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Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

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Re: Woodland Kingfisher in Kruger in March?

Unread post by Jumbo » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:34 am

Hi Carolynn
In Marloth they are normally still around till almost the end of April....but they are less “talkative” from middle April...

@woodlin...in January my SO actually saw one at his office in Hillcrest...so it seems they do visit that part of PTA 8)

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Re: Woodland Kingfisher in Kruger in March?

Unread post by carolynn » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:18 am

Thanks to all for info. Dotdan, how can you possibly not notice them, they are so vocal they force you to listen! (Yeh, I know, must be female....) Love the bird, love the call!
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Re: Woodland Kingfisher in Kruger in March?

Unread post by DotDan » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:50 am

carolynn wrote:Thanks to all for info. Dotdan, how can you possibly not notice them, they are so vocal they force you to listen! (Yeh, I know, must be female....) Love the bird, love the call!


It is like a woman nagging....you know they are there....but you just don't notice it anymore. :twisted: :lol:

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Re: Woodland Kingfisher in Kruger in March?

Unread post by carolynn » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:24 pm

:sniper: :naughty: :lol:
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Re: Woodland Kingfisher in Kruger in March?

Unread post by Adrenalin » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:40 pm

well did you find the little guys?

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Re: Woodland Kingfisher in Kruger in March?

Unread post by carolynn » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:04 pm

Yes, I am pleased to say we did! Not as much as in Januaray, but they were definately still there and more of them in the Satara area than down south.
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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread post by wildheart » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:21 am

We were watching a woodland kingfisher 'dancing' in a tree while listening to their beautiful call. :wink:

Woodland Kingfisher dance/call

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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:52 pm

Taken yesterday in Satara.
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Re: Kingfisher Striped

Unread post by Tionet » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:50 pm

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I think your little bird is going to into a Woodland Kingfisher. I am no expert though

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Re: Kingfisher Striped

Unread post by Tionet » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:04 am

Told you I was no expert. On second thought it looks more like a Striped Kingfisher, streaked crown, white neck and the black band through the eye. The bill is dark above and red below. They are the smaller of the Kingfisher clan (should have been a dead give away for someone as untrained as I)

Sorry for the previous very incorrect info.

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Re: Kingfisher Striped

Unread post by JenB » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:04 am

Hi Tionet,
I think your first instinct was the correct one, this is a Woodland Kingfisher. The upper part of the bill is red and the lower part black (diagnostic) while in the Striped Kingfisher it's the other way round (upper- black, lower - red). The striped kingfisher has a brown back while your birdy shows blue. The general colouration of the striped is similar to and can be confused with Brownhooded -.
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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:52 pm

This Woodland KF was lying with wings outstretched sunning himself. :D

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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread post by ndloti » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:52 pm

Who has heard one in KNP this spring / summer ,and where ?
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:33 pm

Hi ndloti,

"Prime Origins guide to best birding in Kruger" has the average arrival date of the woodies as 11 Nov, and earliest arrival date as 3 Nov in 1978/86/89.
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Re: Kingfisher: Woodland Kingfisher

Unread post by ndloti » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:35 pm

Was seen a few days ago in Cr Br area by MGoddard , anyone heard one yet this season ?
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.


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