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Threskiornis aethiopicus                  (African Sacred Ibis, )

Threskiornis aethiopicus (African Sacred Ibis, )

Great White Pelican in flight

News, commentary, random musings, and occasional Deep Thoughts about Diana Gabaldon's books (the OUTLANDER and Lord John series).

African Rail                  Rallus Caerolescens       Grootriethaan

African Rail Rallus Caerolescens Grootriethaan

The Spur-winged Lapwing or Spur-winged Plover is a lapwing species, one of a group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae.  It breeds around the eastern Mediterranean, and in a wide band from sub-Saharan west Africa to Arabia. The Greek and Turkish breeders are migratory, but other populations are resident.  These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are medium-large waders with black crown, chest, foreneck stripe and tail. The face, the rest of the neck and belly

The Spur-winged Lapwing or Spur-winged Plover is a lapwing species, one of a group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae. It breeds around the eastern Mediterranean, and in a wide band from sub-Saharan west Africa to Arabia. The Greek and Turkish breeders are migratory, but other populations are resident. These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are medium-large waders with black crown, chest, foreneck stripe and tail. The face, the rest of the neck and belly

Carmine Bee-Eater (Rooiborsbyvreter) by Hannie Van Tonder Stephens - South Africa.

Carmine Bee-Eater (Rooiborsbyvreter) by Hannie Van Tonder Stephens - South Africa.

Eurasian Bittern | Botaurus stellaris (Eurasian bittern, Great bittern, Bittern)

Eurasian Bittern | Botaurus stellaris (Eurasian bittern, Great bittern, Bittern)

African Snipe Gallinago Nigripennis Afrikaansesnip South African Tourism

African Snipe Gallinago Nigripennis Afrikaansesnip South African Tourism

12 amazing bird pictures from South Africa – Blog – South African Tourism

Image courtesy of Charlene Bacchioni, taken at Marievale Bird Sanctuary near Johannesburg

Calidris temminckii (Temminck's stint)               Temminckse Strandloper

Calidris temminckii (Temminck's stint) Temminckse Strandloper

Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath) largest heron in the family Ardeidae. South Africa

Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath), also known as the Giant Heron, is a very large wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is found in sub-Saharan Africa, with smaller numbers in Southwest and South Asia.

Three-banded Plover, Kruger National Park

Shongololo Express provides a distinctive touring concept for travellers offering three to journeys that cover Southern Africa.

Pluvialis dominica (American golden plover)         in breeding plumage       Amerikaanse Goue Strandkiewiet

Pluvialis dominica (American golden plover) in breeding plumage Amerikaanse Goue Strandkiewiet

Drakensberg Rockjumper (Chaetops aurantius). A passerine bird endemic to the alpine grasslands and rock outcrops of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa   photo: Hugh Chittenden.

A passerine bird endemic to the alpine grasslands and rock outcrops of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa photo: Hugh Chittenden.

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