Zambian 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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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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Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus)

It is a smallish, jewel-like kingfisher, preferring nearly all habitats with water, such as rivers, lakes, lagoons, and rice paddies.…

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European Roller (Coracias garrulus)

It is a migratory bird, summering in Europe and wintering in Africa. Striking and conspicuous with its light blue plumage,…

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Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

It is a distinctive passerine bird, easily recognizable with its metallic or steel-blue upperparts, rufous forehead, chin and throat, orange-buff…

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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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Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle Rudis)

It is a black-and-white kingfisher, with a shiny black bill and short, busky crest. Pairs or small groups are often…

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Ruff (Calidris pugnax)

It is an uncommon locally relatively common bird, breeding it wet grassy meadows and bogs. Migrant populations can occur nearly…

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Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

It is a smallish bird, sporting a black-and-white tail, which is conspicuous in flight. Adult males are mostly pale bluish-gray,…

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