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African finfoot. Male - Podica senegalensis. Uncommon and shy, found on rivers and dams with a lot of vegetation on banks.Photo by Peter Webb
Little Grebe (Dabchick) -Tachybaptus ruficollis. Male . Common on freshwater dams
Levaillant's (tinkling) Cisticola. Cisticola tinniens. Common in reed beds.
African Crowned Eagle (Crowned Hawk -Eagle) Juvenile . Stephanoaetus coronatus.Found in forests, feeds on monkeys
Little Egrets - Egretta garzetta. gather on a dirt road.
Egyptian Goose - Alopochen aegyptiaca. Common resident - Male in full breeding plumage.
Egyptian Goose - Alopochen aegyptiaca. Common resident - Female in full breeding plumage, almost white neck.
Redthroated Wryneck - Jynx rufcallis. Creeps around on branches like a woodpecker, often comes to ground to feed.
African hoopoe - Upupa epops. A common resident. when alarmed the crest will stand up,often seen on lawns probing holes etc. for insects
Cape Weaver- Ploceus capensis seen here on top of an aloe with its face covered in pollen, Which often leads to difficulty when trying to ID the bird.
Cape Weaver- Ploceus capensis seen here eating nectar from aloes and getting a face full of pollen.
Pied Starling - Spreo bicolor. pale eye and orange gape , usually in small flocks.
Speckled Mousebird - Colius stritus seen here feeding on aloes and as a result ending up with a face covered in orange pollen. A common resident
Trumpeter Hornbill - Bycanistes bucinator, common in the far east of the country,from Port Alfred North. Found in Forests.
A male Stonechat - Saxicola torquata. Common resident, usually in pairs in grasslands.They perch on grasses and drop to the ground to catch insects
Female Masked weaver - Ploceus velatus Common in suburbs breeding in groups away from water. can be found in large colonies next to rivers and dams
Lesser Honeyguide - Indicator minor. Seen here sitting on some honey comb.Photo by Peter Webb
Swainsons francolin calling from a tree stump in Kruger National Park
Pygmy Kingfisher- Ispidina picta, usually not found near water, hunts for insects from a perch. Note the purple ear -coverts, this differentiates it from the Malachite Kingfisher.Taken by Peter Webb
Groundscraper Thrush - Turdis litsitsirupa. Shot taken in the Drakensberg of KZN by Peter Webb