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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by Vlakvarkvrou » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:26 pm

Hi Yolandé,
Beautiful pictures.

We saw this one in the river at Skukuza in July 2010.


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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:05 pm

oh dear :whistle:

had a bit of a moment here:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:11 pm

:hmz: MM, do you really not know what these birds are?!?

The first are saddlebilled storks.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:17 pm

Arks, I do know the Saddlebill. :wink:

I have posted a couple of raptors and LBJ's. That is out of my comfort zone.
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Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:57 am

The following Saddle-billed Storks were in the biyamiti-river in front on the Biyamiti camp site.

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by Andreas_79 » Sun May 08, 2011 11:18 am

@ arks: you are right, LVB´s stork is a wooly-necked stork.

I saw this female yellow-billed stork along the S137 in April:

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by Aquilla » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:06 pm

I have just come back from Kruger and happened upon a nest in use and with a juvenile in it being fed by the female......Does anyone want to know where it is located?

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by okie » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:01 pm

We saw Saddle Bill storks on 5 diffferent occasions in May . This one was on the Mahonie loop near Punda Maria .

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by adw » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:43 pm

Browsing through some of my previous KNP trips I came across this photo of 2 Saddle Billed Storks performing their mating ritual. On my computer I have titled this photo as 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
This photo was taken in November 2009 on the Sweni Road. They were quite far in and I have had to crop the photo quite a bit.

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by Bosnimf » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:52 pm

I was in the Satara area on 28 June and 7 July, and for the first time ever, I saw juvenile Saddle-billed storks - 3 of them! On the 28th they were on the S41 close to Gudzani waterhole, with both adults about 50m away. On the 7th I found them closer to Gudzani dam (still on the S41), with the adults only 10m away. Remind me of the ugly duckling story.... :)

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:15 pm

I took these pictures of the Saddle-billed Stork at the Nsemanidam close to Satara.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by MichaelWildtuin » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:12 pm

Hello!
What kind of stork/heron is this? Could it be a marabou stork?
I saw it next to water a bit north of Mopani camp in Kruger.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:24 pm

@Michael, it looks to me like it could be a Juv Marabou Stork.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by davejenny » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:30 pm

MilchaelWildtuin - it's a juvenile Woolly-necked Stork

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gregor » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:38 pm

davejenny wrote:MilchaelWildtuin - it's a juvenile Woolly-necked Stork

Dave



Sure?

I think more of a juv saddle billed to be honest.
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