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Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted

Unread post by JenB » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:58 pm

:shock: Looks like a whaaat? :lol:
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Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:15 pm

deefstes wrote:
Muchos cool!

Are you sure that's an Armoured Cricket though? Looks more like a Pyrgomorphid like Phymateus morbillosus, P. viridipes or such.


Armoured ground cricket, Acanthoplus armiventris.

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Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted

Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:17 pm

:clap: Thank you all for stunning pics and info :great:
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Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted

Unread post by ruthp » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:19 pm

STRUGGLING TO UPLOAD PIC
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Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted

Unread post by ruthp » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:43 pm

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Got it right this time - I think
Saw this in Kgalagadi in May 2011 - The cuckoo was following it all around the camp (Mata Mata) cheeping and flapping its wings begging for food - saw it feeding the cuckoo and looking around rather desperately it seemd to us :shock: for what else there was to feed this huge baby :roll: - poor old starling was looking very ragged - A first time sighting for us :thumbs_up:

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Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted

Unread post by deefstes » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:20 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:
deefstes wrote:
Muchos cool!

Are you sure that's an Armoured Cricket though? Looks more like a Pyrgomorphid like Phymateus morbillosus, P. viridipes or such.


Armoured ground cricket, Acanthoplus armiventris.

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Oh yes, no doubt there. And a lovely picture.
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Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted

Unread post by hilda » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:34 pm

ruthp wrote:Saw this in Kgalagadi in May 2011 - The cuckoo was following it all around the camp (Mata Mata) cheeping and flapping its wings begging for food - saw it feeding the cuckoo and looking around rather desperately it seemd to us for what else there was to feed this huge baby


Shame Ruthp, poor Starling! What a great sighting! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted

Unread post by Impisi08 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:11 pm

This was near Shingwedzi, two days after the flood. Of course I do enjoy seeing the big five etc., but "special sightings" like this really make my day.

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Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted

Unread post by Wild about cats » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:53 pm

H15, December 2013

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Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted

Unread post by Yoda » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:35 pm

I saw 2 adults on the S28 this past December.

Conditions weren't great (early in the morning and it was cloudy) and the photo was very blurred :cam:

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Re: Cuckoo, Greater spotted

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Juvenile around Kgomo-Kgomo.

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Tessa G » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:30 pm

Could I have confirmation/help with another bird please.
Would this be the Great Spotted Cuckoo? Seen between Punda Maria and Babalala Picnic Spot December 2015


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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by hilda » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:33 pm

I would agree with your ID Tessa G! Awesome sighting! But rather let the experts confirm! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Ladybirder » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:50 pm

:thumbs_up: for both

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Tessa G » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:03 am

:D :D

Thank you Hilda and Ladybirder.
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