Crested Crane 1
The national bird of Uganda, striking colours and pose.
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From QENP, Uganda - Birds
Yellow Billed Hornbill
Great light and on the right side for a change, this hornbill - nicknamed the flying banana posed nicely on this stump in Madikwe SA
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From Madikwe July 2015
Gorgeous little bird was very accomodating for this shot near Cape Town
Bearded Woodpecker 2
This bearded woodpecker gave his presence away by the tapping on the branch, whilst having breakfast. Having my camera to hand he was nicely located as the morning sun broke through.
From Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
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Northern Red Bishop in Murchison Falls, Uganda
Male in full bloom, taken in Murchison Falls, Uganda during breeding season.
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From Murchison Falls - Uganda
White-fronted Bee-eater Profile
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For nearly an hour this bee-eater allowed us to get closer and closer. Not put off by our presence i was able to get many shots of this bird, but this one is my favourite from Madikwe.
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From Madikwe Dec 2014
Cape White eye 3
Cape White-eye in Zimbabwe's Zambezi National Park
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From Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
Blue Waxbill 2
This tiny bird taking a quick bath in the Zambezi National Park.
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Pale Chanting Goshawk
Common sightings in Nambia's Etosha National Park, and clear weather made for this nice shot.
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From Namibia: 2013
This Goshawk has the rare melanistic gene causing the darkened colours. A unique sighting in Madikwe.
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Beautiful mature fish eagle in the Kazinga Channel, Uganda. One of my favourite raptors
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Taken in Kenya's Masai Mara, this vulture was captured landing like a 747 aircraft as it approached a wildebeest carcass
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From Masai Mara
European Roller - Hwange
Probably my favourite bird photo. This European Roller was warming up early morning in Hwange, and a little luck allowed be to get super close.
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Perched as always on a branch to give the best views for insects
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Pallets of Colour
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Lilac Breasted Roller - flight
Very common throughout East and Southern Africa the lilac breasted roller has over 35 colours. In flight this really is highlighted
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Colours in Flight 2
Rightly the most photographed bird in Africa
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Red-Cheeked Cordon Blue
Collecting material for his nest, this photo was taken in Aksum, Northern Ethiopia.
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Another Ethiopian photo, the lovely red, with white flecks shown on the male.
The African Spoonbill Stork
Without doubt one of the strangest looking birds.
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A medium sized wader, taken in Pilanesburg. The feet on this bird are massive in relation to it's size.
From Pilanesburg, South Africa Birds
The Crimson breasted shrike, with its bright red breast and glossy black head and body is unmistakable.
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From Madikwe March 2015
Red Breasted Shrike
These insect eaters are always on the move, difficult to shoot. this fellow picking an ant for a snack.
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Love the red eyes and glossy look of the Drongo.
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Green Backed Heron
Taken on the shores of one of Pilanesburg's waterholes.
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The red eyed cormorant.
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Love the colours and flecks of this African beauty,
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Taken in South Africa
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This eagle in the serengeti, evidence his meal is a guinea fowl from the feather just plucked from the remains of the carcass
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Red Chested Sun bird
I really like the metallic looking colours of this sun bird, taken in the Kazinga Channel, Uganda
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Yellow-billed storks at a dam. A grey heron is hidden behind the second stork.
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This huge heron on the banks of Lake Edward, Uganda
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Beautiful yellow colours from this small bird. Taken Near Ishasha in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.
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Paradise Fly Catcher
The long orange tails and blue rings are striking. despite finding their nest I followed this pair for nearly an hour to finally catch one sitting on in the nest.
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Showing his colours
A little stretch
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The heaviest of all the flying birds, taken in Etosha, Namibia.
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Great pose from this couch in Uganda.
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Greater Blue-Eared Starling
The irredesant colour given as this bird hits the lights are amazing. Taken from my tent at the Sibavuti River Lodge
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Common Greenshank 2
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Taken from Jaci’s Lodge in Madikwe
Taken in Twyfelfontein country lodge, Wonderful little bird with a magnificent long tail
Blacksmith Lapwing Profile
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This African Hoopoe with its victim in its beak
Profile of a Monteiro's hornbill, in Etosha
Grey-Backed Camaroptera posing