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Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:10 pm

I saw in the board index there was a topic on Raptors :clap: but do we have a topic on Birds seen in KTP ?
If not,shall we start one ? :hmz:
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:40 pm

Goronta, I'll give it a try.

Bird identification not my strong point, but with some help I'm sure you"ll get the "picture" of what we've seen.

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:42 pm

White faced Ducks

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:58 pm

Great idea Goronta!!!!

Stunning rare sightings images lion queen :clap: :clap:

Bee-eater near Marie se draai

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:54 pm

Lion Queen, Jan thanks for launching this thread. :thumbs_up:
I'm not an expert at bird identification but birds are so interesting and ,as we can with your first posts ,almost anything can happen with birds.The sky has no limits
Very nice shots :clap:

A bird maybe common in Kgalagadi but so familiar to all KTP visitors . A pale Karoo chat ?


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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by WillieV » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:24 pm

Seen at Moravet on 4 th May 2013.

Two Flamingo's
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by WillieV » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:30 pm

5 th May 2013 at Moravet.

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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
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August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by WillieV » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:42 pm

One Lesser Flamingo

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and one Greater Flamingo
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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:39 pm

Thank you all for the comments

WillemV...for sure a rare sighting and you capture them beautifully :clap: :clap:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:57 pm

Wow all , so unusual sightings and so nice birds :clap: :clap:
As I told Lion Queen before , I'm not an expert at bird identification and I gave at once a proof : first identification and first mistake :mrgreen:
Thanks BB and Hilda for your help. :thumbs_up: It was indeed a chat but a familiar.Ok it's the way I will learn :tongue:




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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by WillieV » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:36 am

On 17 May we saw this at Moravet.
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We counted 30 Flamingoes

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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:56 am

there is so many différent species in Kgalagadi :dance:
and you post some amazing :clap:

here is my little contribution
two first for me :dance:

Red-capped Lark

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Spike-heeled Lark

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by WillieV » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:06 pm

anne-marie we had this sighting in 2012. I think at Auchterlonie.
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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:04 pm

Wow a Jacana in KTP ..great sighting and image WillieV!!! :clap: :clap:

Flamingo's :clap: :clap: :clap:

and great Lark images Williev, anne-marie and Goronta

Fork-tailed Dronga

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Korhaan

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:06 pm

Great thread Goronta :thumbs_up: and fantastic sightings and pix all. Jacana, Flamingoes, White faced ducks - Expect the unexpected in KTP! :dance:

My contribution: Greater Painted Snipe
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Lesser Moorhen
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