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08-24-2016, 12:24 PM   #4426
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Plover--- nope: Red Knot, see below.

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Plover
...not. Knot, i.e., I believe it's a sandpiper known as Red Knot (Calidris canutus, probably islandica subspecies), adult, moulting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pete-tarmigan Quote
...not. Knot, i.e., I believe it's a sandpiper known as Red Knot (Calidris canutus, probably islandica subspecies), adult, moulting.
Yes, my error, sorry. Posted too much in haste, should have checked as I am a casual rather than devoted bird-watcher, but I know an American robin when I see one, two times out of five (or is it ten?).
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Yellow Billed Hornbill


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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
LOL.Yellow Billed Hornbill
Happy to be the source of innocent merriment.
That is a really fine image of a hornbill.
One more wall lizard, in this view showing off that almost endless tail.
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Thank you! still sorting out some of the images from the 2014 and 2015 trip to the Kruger Park. That one was 2015
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Happy to be the source of innocent merriment.
A sublime object, of course.

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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
LOL.

Yellow Billed Hornbill
I can (usually) identify fried chicken.

That's an interesting bird, noelcmn. How big are they?
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Thanks Gifthorse. They'r a bit larger than a pigeon, but smaller than the chickens they used at Kentucky Fried Chicken . If I should take a guess, its comparable in size to the Road Runner you have in your neck of the woods. Very intelligent birds they are, and have had one of them swoop down on me, and stealing a potato fry off my plate as I walked back from the counter from one of the many restaurants in Kruger Park. And have seen them do it to others as well, and once observed one robbing a butterfly off a Starling. They'r a delight to watch though. More interesting is the fact that, when the female is about to lay eggs, she is sealed off in a hole in a tree, with a small hole, through which the male will feed her, and once the eggs are hatched it is broken open, she comes out, and it is then resealed, and both parents then feed the youngsters until they are ready to fly, breaking the (usually mud) seal As with most things of this nature, they've become so accustomed to human presence, that, especially in the restaurant areas, that they are no longer afraid of fly off as they would normally do, Still I am always glad for the opportunity to get close to them with the camera.
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This is a red-billed hornbill, but I was nothing like close to it. Far less good detail on the bird than in noel's picture.
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Another little antelope - dik-dik. Been going back into the images from Africa to see if there are some "secondary" images worth posting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
Thanks Gifthorse. They'r a bit larger than a pigeon, but smaller than the chickens they used at Kentucky Fried Chicken . If I should take a guess, its comparable in size to the Road Runner you have in your neck of the woods. Very intelligent birds they are, and have had one of them swoop down on me, and stealing a potato fry off my plate as I walked back from the counter from one of the many restaurants in Kruger Park. And have seen them do it to others as well, and once observed one robbing a butterfly off a Starling. They'r a delight to watch though. More interesting is the fact that, when the female is about to lay eggs, she is sealed off in a hole in a tree, with a small hole, through which the male will feed her, and once the eggs are hatched it is broken open, she comes out, and it is then resealed, and both parents then feed the youngsters until they are ready to fly, breaking the (usually mud) seal As with most things of this nature, they've become so accustomed to human presence, that, especially in the restaurant areas, that they are no longer afraid of fly off as they would normally do, Still I am always glad for the opportunity to get close to them with the camera.
That's interesting. I had always thought they were much larger. Thanks for the enlightenment. As far as thievery, they sound like the jays around here. Bold and raucous and hilarious antics. Tossed two peanuts, a jay will spend several minutes trying (unsuccessfully) into fit both into its beak. Then spend several more minutes 'selecting' the best peanut. Pick one up, drop it and pick up the other one. Drop that one and return to the first. Repeat for several minutes. Finally fly off with one and hide it. Return to the second choice peanut. While that is going on, another jay will fly in and steal the hidden peanut. (All the other jays are watching.) If caught stealing, much screeching and chasing ensues. Who needs reality TV?

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And speaking of weird...wait, why are you all looking at me? How about a little tongue action?

A black-crowned night heron licking its lips.
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