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Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl

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Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl

Unread post by gwendolen » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:10 am

It was the only one we spotted. They're quite difficult to see :)

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Unread post by shivati » Thu May 29, 2014 9:10 pm

Nyala Drive …Pafuri Region. Nice to see!!

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Unread post by Bushbuddies » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:24 am

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Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl

Unread post by Crested Val » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:47 am

I so want to see one......each time we go north I hope, but so far no luck!!! :cry:

Bizarrely, after the Cricket at Skukuza this year, several members saw one between Lower Sabie and Croc Bridge!!!!! :shock:

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Unread post by Carol g » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:56 pm

Also on my wish list, have had no luck seeing one yet
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Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl

Unread post by chirinda » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:50 pm

Crested Val wrote:I so want to see one......each time we go north I hope, but so far no luck!!! :cry:

Bizarrely, after the Cricket at Skukuza this year, several members saw one between Lower Sabie and Croc Bridge!!!!! :shock:


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Almost at the H5 turning off the Lower Sabie/Croc Bridge road. Also seen by Meandering Mouse and Elsa and Klystron. It has just occurred to me that there may have been more than one as Elsa and Klystron saw one and the one MM and I saw came out of the bush and crossed the road in front of us.

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Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl

Unread post by Melda30 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:10 am

Finally after searching for years, I found flocks of the crested guinea fowl at Bhubesi in Swaziland.

Their call suprised me and it reminded me of a squeaky old wire bed.

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A little bedraggled as it was raining.
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Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl

Unread post by gjorgi » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:39 pm

Hi everyone, will be coming in from Crocodile bridge gate next week monday and wednesday as day visitor......what are the chances of seeing crested guineafowl?

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Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:50 am

Hi gjorgi,

very slim unfortunately. But in saying so, people have seen a "confused" and "lost" one around Skukuza associating itself with Helmeted Guineafowl. So you never know.
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Unread post by gjorgi » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:24 am

Wildtuinman, I just had to ask hehehe. Thought the answers won't be to positive :lol:

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Re: Guineafowl: Crested Guineafowl

Unread post by Yoda » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:54 pm

I seem to recall a few reports of these being seen along the H4-2 between Croc Bridge and LS.
The bush along this road can be very thick, so could be suitable habitat?
Though I guess due to the thick bush, they aren't seen that often?
Could be more common than we think?


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