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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:02 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:If you want serious attention, you'll have to give serious detail of the sighting, arks...

Otherwise this is a Burchell's coucal with dirty underparts...

Not sure what you mean by "serious detail", but I did fail to mention that it was seen on the S92 south of Olifants and on 25 April 2012. Since that's 4 months ago, I don't remember any further 'details' :wink:

@Elsa: thanks for that 'clue'!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:46 pm

That's the detail I was referring to :wink:

Elsa has it spot-on :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:50 am

:tongue: :D
Thanks JvR and Elsa :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby gatita » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:50 pm

we saw this coucal on march 8th on the H3 close to Malelane. Is this a juvenile burchell's?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:47 am

Spot on!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby whipper » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:49 pm

Hello

Please help me identify these birds taken recently in the park

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:20 pm

I'll make a guess:

2. Burchell's coucal

(also you really should be specific about which park when you ask for ID, as for many formumites, 'the park' is KTP :wink: )
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby whipper » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:31 pm

OK didn't know about KTP being the park. :-) These were taken in KNP around croc bridge area on the way to Hippo pools.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:15 am

Burchell's Coucal
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ladybirder » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:26 am

:thumbs_up: Anne-marie

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:38 pm

I agree with arks about 'the ' park, but with the others about the IDs.

The coucal, looks like it could be a Senegal.....
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby whipper » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:35 pm

@Bush Baptist

These shots were taken near the croc bridge area.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:56 pm

whipper wrote:These shots were taken near the croc bridge area.


Go with Burchell's unless there is compelling evidence otherwise, as Senegal are found north of Kruger & sometimes stray in.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby sarafl » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:09 am

Hi everyone. Just returned from Kruger and clueless about some of my bird sightings as usual. Any help identifying these would be appreciated. All pictures were taken in February.


1. Near Lower Sabie- I was thinking maybe a Cuckoo or Burchell's Coucal?
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