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Ewe and lamb

Ostrich eye at the

Kempton Park Game Lodge

Johannesburg

Eland

Werribee Open Range Zoo

(between Melbourne and Geelong)

 

Ring Necked Dove

Khiama Rhinoceros Sanctuary,

Botswana

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Cee’s-MWMChallenge-April-E-Words

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Fortunate

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fortunate

*  bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain
*  receiving some unexpected good
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This warthog was fortunate that we

were only shooting with

Nikon and Canon DSLRs

 

We think we are fortunate to have

a happy and healthy

Granddaughter.

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BirdWeeklyPC-F-Birds-2304

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Superb Fairy Wren

Geelong.

 

 

Brown Falcon

Geelong

 

 

Fish Eagle pair

Okavango Delta 

Botswana,

 

 

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BirdWeekly:…43-F-Birds

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Warty

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warty

A hard rough lump growing on the skin,
caused by infection with certain viruses
and occurring typically on thehands or feet.
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Is a warthog warty?

 

Well, sort of, according to Google 

However, the “warts” that give warthogs their

name are actually protective bumps.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Smaller-Bread-Box-or-Bin

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This week I have chosen birds which are all,

according to Google, smaller than a breadbox

which are usually about 16 inches wide

by 8 to 9 inches high and deep ,

or 40cm x 20cm x 20cm.


I would have thought the

Northern White Crowned Shrike

was considerably smaller than its

Crimson Breasted cousin.

However, at 19-23 cm long and

tipping the scales between

42 to 58 grams it more than

holds its place with its cousin.

The Crimson Breasted Shrike

is a smaller bird than I remembered it to be.

Measuring 23cm in length and

weighing 40-57 grams it is roughly

the same size as the

Northern White Crowned Shrike.

Bread box: 40cm x 20cm x 20cm

 

The Kalahari Scrub Robin

measures only 16 cm in length and

weighs between 17 and 23g 

Bread box: 40cm x 20cm x 20cm

At 14 cm, or 5.5in, long and weighing

only 8–13 grams (0.28–0.46 oz),

the Superb Fairy Wren

Bread box: 40cm x 20cm x 20cm 

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...Smaller-Than-Bread-Box-or-Bin

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FOWChallenge-Prodigious

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prodigious

remarkably or impressively great in extent,
size, or degree.

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Forty-seven years ago this month 

I purchased this painting in Alice Springs.

The Northern Territory’s

Ormiston Gorge

was one of the

late Henk Guth’s

favourite subjects.

However, Guth was a prodigious artist,

probably painting this in 30 minutes,

and this is probably worth little more

than the $150 I paid for it,

even though the artist died in 2002.

For me it is priceless.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:..Prodigious

FOWChallenge-Patriarch

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patriarch

a system of society or government in which
the father or eldest male is head of the family
and descent is reckoned through the male line.

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An elephant family is just the opposite

of this definition of patriarch.

The two smallest elephants in this group

may or may not be male.

The rest would be female with the matriarch

usually being the largest in the group.

Male elephants are sent packing to live

with other bachelors at around

three years of age.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:..Patriarch

BirdWeeklyPC-African-Bird-Reflections

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As there is no challenge this week

I decided to post a second reflection post,

this week it is

Africa Bird Reflections.

Sighted in Kruger National Park…

…no idea of bird’s identity.

 

Ninety-nine percent certain

that above and below

images are…

…of Egyptian Geese in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

 

 

 African Heron

Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

 

 

Yellow Billed Hornbill. 

One of the welcoming committee

at Savuti Camp

Botswana.

 

 

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BirdWeekly:…41-Birds-in-Reflection

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