Bountiful Birding in Kruger, even in winter

The Kruger National Park has a list just short of 500 bird species recorded there. Many of these are summer migrants, while a few others are rare vagrants to these parts. Even in winter however, the Park abounds with feathered life, and here’s just a few of the 115 species we managed to tick in our recent eight day visit to the Satara and Mopani areas of the Park.

 

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41 thoughts on “Bountiful Birding in Kruger, even in winter

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thanks Sylvia! There’s such an astonishing variety of birds in Kruger, and luckily in the camps many of them are easy to approach and photograph at close range – like the hornbills!

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  2. scrapydo2.wordpress.com

    Dis rerig n pragtige versameling voëls wat jy hier wys, en dan gee jy nog die name ook. Snaaks genoeg is ek nou besig om meer Engels te wil wees. Ek onthou party se afrikaanse name gladnie meer nie. Wat noem mens die heel eerste groot foto nou weer?

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Baie dankie Ineke! Daar is so baie name om te ken, ek kan dink dis nogal iets wat n mens gou afleer as jy dit nie gereeld gebruik nie. Die openingsfoto is van n mannetjie Swempie Patrys.

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  3. petrujviljoen

    Daar’s ‘n paar groot bruin oortjies uil wat hier naby nes maak. Mens kan mens se horlosie stel op die tye wat hulle begin aktief raak in die aand! Een was een aand reg buite my kamer venster. Ek was al in die bed en het amper uitgeval toe ek die geroep reg hier by my hoor.

    Re die padda navraag ‘n ruk terug? – dit blyk ‘n algemene verskynsel te wees. ‘n Kundige met die naam van Carruthers praat daaroor in ‘n handleiding.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Dis nou baie interessant oor die padda, Petru! Ek het nie geweet dat hulle hul kleur so eensklaps kan verander nie. Kon hulle toe die spesie identifiseer?

      Julle is ook baie gelukkig dat die uile julle so vertrou om naby nes te maak!

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      1. petrujviljoen

        Ek’s nie seker of die padda geidentifiseer is nie. Die persoon wat die vraag in die eerste plek gestel het moes dringend Pretoria toe en is nog nie terug nie.
        Die uile se nes is verder af in die kloof. Dit was net die een aand wat hy/sy hier naby gejag het. Ons is net die drie voltydse huise hier, dus raak die diere mak. Duikers kom gereeld kuier, asook die ewige ape en die bobbejane ook.

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  4. Nature on the Edge

    Wonderful gallery of shots for its variety. Enjoying your blog for it’s reference potential – packed with venue information and species identification. Quite a few birds here I’ve never heard of – great to see the pics.

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  5. Ladybuggz

    Our Morning Doves look exactly the same! We have a few families of them living around here, one we call “Whootie” ! He was a lonely male that never shut up!Ho..whoo…I had to go and talk to him but then he thought I was a girl Dove.. I had to quit Hoo hoo ing back and end it!! He finally found a girl friend!! lol…. Great post we have so many birds of the same species, just another colour!!

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