Birds: Africa

This collection of African birds is from our trips to Namibia and Botswana. Some were snagged at distance from the rear of our transports so they are not all wonderful pictures.

What might seem like a random sequence is actually alphabetical order of scientific name, the main reason for which is to group any related species together for some kind of comparison.

African Jacana Northern Black Koorhan Desert Lark
Gray’s Lark African Openbill African Darter
Kori Bustard Trumpeter Finch Yellow-billed Oxpecker
Red-billed Oxpecker Green-backed Heron Coucal
Pied Kingfisher Malachite Kingfisher Yellow-bellied Greenbul
Speckled Pigeon Lilac-breasted Roller Magpie Shrike
Fork-tailed Drongo Little Egret Tractrac Chat
Saddle-billed Stork Southern Red Bishop African Fish Eagle
Wire-tailed Swallow Lesser-striped Swallows Desert Grey Shrike
Marabou Stork Burchell’s Starling Glossy Starling
White-fronted Bee-eater Little Bee-eater White Wagtail
Yellow-billed Stork Helmeted Guineafowl White-crowned Wheatear
House Sparrow Desert Sparrow Reed Cormorant
Greater Flamingo African Spoonbill Southern Masked Weaver
Martial Eagle Groundscraper Thrush Red-billed Frankolin
African Red-eyed Bulbul African Skimmer Secretary Bird
Hammerkop Sandwich Tern Yellow-billed Hornbill
Red-billed Hornbill Crested Barbet Blue Waxbill
White-crowned Lapwing African Wattled Lapwing Blacksmith Plover
Shaft-tailed Whydah