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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Correct as far as I can tell...:)
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    I agree.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Agree with immature Jackal Buzzard on both Raceway and Peter Conan's posts..

    It could also be overwintering Steppe Buzzards.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    The one on the left is a Yellow-fronted Canary. The other is hard to say for certain, but I'd go for Common Waxbill.
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    Re: GV Clutch Shudder - what gives?

    On mine the flywheel was skimmed and the whole clutch assembly replaced. Apparently the pressure plate had failed.

    Expect to pay R13k-R15k for clutch replacement at the dealers.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    I would go for Spike-heeled on this one too... Where in Namibia?
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    This one has the GISS of a Spike-heeled Lark. Upright, small tail, longish bill...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Date of pic? Winter? Then freckled seems to be the only option in that area... ;)
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Rufous-naped Lark. Very common in Vaalwater area and they have very distinct call!
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    MediaRelease: Re: Anyone interested in a GV tow bar?

    Sold with the car, sorry guys!
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Correct - juvenile.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Lekker difficult one. Let's start with the easiest - last pic is a juvenile White-headed Vulture in my opinion (blue and red bill).

    My first reaction to both the other pics were White-backed...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Correct! Congrats on breaking 500! That is quite an achievement! ;D
  14. Re: Grand Vitara goodies/accessories in classifieds

    SOME interest, but very little. Only one guy came to test drive to date. They're not the best second hand sellers! ;)
  15. Re: Grand Vitara goodies/accessories in classifieds

    Melville & moon seat covers (full set) still available. Rest is gone.
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    MediaRelease: Re: Anyone interested in a GV tow bar?

    Was thinking about R2500, but I have a buyer (for the car) interested currently - will update if he is indifferent about it.
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    MediaRelease: Re: Anyone interested in a GV tow bar?

    I don't know yet... I'll have to check the Aussie second hand market. Emigrating.

    I'm strongly considering picking up another GV on that side, but my family is expanding, so I might go Pajero or...
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    Re: Buying Binoculars

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    MediaRelease: Anyone interested in a GV tow bar?

    Sold with the car. Apologies everyone!
  20. Grand Vitara goodies/accessories in classifieds

    **All sold**Tires/rims, Melville & moon seat covers, roof rack, etc in the classifieds if anyone is interested!
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    Re: Southern Tanzania the birders way

    I wholeheartedly agree with Stan. Try to consider at the total trip cost when deciding, rather than comparing it to South African camping prices. It will make justification easier.

    It's like...
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    Re: The new Nikon Z6 Mirrorless

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGTTbzx5ejM

    Interesting opinions...

    They feel that Nikon and Canon will have a hard time to get their mirrorless ranges off the ground. In fact - they are...
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    Re: Suzuki Grand Vitara burning smell

    I believe the clutch on the Grand Vitara is grossly under-designed...But there are some members who have managed to reach 150 000 km on one clutch.

    My first clutch went at 61 000 km. My second...
  24. Sticky: Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Shot in the dark, but I've had strange sounds only twice on my GV and both times it was the exhaust's middle hanger that slipped out of its rubber.

    Check the rubber carrying the exhaust on the...
  25. Re: Which are your most evocative African birds for the traveller?

    A lazy Sunday afternoon in the Waterberg is fulfilled with the call of the Black-headed Oriole...
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    Re: Suzuki Grand Vitara Build

    Cool. If you change your mind, keep an eye on the classifieds - I picked my box up for just over R1000 - an absolute bargain for the convenience it provides!

    I don't know if one of these are still...
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    Re: Suzuki Grand Vitara Build

    Very nice! How long do you intend on staying in one place and how many accessories do you need to power?

    I have a 105 Ah deep cycle in a National Luna battery box, wired to my main battery. I've...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    All over - started in Kgalagadi, went through Mata-mata, Gochas, Gobabis, Erindi, Spitzkoppe, Swakop, Naukluft Mountain Zebra, Sossus, Aus, Aussenkehr, Augrabies...6000km in two short weeks!;D
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Sometimes one gets lucky in terms of time and place.
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    Sticky: Re: Post photos of your Suzuki here

    A couple from Namibia earlier this month.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Here are some of my best:
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    ;DIt usually happens in that order! Firstly no pic, then a bad pic and then (some day) a brilliant one!

    I will hopefully contributing soon again - I'v just returned from Namibia with 12 lifers...
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    Re: Suzuki Grand Vitara Build

    Very cool. Do you disassemble the entire thing every morning, or do you drive with it in place?

    I would love the comfort and convenience of a setup like this, but I cannot justify it in terms of...
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    Re: Sand driving tips?

    Or even when building momentum... Sand often has depressions and bumps which could get the weight off one wheel. Fortunately the sand also don't provide much grip, so it won't grab a spinning wheel...
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    Re: Sand driving tips?

    Yes, in sand diff lock is ideal. You don't want one wheel spinning away, suddenly gaining traction and destroying a differential.
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