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Re: Stork: Woolly-necked

Unread postby Crested Barbet » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:04 pm

Spotted Dec. 27, 2009 - H7 not far from Nsemani Pan.

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Woolynecked stork, behaviour

Unread postby Rateljie » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:31 pm

hi there,

this is baffling me already quite a while, but I cant find any answer for it in any books etc.

The woolynecked stork is often seen, wandering around (in or nearby water as it is is feeding ground) WITH its feathers blown up, the black/brown feathers just below his white neck.
Ive seen them doing that in company of other woolynecked storks, so has that something to do with courtshiping/attracting females?? :huh:

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Re: Woolynecked stork, behaviour

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:26 am

My Roberts does say that the elongated black feathers of the neck are erected during displays, so I would guess courtship.
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Re: Woolynecked stork, behaviour

Unread postby Rateljie » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:40 pm

Elsa wrote:My Roberts does say that the elongated black feathers of the neck are erected during displays, so I would guess courtship.

Thanks for that confirmation!! :)
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Re: Stork: Woolly-necked

Unread postby Mant » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:03 pm

Saw this one sunning itself at Girivana waterhole on the 26th March.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby MichaelWildtuin » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:36 pm

Hi, I need a lot of help identifying birds! I've got lots and lots of birds that need identification! But I´ll start with 14. I'd be very glad if you could help me. It would also help if you get tell me how you identified them.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:34 pm

14. Bird in back could be Wooly-necked Stork, the one in the front would be White-breasted Cormorant

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:41 pm

Hi Mwt,

14. Wooly-necked Stork at rear - Shape and size, White-breasted Cormorant at the front - Shape and colouring.

Hope this helps.

Just seen PL's post as I hit the submit button. I think you have them all now between us :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:43 pm

Thanks for confirming Barcud! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:23 pm

:hmz:
Great learning thread this! Thanks PL and Barcud! :clap: I actually got the White Cormorant and the Woolly-necked Stork right, but didn't have the confidence to go ahead and ID it. Now I feel inspired!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:45 pm

What's the worst that can happen OWN? You can get an ID wrong but at least you tried and then if someone corrects you go and see why they said so. This way you will learn so much faster and it will stick much easier if you put a bit of work into it! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:44 pm

Ok going thru some pics for a friend and noticed this bird in the background...

is it a woolly necked stork? :hmz:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Micetta » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:05 pm

Yes dear, it certainly looks like one :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:11 pm

Thanks Mi.....I was a bit stumped and woolly was the closest thing I could find that looked like it... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Micetta » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:17 pm

CC, if it should happen another time, this is a very good site :thumbs_up:


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