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Snipe: Greater Painted

Unread post by Snippy » Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:26 pm

Just come back from Kruger (legend)
I was excited to see a Greater Painted Snipe on the Letaba near Shimuwini, Unfortunately did not see the White-backed Night Heron that lives there.Has anyone else seen the Snipe or Heron around the park - where :?:

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Unread post by Penny » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:15 pm

We have seen painted snipe on the Gudzani Road - east of Satara. Very close sighting and we were able to get lovely photos!
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Unread post by arks » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:27 pm

Hi Snippy and welcome!!

I saw a pair of painted snipes on 13 May 2006 in the little spruit that crosses the northern end of the S94 just befor the T junction with the S46. They were quite far away and since my attention was on a black stork feeding, it was some time before I noticed and recognised the snipes. I hope to have a closer of view them someday, but they are certainly distictive birds!
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:32 am

The two night white-backed herons seems to be breeding @ the Shipandane hide just south of Mopani. Awesome sighting of the Snipe!! :wink:
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Unread post by Andy Pay » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:44 pm

We had a female on Aug 3rd on a pool on the river just south of the Letaba river on the H14, near Shimuwini.
Pretty distant so not a great shot.
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Unread post by elpaco » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:23 pm

I saw one on the 14th of august early morning at the low bridge over the Olifants river, near Balule.
unfortunately, the bird would not look at me ...
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Unread post by Nico » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:36 pm

This little video shows you the Painted Snipe, one of the most beautiful birds that I ever saw in Krugerpark 8)

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Unread post by Elsa » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:38 am

Thanks for another of your lovely video inserts Nico. :D
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Unread post by UKbadger » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:16 pm

madach,

that's a stunner!!



Jenny and I saw this pair at Baluli river crossing in Aug., and I think Bucky got an amazing FLIGHT SHOT in the same place a few days later!!

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Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Fri May 01, 2009 11:54 pm

This photo taken today:

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Unread post by Ferdelance » Wed May 06, 2009 8:52 pm

WOW some really great photos there! I saw my first Greater painted snipes at Kgomo Kgomo 2 weeks ago! Very beautiful and shy! Though at first the male was the brown one...... so you learn! I'd love to see one longer than a few seconds though, so magnificant!
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Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Wed May 06, 2009 9:09 pm

Thanks Ferdelance :D
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Re: Snipe: Greater Painted

Unread post by jacliz » Sat May 09, 2009 1:24 pm

We saw this pair from a loop on the H1-6 south of Shingwedzi in February. It was pouring with rain. Went back the next day in the hope of seeing them again in sunshine, but no luck of course!
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:41 pm

I have 4 more, please :D

No. 4 Sandpipper ? 15.11 around Berg-en-Dale
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Unread post by deefstes » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:20 pm

anne-marie wrote:No. 4 Sandpipper ? 15.11 around Berg-en-Dale
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Not a sandpiper but a beautiful pair of Greater Painted-Snipe. Very special birds indeed and not readily seen. As a matter of interest, the Painted-Snipe shows a sort of role reversal when it comes to the sexes as compared to most other birds. The more boldly coloured bird (the one on the left) is the female while the more drab looking bird is the male. The males are also the ones that incubate the eggs and, unlike so many other species in the animal kingdom they are actually polyandrous - meaning that one female will breed with 2 to 4 males. Beautiful picture of two very nice birds!
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