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    Default Re: Which are your most evocative African birds for the traveller?

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzukiPiet View Post
    A lazy Sunday afternoon in the Waterberg is fulfilled with the call of the Black-headed Oriole...
    Oh yes! Another nice one.
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    Default Re: Which are your most evocative African birds for the traveller?

    It's a strange sound, but I really like the Rufous-cheeked Nightjar.. And they can go on for ages.

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    Great thread!

    I thrive on the bird calls heard from camp in the dark of night or first thing at dusk. These sounds evoke quite an emotional reaction in me when I have been out of the bush for any length of time. This list has already been mentioned in parts by previous posts.

    At Night:
    The Owls: The screech of the barn owl, the hoot of the wood owl (the most typically owl-like call of all), the repetitive and surprisingly loud call of the very small scops and barred owlets, the series of whistles and notes of the pearl-spotted owl. Then finally the hooting call of the giant and other eagle owls.

    Nightjars: Fiery-necked Nightjar (Good Lord deliver us), square-tailed nightjar (like a Lister engine, even with a change of gear) and rufous-cheeked nightjar (engine-like churring as in previous species, but no gear change).

    Early morning:
    Here the crack of dawn calls of the various francolins and spurfowls deservedly earn them the name of the bush alarm clock.

    Here for all bush campers the call of the white-browed (Heughlin's) robin-chat must surely have a special place as the songbird to call last at night and then first in the morning.

    Those bushlovers that have not as yet learnt the calls of such birds or bothered to listen for them, should do so. They will greatly enrich your bush experience. Most importantly of all, such listening would require silence, the most relaxing commodity of all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Bateleur

    Pied Kingfisher

    Barbet
    Stranger, which barbet ? One has to be precise here ...

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    Default Re: Which are your most evocative African birds for the traveller?

    Quote Originally Posted by tashtego9 View Post
    Stranger, which barbet ? One has to be precise here ...
    For me the Crested Barbet is one archetypal African bird!8) -ever since one of these gave us a wonderful extended and close-range dance routine in the Kruger National Park once!



    Also the Fish Eagle

    amongst others...

    -and , surprisingly -the Hadeda!



    -its 'prehistoric' look in flight against ancient rocky outcrops is very African to me 8)-and alludes to the incredible ages and aeons embedded in the landscape and lifeforms here!8)

    Their annoying birdsong is another thing, though
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    The piercing cry of the majestic Verreaux's Eagle as it thermals effortlessly across its range.
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    The call of Blue cranes, as they float effortlessly through the sky. One of my favourites.
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    an "interesting bird" that flies under the radar but is more common than most think

    Fiscal Shrike

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