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  1. African paradise flycatcher

    African paradise flycatcher

    Not very good light but I had to take it just for that tail!
  2. White-backed Vultures

    White-backed Vultures

    I just loved the way they were framed against the setting sun!
  3. African paradise flycatcher

    African paradise flycatcher

    African paradise flycatcher
  4. African Openbill

    African Openbill

    Openbill stork with a taste for snails!
  5. swahili sparrow

    swahili sparrow

    sparrowday... african grey-headed sparrows #3 In honor of the sparrow day, I uploaded three different african grey-headed sparrows. To see the differences, compare their beaks. And try to find other differences. Best regards fink
  6. parrot-billed sparrow

    parrot-billed sparrow

    sparrowday... african grey-headed sparrows #2
  7. grey-headed sparrow

    grey-headed sparrow

    sparrowday... african grey-headed sparrows #1
  8. Black-shouldered Kite

    Black-shouldered Kite

    This chap looked distinctly unimpressed with us stopping to watch him, so we took a snap and took the hint and left !
  9. Secretarybird

    Secretarybird

    Another bird we managed to get with an Elephant backdrop in Namibia - the Elephants are so obliging, and I love the pose this Secretarybird gave us !
  10. Blue Waxbill

    Blue Waxbill

    It took me a while to get used to the blue on these cute little birds - they just don't have an exotic shape to go with the colour !
  11. Little Bee-eater

    Little Bee-eater

    It would have been wonderful to see these on a sunny day, but every time we saw them it was overcast !
  12. Jackal Buzzard

    Jackal Buzzard

    Another wonderful chap that wasn't bothered by us, we sat so long there that we ended up leaving before he did !
  13. Black-headed Heron

    Black-headed Heron

    This wonderful Heron wasn't at all bothered by us so we were able to sit with him for a long time
  14. Ostrich

    Ostrich

    I loved the double pose with the Elephant here !
  15. African Grey Hornbill

    African Grey Hornbill

    We are used to seeing the Yellow-billed Hornbill in the Northern Cape, but I hadn't seen an African Grey Hornbill until we were in Namibia, where they were a common sight
  16. Pygmy Falcon

    Pygmy Falcon

    The smallest falcon on the African continent, these tiny raptors are only about 20cm long and not always easy to spot !
  17. Greater Kestrel

    Greater Kestrel

    One of the largest Kestrels in the falcon family, this chap was very busy and we had to wait for quite a while for him to pose for us, but it was worth it ! He is a beauty.
  18. African Oystercatcher

    African Oystercatcher

    African (Black) oystercatchers on the rocks by the beach at Langebaan
  19. Jacana and lilies

    Jacana and lilies

    African jacana lily-trotting ... I love the way it's foot mirrors the form of the flower!
  20. Permission to land

    Permission to land

    African Geese landing in the pond at Pommerit le vicomte Northern France
  21. African Collared Dove

    African Collared Dove

    African Collared Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea) Photographed in Parguera, Puerto Rico, USA. Coastal mangrove swamp on the Caribbean side of the island, sea level.
  22. Bird-of-the-day #6 at MamboViewPoint

    Bird-of-the-day #6 at MamboViewPoint

    More here! http://www.valeryschollaert.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1137&Itemid=387 Dont forget to click on the right flag according to the language you need!
  23. Gotcha!

    Gotcha!

    African Fish Eagle, Lake Naivasha. Hand-held shot from small boat.
  24. Behind You!!!

    Behind You!!!

    African Spoonbill strolls along, feeding nonchalantly, very close to a crocodile. Although it looks like it might be lunchtime for the croc, it was just sunning itself and waiting for birds to clean its teeth. The spoonbill had waded along in front of it for some distance and was well aware of...
  25. African Hoopoe

    African Hoopoe

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