Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Post No 3 on the birds I saw in Southern Africa.

African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer), Botswana, Chobe river.
If you have never heard the call of the fish eagle, one of the best sounds in Africa, click here

Reed cormorant (Microcarbo africanus). Botswana.

African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus). Botswana.

White-faced whistling duck (Dendrocygna viduata). Botswana.

As above.

As above, seen in KwaZulu-Natal.

Cardinal woodpecker, female (Dendropicos fuscescens).  Botswana.

African Paradise Flycatcher, female  (Terpsiphone viridis). Botswana.

As above, male. Botswana.

Common bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus). Botswana.

Blacksmith lapwing,  formally called a blacksmith plover (Vanellus armatus).  Botswana.

As above.

Southern carmine bee-eater, formally called simply a Carmine Bee-eater, (Merops nubicoides). Botswana.

Three-banded plover, (Charadrius tricollaris)  also known as the three-banded sand-plover, treble-banded (sand-)plover, and as the tri-collared (sand-)plover.  Botswana.

As above. 


To be continued.....

12 comments:

  1. I’ve never seen these birds before. Only the plover looks familiar but different from the plovers here. Love this post.

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    1. Thank Marie, it is amazing how different birds are in other parts of the world. I would love to travel more but.... Have a good day Diane

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  2. The African Paradise Flycatcher is beautiful, but all of these birds are wonderful. Very nice series!

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    1. Thanks Betty they are all beautiful birds to me, and the fish eagel is probably my favourite. Keep well Diane

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  3. Beautiful. Featuring my favourite, the Fish Eagle. I am glad to say I still see common bulbuls in my garden and woodpecker in the bird park, bush area near where I live. I have seen the other birds in the Kruger National Park and on my sister's farm in the KZN Midlands.

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    1. Kim I also love the Fish Eagel that call is just spine tingling. Glad you have some birds in your garden. I am sure your sister has plenty on the farm. I hope they are safe. Take care Diane

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  4. A great set of photos here Diane!
    I recognise many of of those birds!!

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    1. Thanks Noushka, I am sure you recognise most of them, all from our home country :-) Hugs Diane

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  5. There are some rather splendid photos there. I especially like the Blacksmith Plover, Carmine Bee Eater and the Three Bansded Plover. I am a fan of plovers, more so the African ones.

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    1. Thanks Phil, I am totally confused with the new name of lapwing as in all my books they are called plovers!! They are lovely birds I agree. Diane

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  6. Another brilliant, and interesting, set of images, Diane. The African Fish Eagle steals the show for me, however - such a magnificent bird!

    With my very best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Richard I can only agree with you there. I remember one night in camp waking to the sound of two fish eagles calling to each other. It was absolutely spine tingling, and to me it is the call of Africa. I could listen to it all day long. Best wishes Diane.

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