Birds, Kruger National Park

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  • Birds in their nests
    Birds in their nests
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    my fav blue bird!
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    the great african vulture!
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    Ducks

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jul 10, 2016

    Egyptian Ducks are quite common in Kruger park and throughout Africa. They can easily be distuingshed by the distinctive red patch over there eyes. Strictly speaking these are geese but they are commonly referred to as Ducks.

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    Birdlovers paradise

    by mvtouring Written Oct 9, 2007

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    there are so many birds to watch and it really is a pity that most people only go to the park to see the big 5 and they never ever see the little animals.

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    Helmeted Guineafowl

    by mvtouring Written Oct 9, 2007

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    These unique birds (I call them blue-headed chickens) congregate in large flocks. They move through the grass scratching the ground with their feet as they go, searching for seeds and insects.

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    Guinea Fowl

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 26, 2005

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    These birds are very common in the park. They are flightless and graze along side the roads and grasslands of the parks

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    Hamercop

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 26, 2005

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    These birds get there name from their hammer-like appearance. They also build very interesting and very large nests.

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    Ground Hornbill

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 23, 2013

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    These very colorful birds are flightless and although rare are found in the grasslands and roadsides of Kruger National Park.

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    Hamercop Nest

    by Jim_Eliason Written Apr 3, 2004

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    These birds build huge nest which completing encase the female while she gives birth and cares for the infants. The male will feed her through a small hole

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    Birds

    by MattTB Updated Aug 14, 2003

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    I've never been a bird watcher, but the Kruger is full of them, Fish Eagle, Marshal Eagle to name a few.. You will see some great birds, I'm certainly more interested in birds now!

    Website: http://www.beardedheron.com

    What a beauty!!
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    Birds - Blacksmith Plover

    by MikeAtSea Written Feb 17, 2005

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    This is quiet a common sighting in the Kruger Park and at times one can only hear the sound of the Blacksmith Plover, and if one listens carefully one can make out why the bird got its name...

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    Birds - Grey Lourie

    by MikeAtSea Written Feb 17, 2005

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    This is one of my favourite birds of the lowveld - the Grey Lourie. It has a beautiful head and a nice call which one hears well before one sees the bird.

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    Birds - Oxpecker

    by MikeAtSea Written Feb 17, 2005

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    The oxpecker is normally found close to larger animals, such as elephants or giraffes as a 'blind passenger' picking parasites out of the fur of the 'host'

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