Yellow Billed Oxpecker-South/Central Kruger

Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:53 pm

Hi,

I have never seen a YB Oxpecker.
Is on my list for my Kruger trip this November.

I know they are seen fairly regularly in the North.

But what about the South/Central regions.
What is the best areas to look for them?

Thanks

Re: Yellow Billed Oxpecker-South/Central Kruger

Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:57 pm

The most southerly area I have seen them is north of Olifants.

Re: Yellow Billed Oxpecker-South/Central Kruger

Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:04 pm

Flutterby wrote:The most southerly area I have seen them is north of Olifants.


The furthest north we are staying is Satara.
Will probably do a day trip up to Olifants, but most likely not further north than that.

Re: Yellow Billed Oxpecker-South/Central Kruger

Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:29 pm

I think you will struggle to find them around Satara. :no:

Re: Yellow Billed Oxpecker-South/Central Kruger

Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:12 pm

Hi Dzombo,

They have been recorded in the Satara area, but not a common bird there. I have seen them once on the S36 when we were heading South to Talamati, but all my other sightings have been North of Olifants. They do turn up, so keep an eye out for them. You may strike lucky. \O

Re: Yellow Billed Oxpecker-South/Central Kruger

Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:12 pm

good luck Dzombo \O

me too I saw this bird "only" in the North (S56 for ex.) and elsewhere, but can't remember where exactly :o0ps:

it seems now they are some in the South ;-)

Re: Yellow Billed Oxpecker-South/Central Kruger

Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:50 pm

Ja, Dzombo! Saw quite a few at Talamati last year this time. They can be found in the whole Central area, I think. Sighting near Croc Bridge even, must look for the link! O-/

Re: Yellow Billed Oxpecker-South/Central Kruger

Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:38 pm

Richprins wrote:Ja, Dzombo! Saw quite a few at Talamati last year this time. They can be found in the whole Central area, I think. Sighting near Croc Bridge even, must look for the link! O-/




Dewi wrote:Hi Dzombo,

They have been recorded in the Satara area, but not a common bird there. I have seen them once on the S36 when we were heading South to Talamati, but all my other sightings have been North of Olifants. They do turn up, so keep an eye out for them. You may strike lucky. \O


Seems they are becoming more common in the central areas.
Will have to keep an eye out

Re: Yellow Billed Oxpecker-South/Central Kruger

Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:31 am

Will hold thumbs! \O

Re: Yellow Billed Oxpecker-South/Central Kruger

Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:50 pm

Did you ever find your Yellow-billed Oxpeckers, Dzombo?

These were on the H7 between Tamboti and Nsemani Dam in Sept 2016

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