Ostrich (Struthio camelus)

Ostrich

It is the largest extant bird species, conspicuous due to its long neck and powerful legs. Males sport a black-and-white plumage, while females have a paler gray-brown tone. Small flocks occur in lightly-wooded county habitats, roaming several kilometers each day. While they are flightless, their wings are not useless as they use … Read more

Sacred Ibis

Sacred Ibis

It is a stunning white bird with a bald black head and neck. Meanwhile, black wingtips and drooping edges accentuate its white wings. It occurs nearly in all open habitats, such as wetlands, dumps, and farmlands. Once restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, the species has established populations in Taiwan, and European countries, such … Read more

Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides)

Carmine Bee-eater

It is a large, slender, striking bee-eater, with carmine pink and teal blue plumage, black facial mask, black bill, and long-pointed tail. Large groups often aggregate in recently-burned bushes, catching flying insects. These birds are colonial breeders, burrowing holes into sandbanks. Their call is characterized by more rasping “trik-trik-tirk” notes than their … Read more

Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus)

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 occur in open dry habitats, such as open grasslands and scrublands, and sparse woodlands. Mostly resident, but may do necessary movements should there be adverse conditions in their habitat. These birds love … Read more

Scimitar-billed Wood Hoopoe (Rhinopomastus cyanomelas)

Scimitar-billed Wood hoopoe

It is a long, matte bird renowned for its slender, greatly-decurved black bill. This bird species avoids forests and thrives in arid, densely-leaved woodlands singly or in pairs. Most of the time, they shin around trunks, foraging for invertebrates, sometimes joining other mixed-species groups. It is easily detected through its wistful, whistled … Read more

Interesting Facts About The Kori Bustard

Kori Bustard

The Kori Bustard, also referred to as the Ardeotis kori, is the largest flying bird endemic to Africa. It is a member of the bustard family, which belongs to the order Otidiformes. Like most bustards, the Kori Bustard is a ground-dwelling bird and an opportunistic omnivore. This bird species was first described … Read more