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01-15-2018, 12:08 PM - 1 Like   #6346
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Buffalo, or Dagga boys as these old bulls are known as


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as I understand it, the lack of hair on the giraffe's ossicones does not indicate " male pattern baldness " nor the need for Rogaine

it ids the giraffe as a male who most likely lost the hair by banging the head against the necks of other males in competition for mating privileges
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That sounds about correct, though it would have been nice to have a sympathetic connection from the animal world .
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I'm glad there was a waterhole and mud between us and this elephant although all it was interested in was a dust bath ( I think )

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No need for high ISO to get a short exposure to stop the action, but the image should have been crisper/sharper. Not sure if it was the lens, AF point incorrect, or stabilization problem.
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Some youngsters


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Success

at least from the lioness' view point as she knocked the Thomson's Gazelle to the ground
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Plenty food available for this small flock of Red Billed Oxpeckers
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" call for back up "

one bird, numerous insects on this Cape Buffalo
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Another of that young Eagle from my last trip to Kruger in 2015. I think its a Wahlberg Eagle, but more likely a Tawny Eagle.
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
Another of that young Eagle from my last trip to Kruger in 2015. I think its a Wahlberg Eagle, but more likely a Tawny Eagle.
Given that both of these species' plumages vary due to plumage polymorphism and age, you might have to consult James Ferguson-Lees' and David A. Christie's book: Raptors of the World, first published in 2001. Published in North America by Princeton University Press, and in the UK, by Christopher Helm.
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Look what went through the back this morning. Taken through a double-glass thermopane window with a 25mm Pany lens on an Oly OMD 10, moderately cropped. Naturally I did not have a zoom mounted. PHOOEY!
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QuoteOriginally posted by pete-tarmigan Quote
Given that both of these species' plumages vary due to plumage polymorphism and age, you might have to consult James Ferguson-Lees' and David A. Christie's book: Raptors of the World, first published in 2001. Published in North America by Princeton University Press, and in the UK, by Christopher Helm.
Thank you for that direction, though I am fairly confident that my ID is correct, having consulted all the bird books I have, including Roberts Birds of SA, the standard reference work around here. Several other raptors have been excluded such as Booted Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle and the Steppe Eagle. Here is a Wahlberg Eagle, some differences noticeable
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kinda crowded

in this part of the Serengeti
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