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botswana

  1. Arrow-marked Babbler

    Arrow-marked Babbler

  2. Southern red-billed hornbill

    Southern red-billed hornbill

  3. Saddle-billed Stork

    Saddle-billed Stork

  4. Little Bee-eater

    Little Bee-eater

  5. Carmine bee-eater

    Carmine bee-eater

    Southern Carmine Bee-eaters are at 35 cm, head - to - tail, the longest of the bee-eaters here. They are slender in shape with a long, dark, decurved bill and a long tail with long streamers. The dark colour of the bill carries through to a wide black eye-stripe separating the turquoise blue...
  6. Marabou Stork

    Marabou Stork

    I'm sure his mother thinks he's lovely! Not a prize-winner in a beauty competition.
  7. Spoonbill_

    Spoonbill_

  8. Spur-winged geese

    Spur-winged geese

  9. Red-billed Ox-peckers

    Red-billed Ox-peckers

    Oxpeckers graze exclusively on the bodies of large mammals. They feed on ectoparasites, particularly ticks, as well as insects infesting wounds and the flesh and blood of some wounds as well. They are sometimes classified as parasites, because they open wounds on the animals' backs.
  10. Blacksmith lapwing

    Blacksmith lapwing

  11. Martial eagle

    Martial eagle

    Since I took so many you can have 2. !!
  12. Martial Eagle

    Martial Eagle

    A bird I always hoped to get a close-up of but didn't really expect to. We spotted this one in the distance and stopped to take a few shots. It didn't fly off so we drove closer ,shot some more, closer and closer until we were virtually beside it, maybe 70 metres or less. After taking our fill...
  13. Southern Ground Hornbill

    Southern Ground Hornbill

  14. Pearl-spotted owlet.

    Pearl-spotted owlet.

    The pearl-spotted owlet is a common and easily seen bird in open woodland and savannah. It nests in a hole in a tree, such as a disused barbet nest, laying 2-4 eggs. The male sings from the entrance of the cavity before breeding then calls from within it, making a series of wailing notes.This...
  15. Verraux's eagle owl

    Verraux's eagle owl

    Verreaux's eagle owl, also known as Giant eagle owl. This is the biggest owl in Africa and fourth biggest in the world, measuring up to 66cm, 26in in length, with a wingspan up to 5 feet, 1.5 mtrs. They are nocturnal and roost by day in large shady trees.
  16. Yellow-billed Stork

    Yellow-billed Stork

    Yellow-billed Stork
  17. Artur-Stankiewicz-Birds-3

    Artur-Stankiewicz-Birds-3

    Flamingos
  18. Wattled cranes

    Wattled cranes

    One of the "must-see" birds for my trip to Botswana
  19. Yellow-billed Oxpeckers

    Yellow-billed Oxpeckers

    Or perhaps they should be Hogpeckers!
  20. Southern Carmine Bee-eater

    Southern Carmine Bee-eater

    If you can't find a Kori Bustard to perch on you have to make do with elephant poo!
  21. Rosy-throated Longclaw

    Rosy-throated Longclaw

    A really confiding bird. Allowed us close enough to measure the claw!
  22. Northern Black Korhaan

    Northern Black Korhaan

    He stood under the bush shouting non-stop for nearly an hour. No response from a female, just a few safari jeeps!
  23. Icterine warbler

    Icterine warbler

    Always nice finding migrants that have travelled so far without the expensive airfare that we have to pay!
  24. Grey-backed Camaroptera

    Grey-backed Camaroptera

    A common bird but quite difficult to get a good shot!
  25. African paradise flycatcher

    African paradise flycatcher

    Not very good light but I had to take it just for that tail!
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