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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:26 pm

More obvious when cropped.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Micetta » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:38 pm

:doh: It does not look like any stork, that I know of :shock: But what else can it be :hmz: A heron maybe?
MM, you are the one knowing about dinguses and this is definately one :whistle:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:01 pm

MM, looks like a Juvenile Saddle Billed Stork :wink:

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Unread post by Micetta » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:02 pm

That is the one that I had not even considered :slap: Here!

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Unread post by louis dreyer » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:19 pm

I want to agree with DotDan on Saddle billed juvenile.
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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by El-Bok » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:39 pm

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Curious to as why the saddlebill that is feeding has a bluish eye do they have a eye film layering ? anyone know?

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by Mant » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:55 pm

Hi El-Bok

That's what I think they call a nictitating membrane. Sharks also have it.

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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

Unread post by El-Bok » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:29 pm

Hi Mant thanks for that knew sharks had it was stunned to see it on a stork wow something new everyday :lol:
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Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:36 pm

Saw this one, catching frogs at Lake Panic two weeks ago.

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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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Re: Stork, Saddle-billed

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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