Monday, 19 March 2018

Photos taken in Botswana and South Africa.

Long-tailed shrike (Urolestes melanoleucus). Botswana.


Red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio). KwaZulu-Natal

Crimson-breasted shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus). Botswana.


Lesser grey shrike (Lanius minor). Botswana.


 Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus). Botswana.


As above

European bee-eater (Merops apiaster). Botswana.

As above.

Grey go-away-bird or Grey loerie (Corythaixoides concolor). Botswana.

As above.

Helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris).  Botswana.

African hoopoe (Upupa africana). Botswana.

Kalahari scrub robin (Erythropygia paena). Botswana.

Cape Glossy-Starling (Lamprotornis nitens). Botswana.

Helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris). KwaZulu-Natal.


To be continued.

12 comments:

  1. Lovely. Africa must have the most beautiful birds on earth and certainly more variety than most other places. I love the Crimson Breasted Shrike and the Beeeaters, both new to me.

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    1. Hi Penny, thanks for being the first person to comment on my bird blog, appreciated. I agree that South Africa really has some beautiful birds, but Australia probably has even more, but maybe not the same variety. When we first arrived in Europe I was disappointed in the birds, but as I have got to know them better there really are some very pretty birds here as well. Take care Diane

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    2. Yes, Australia has some awesome birds too. But having travelled to both continents several times, I think I saw more birdlife in Africa without really trying ;-)

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    3. We saw lots of parrots in Australia but I think we saw a much bigger variey in RSA, so I agree with you there. Diane

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  2. Love the variety, Diane! I would never have seen these birds otherwise. Thank you.

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  3. Thanks Marie for the comment. There are some lovely birds in Africa and I got to take a lot of photos while we were there. I just though that the best plan was to but them on a separate blog. Hope that you follow the other posts as well. Enjoy your day Diane

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  4. I love this new blog of yours, Diane - great shots of interesting birds. Looking forward to more of the same. With my best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Thanks Richard. I hope to be able to keep this post going and that I can get enough photos here to make it interesting. I have a lot still from South Africa though to make a good beginning :-)
      Have a good week and best wishes to you both. Diane

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  5. What a great collection of birds! I'd love to spend some time on Africa again. Feel free to link your bird posts to Wild Bird Wednesday.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thanks Stewart, I also want to spend more time in Africa. I will look at your blog and see about WBW but no guarantees that I will link or that I will post on a Wednesday!!! Cheers Diane

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  6. A magnificent collection of photos. Southern Africa really does have the most beautiful birds!

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    1. Thanks Kim and also for looking in on my new blog. You are right SA does have some beautiful birds and you are lucky enough to see them regularly. Take care Diane

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