » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:30 am

Mine are:

Giraffe
Sable
Kudu
Nyala
Leopard

Thanks
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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by leelee » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:10 am

I agree with all the previous mentioned posts, but have to include the white-tail mongoose and genets. Saw them past weekend in Sabi Sand and they are gorgeous - especially the fluffy tail of the mongoose. Now that reminds me of the beautiful bush babies :roll:
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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by oddesy » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:09 pm

:hmz: Mine would be:
Serval
Kudu
Lilac-Breasted Roller
Scops Owl
Genet
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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by DANKBAAR » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:00 pm

Beautiful Five

Fish Eagle (when I here that sound I just know I'm in KNP)
Leopard
Kudu bull with at least 2 - 3 turns in his horns
Elephant
Dung Beetles (those thousands in Addo)

Ugly Five

Any snake
Hyena (that laughting at night gives me chills)
Draught
When a male lion kills a cub because it isn't his.
People who block sights for hours so that nobody else can see anything
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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by George M » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:36 pm

:big_eyes: You know the old saying about beauty being in the eye of the beholder?? Yes I agree that there are 'uglies' but lets see things in context.... Even the humble Warthog has his (or her) admirers....

My 'beautiful 5' may differ from many others - maybe we should have beautiful fives for mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, trees etc - that would make the spread a bit more even.... my 'B5' are.....

Bataleur Eagle
Leopard
Nyala (and Bushbuck but they're quite similar at first glance)
Malachite Kingfisher (like a little jewel)
Kudu

The ugliest of the ugly?? Human tourists misbehaving, maybe? Poachers certainly!

I'm sure we'll differ, no matter what we list.... but remember these words I saw the other day...."Never say 'in my opinion' or 'I'm entitled to my opinion'. You should NEVER apologise for your opinion!"

Can't wait to see your lists....

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Re: Beautiful Five

Unread post by AjayB » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:19 pm

Beautiful Five-----

Ratel
Pale Chanting Goshawk
Sable
Caracal
Leopard

Reckon BBs Ugly Five are spot-on.


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