Finfoot & Narina Trogon in Kruger

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7 years 1 month ago #31655 by Josey
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We were in Kruger from 4 Sept to 18 Sept, 2 weeks. We stayed at Lower Sabie, Satara, Letaba and Biyamiti. We saw 181 bird species over those 2 weeks. A record for us! We saw about 14 new birds that we could add to our life list, including the NARINA TROGON! We saw it briefly at Lake Panic. And to add to our list but not a first, was the African Finfoot. I have added some photos of these 2 species just for interest sake.
Also, we saw the Retz's Helmet-shrike, Red-headed finch, Orange-breasted Waxbill and Chestnut-backed SparrowLark for the first time.












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7 years 1 month ago #31661 by Duncan
Duncan replied the topic: Re: Finfoot & Narina Trogon in Kruger
Two awesome birds and awesome sightings. Well done.

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7 years 1 month ago #31686 by waldens@faerieglen
waldens@faerieglen replied the topic: Re: Finfoot & Narina Trogon in Kruger
Fantastic sightings, Josey. Where did you find the Finfoot? We've been going to KNP for 30 years, and I have only seen Finfoot once, about 100metres away in Sabie River, at Lower Sabie Camp.

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7 years 1 month ago #31691 by Dave Shedman
Dave Shedman replied the topic: Re: Finfoot & Narina Trogon in Kruger
Extremely jealous on both birds, great sightings!

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7 years 1 month ago #31700 by Rusty Justy
Rusty Justy replied the topic: Re: Finfoot & Narina Trogon in Kruger
VERY WELL DONE!! Fantastic sightings, and those finfoot images are top class!

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7 years 1 month ago #31823 by Josey
Josey replied the topic: Re: Finfoot & Narina Trogon in Kruger
The finfoot, believe it or not, we have seen 2 years in a row! And last year we saw it twice. It is on the Sand River on the H1-2 (I may be wrong on the road name), it is a low, one lane bridge.

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7 years 1 month ago #32503 by Yolandé Oelsen
Yolandé Oelsen replied the topic: Re: Finfoot & Narina Trogon in Kruger
Stunning stunning photos!!!! I am now so green!!!!I'll sommer get in the car and drive down to Kruger right now. (although I believe there was a fire that got out of control and it looks bad - this past week) But well done.

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