Southern African Birds

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

It is a smallish elegant heron with entirely white plumage, dark bill, black legs, and yellow feet. This bird occurs…

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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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Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator)

It is a large, black and white hornbill that thrives in dense woodland, thickets, coastal and riverine forests. This bird…

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Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus)

It is a regal plover, with a gentle, dovelike demeanor. Non-breeding adults and immatures birds appear to be greyish-brown with…

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Spotted Dikkop (Burhinus capensis)

It is a tall, orange-brown, plover-like bird that thrives in drier habitats, avoiding the wetlands. It boasts huge yellow eyes,…

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Slaty Egret (Egretta vinaceigula)

It is a small, dark bird with yellow-green legs and feet, and a reddish brown throat. The bird is often…

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Red-winged Francolin (Scleroptila levaillantii)

It is a medium-sized, elegantly-patterned francolin with distinctive, intricate head patterns. The large reddish-brown patches on its wings are conspicuous…

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African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta)

It is a tiny, jewel-like kingfisher, characterized by a thin, dark blue crown, and an orange face with violet cheek…

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Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)

It is a plump-sized shorebird with a stout bill. Its orange-yellow legs are conspicuous, more vivid on adults. It thrives…

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Southern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis granti)

It is a large owl coming from scops family, but still related to the larger species of owl. It has…

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