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Heron: Goliath

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Goliath Heron

Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:12 am

I am confused with the herons. :doh:
Please help ID these....
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:43 am

1. Due to the light-colored bill I would've gone with Purple Heron. But I can't say for sure that the light is not playing tricks on the color of it. It is difficult to estimate the size of the bird as well. But Goliath Heron has a dark bill. I would however think that the bill is too heavy for a Purple Heron. I also don't see any dark cap and the under parts looks chestnut coloured. Possibility is good that it is a Goliath Heron.

2 & 3. Very big heron with a dark bill. Goliath Heron.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by JoelR » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:14 am

Agree with WTM and his reasoning. 3x Goliath. The giss of number 1 rules out Purple Heron and the bird also lacks black markings on the face.

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Re: Heron: Goliath

Unread post by JenB » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:49 pm

Lake Panic

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Unread post by Sprocky » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:08 pm

These two taken yesterday at Lake Panic

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:15 pm

Barcud, this is possibly the major time of the year for any birder. The birdings moments are amazing.

My most dramatic was a romantic duel, call of the Goliath Heron at Lake Panic. I wish that I had a bigger lens in that moment.

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Unread post by Barcud » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:22 pm

Wow, nice one, must have been amazing to watch!

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Unread post by Leeukos » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:37 pm

Took this picture of a Goliath Heron at Shimuwini camp.

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Re: Heron: Goliath

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:16 am

Lake Panic, Nov 2011:

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Re: Heron: Goliath

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 9:06 am

A Goliath Heron at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Heron: Goliath

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 9:06 am

A Goliath Heron and Fish Eagle at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 9:07 am

A Goliath Heron and Fish Eagle at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Heron: Goliath

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 12:29 pm

A Goliath Heron at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Heron: Goliath

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat May 19, 2012 1:52 pm

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Lake Panic 2010.

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Re: Heron: Goliath

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:58 pm

Few of my shots

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