Botswana Birds

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)

It is a bird that migrates from Europe to Africa during the winter, thriving in marshes, ponds, lakes, with reed…

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Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis)

It is a small falcon, whose adult males sport a sooty-gray plumage with reddish-brown to orange vent and thighs. Females…

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Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus)

It is a huge, vigilant-looking, brownish lapwing, with a conspicuous annular white halo, circled by a black crown. Small groups…

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Greater Painted Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis)

It is a medium-sized, striking shorebird that thrives in marshes and grassy fields. Both males and females sport a distinct…

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African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus)

It is a fairish-sized stork with an all-dark plumage, accentuated by a greenish gleam, and a distinctly-shaped bill, which produces…

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Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum)

It is a majestic, blue-gray crane, with a black-and-white face, renowned for its golden-yellow crown. Prefers flooded grasslands, wetlands, and…

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Flappet Lark (Mirafra rufocinnamomea)

It is a small, stubby lark, with a barred head, short bill, and scalloped tips on its wing feathers, producing…

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African Pied Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp)

It is black-and-white wagtail occurring in Africa, sporting distinct white wing panels and eyebrow and a distinct black patch on…

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Wildlife and Local People

Wildlife and the local people are intricately connected. Conservation of wildlife and their habitat requires local communities’ commitment to safeguard…

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Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)

It is a slender, black-and-white stork, boasting a distinct yellow, red, and black bill. When it files, its massive size…

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