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In the past couple of weeks, I have been re-cataloguing my Kruger wildlife photographs. I found bird photographs taken in Kruger that I had forgotten about, (old age problem). With around 250 resident bird species, (according to Newman), it could be nice to create a record of the birds seen and photographed by visitors to Kruger. Not sure if this will fly, (pun intended), but here goes.

The big and the small, a Tawny Flanked Prinia weighing in at 9 grams, and a Goliath Heron at 4 kilograms. Hopefully other photographers will post their own pictures.

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Beautiful!
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JimS wrote:In the past couple of weeks, I have been re-cataloguing my Kruger wildlife photographs. I found bird photographs taken in Kruger that I had forgotten about, (old age problem). With around 250 resident bird species, (according to Newman), it could be nice to create a record of the birds seen and photographed by visitors to Kruger. Not sure if this will fly, (pun intended), but here goes.

The big and the small, a Tawny Flanked Prinia weighing in at 9 grams, and a Goliath Heron at 4 kilograms. Hopefully other photographers will post their own pictures.

We already have an extensive index and I don't much see the point of making an additional KNP-specific index. That's just confusing IMO. Why not post your pix in the indexes?
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Spoonbill - Sunset Dam

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Another reason I started this thread is I feel the birds of KNP are a little short changed, (JVW’s great shots of Kingfishers excluded). The Arid Parks forum is full of Kgalagadi bird shots so maybe KNP birds deserve more coverage.

So another Spoonbill at Sunset Dam

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arks wrote:
JimS wrote:In the past couple of weeks, I have been re-cataloguing my Kruger wildlife photographs. I found bird photographs taken in Kruger that I had forgotten about, (old age problem). With around 250 resident bird species, (according to Newman), it could be nice to create a record of the birds seen and photographed by visitors to Kruger. Not sure if this will fly, (pun intended), but here goes.

The big and the small, a Tawny Flanked Prinia weighing in at 9 grams, and a Goliath Heron at 4 kilograms. Hopefully other photographers will post their own pictures.

We already have an extensive index and I don't much see the point of making an additional KNP-specific index. That's just confusing IMO. Why not post your pix in the indexes?


I might take a different view here. There are images that are information based and those that are posted for artistic merit. I think the forum provides a space for both. The only question would be, should it be in a photography or bird index?

We have people who are skilled in photography. They have given the forums a depth and quality that goes beyond mere information.

JimS, thank you for you excellent images. I love them all, but I think the Spoonbill is my favorite. 8) The timing is just perfect and the composition is .... beyond words.
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I think the photography index is just right.
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Two of the more uncommon birds in Kruger.

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Hi JimS,
I've spent some time trying to identify your birds! :hmz:
Pretty sure about White Backed Night Heron,but waders cause me some problems.
Could it be Green Sandpiper? :pray:
Lovely photos,thanks.
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Afriphile

You are correct on both birds. The Heron photo was taken by my wife, she is the bird guru in the family, and a better photography than me. Both birds at Lake Panic, the heron was several years ago, but the Green Sandpiper was only two weeks ago.

Hope you get to see a Black Harrier,

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Yellow billed hornbill in a leadwood tree, in northern Kruger Park

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Great photo WFG!
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:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Simple and beautiful - typical north KNP :thumbs_up:
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Great sighting Cantona. :dance:
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