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Xakanaxa on the Okavango Delta

 
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Aug 28, 2018 15:34 |  #1

Our first actual campsite outside of our wonderful base camp was in Xakanaxa on the banks of the Okavango delta itself. It was our fist night getting acquainted with our home away from home, the "backie" tents.

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That first night our camp was visited by a small handful of free roaming Hippo,. Liz slept through it! I don't have any photos of that, it was near pitch black, but the following morning we set out on a nice boat trip into the Okavango itself!
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Aug 28, 2018 15:35 |  #2

Along the way we saw a nice mix of birdlife,.

A Coucal, (I believe a "Coppery Tailed" one) that likes to hide in the marsh grasses.

Shhh,. it thinks we can't see it :)

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A juvenile African Jacana, slightly more mute colors than the adults, but adorable, It hasn't quite realized it's not a typical wading bird yet.

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Never seen two woodies at a time before;

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and of course, my friend the Pied Kingfisher was out in the Delta as expected;

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Aug 28, 2018 15:51 |  #3

A most interesting adventure and great bird shots. Thanks for posting and I look forward to seeing more.


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Aug 28, 2018 18:28 |  #4

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18695141 (external link)
Along the way we saw a nice mix of birdlife,.

A Coucal, (I believe a "Coppery Tailed" one) that likes to hide in the marsh grasses.

Shhh,. it thinks we can't see it :)


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A juvenile African Jacana, slightly more mute colors than the adults, but adorable, It hasn't quite realized it's not a typical wading bird yet.

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Never seen two woodies at a time before;
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and of course, my friend the Pied Kingfisher was out in the Delta as expected;
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You certainly made some beautiful shots of various birds.


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Aug 28, 2018 18:37 as a reply to  @ Lame-Duck's post |  #5

That first night our camp was visited by a small handful of free roaming Hippo,
I'd be more concerned for other nocturnal 4 legged leaping animals, stuck up on that oversized dinner plate with a bit of shade cloth to keep the flies off  :p

Beautiful photos, really nice thanks.



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Aug 29, 2018 15:05 |  #6

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That first night our camp was visited by a small handful of free roaming Hippo,
I'd be more concerned for other nocturnal 4 legged leaping animals, stuck up on that oversized dinner plate with a bit of shade cloth to keep the flies off  :p

Beautiful photos, really nice thanks.

I don't imagine anything would leap up there, but we know for a fact that those tents are pretty much exactly "elephant tusk height" :)


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Thanks for the kind words,.

I still haven't ID'ed this one positively, but think i may be another Coucal, perhaps Juvy "White Browed" female or ?

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The unbelievable African Hoopoe. I wish had was able to get more images of this curiosity.

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A Black-Collared Barbet was watching us cook in camp;

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The Ubiquitus Southern Red-Billed Hornbill, a frequent site in camps, happy to help with any breakfast preperations,

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Lastly, one of the strikingly colored Starlings;

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Aug 29, 2018 19:11 |  #8

Great thread! I love looking at these new species!


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CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18696043 (external link)
Thanks for the kind words,.

I still haven't ID'ed this one positively, but think i may be another Coucal, perhaps Juvy "White Browed" female or ?

Hi Jake,

Beak is wrong for a Coucal, my first thoughts were Babbler and checking in my Sasol I'm pretty sure it's a Hartlaub's Babbler (turdoides hartlaubii).

Nice captures and commentary from your trip, really enjoying the series, keep them coming.

Kev

PS: Starling, I think is a Burchell's I don't think the tail is long enough to be a Meve's Longtailed




  
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Hi Jake,

Beak is wrong for a Coucal, my first thoughts were Babbler and checking in my Sasol I'm pretty sure it's a Hartlaub's Babbler (turdoides hartlaubii).

Nice captures and commentary from your trip, really enjoying the series, keep them coming.

Kev

PS: Starling, I think is a Burchell's I don't think the tail is long enough to be a Meve's Longtailed


Thank you Kev, you appear to be spot on with the IDs!
And thank you your kind words.


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