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Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

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Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread post by charbel » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:22 pm

Dear manicwalker, Meandering Mouse and Hilda,
Thanks. Hornbills are lovely.... I will now send some more pics of another Hornbill species..... and of a bird I don't know what it is. Perhaps you can help me....

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Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread post by charbel » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:36 pm

Dear 'mites,
It was our fifth day in KTP.... Hornbills were often found.... But it was truly a pleasure to find this juvenile African Grey Hornbill!

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In this pic we can see this outstanding bird, with such a conspicuous and curious beak!

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This other Grey Hornbill was sharing a perch with a Lilac-Breasted Roller.

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Another bird we saw relatively often but it was a pearl to be contemplated was the Marico Flycatcher.

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Finally can someone help me with this chick. I am not sure what it is. When we saw it in the field we thought it could be an Ostrich. But where is the long neck of the Ostrich chick. Then I looked at my guides and couldn't find it.

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Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread post by umtali1 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:06 pm

Wonderful pictures of all the birds :clap: :clap:

So frustrating when bird books don't show pictures of the young ones :wall: :wall:

The grey hornbills have the most musical song :D . Stopped me dead in my tracks :clap:
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Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:58 am

umtali1 wrote:Wonderful pictures of all the birds :clap: :clap:


The grey hornbills have the most musical song :D . Stopped me dead in my tracks :clap:


I agree with the melodic song of the African Grey Hornbill. They are much shyer than the other hornbills. You were so lucky to get such clear sightings.

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Re: Charbel's Kgalagadi: The Big and Small. KTP, June '13

Unread post by hilda » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:38 pm

Beautiful portrait of the juvenile Grey Hornbill Charbel, and the adult is just as beautiful! I must say, we saw so many of them up north during our October visit. They are awesome! :clap: :clap:

That pretty little bird is indeed a Marico Flycatcher, if I am not mistaken. :clap: :clap:

The adorable little chick is a Crowned Lapwing chick. :dance: :dance:


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