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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by JoelR » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:16 am

arks wrote:
margriet wrote:this one?

woolynecked stork.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by margriet » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:15 am

Thanks arks!
So it wasn't a raptor after all :redface:

I've now seen another picture at the internet, what a beautiful stork!!
I've never seen it before, hope to see it next time on the ground.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:43 pm

margriet wrote:Thanks arks!
So it wasn't a raptor after all :redface:

I've now seen another picture at the internet, what a beautiful stork!!
I've never seen it before, hope to see it next time on the ground.

Margriet

If Joel agrees with my tentative ID, :wink: then it's definitely the woolynecked stork. I've never seen on flying 8) but often see them along waterways in northern KNP. Where did you see yours?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by margriet » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:31 pm

[/quote]
If Joel agrees with my tentative ID, :wink: then it's definitely the woolynecked stork. I've never seen on flying 8) but often see them along waterways in northern KNP. Where did you see yours?[/quote]

Hi Arks, are they summer and winter in Kruger? I will start in the northern part of Kruger in July, so I hope to see one then! :pray:
I saw this one in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi, near Mpila Camp (sorry no SAN)
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Unread post by JoelR » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:14 pm

margriet wrote:...are they summer and winter in Kruger? I will start in the northern part of Kruger in July, so I hope to see one then! :pray:
I saw this one in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi, near Mpila Camp (sorry no SAN)

Partly resident, partly migrant according to Roberts. They are not as common in Kruger as they are in KZN, but I have personally recorded them once in July in Kruger, next to a small pool close to Sirheni Bush Camp. So good omens for the northern part of the park!

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Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:38 pm

Thanks Joel :D you make my day!!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Johann » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:43 pm

JoelR wrote:
margriet wrote:...are they summer and winter in Kruger? I will start in the northern part of Kruger in July, so I hope to see one then! :pray:
I saw this one in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi, near Mpila Camp (sorry no SAN)

Partly resident, partly migrant according to Roberts. They are not as common in Kruger as they are in KZN, but I have personally recorded them once in July in Kruger, next to a small pool close to Sirheni Bush Camp. So good omens for the northern part of the park!


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by JoelR » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:52 pm

Yeah, was just commenting on my "July in the North" sightings. In KNP I also saw them at Mazithi Dam (March), Timbavati road (May), N'wanetsi Dam (May) and in front of the Lower Sabie restaurant (February). 8)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by margriet » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:28 pm

Thanks Johann and Joelr!!

I'm looking forward to see the woolynecked stork in July!! :dance: :dance:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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What bird is this?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Pjw » Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:33 pm

Woolly-necked Stork?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by michaelpr » Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:53 pm

Thanks PJW :)

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by davejenny » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:30 pm

Definitely a Woolly-necked Stork :thumbs_up:

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Re: Stork: Woolly-necked

Unread post by 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 post by 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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