Most Notable Birds in Zambia

Zambia Bird

Located in the southern part of Africa, there lies a big country so rich in culture and wildlife: Zambia. It’s full of incredible flora and fauna that makes it an exciting country to visit. Zambia is home to one of the world’s largest waterfalls, Victoria Falls, and the world’s biggest man-made lake, … Read more

White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis)

It is a medium-sized, generally dark vulture with a naked, forked, pale pink to whitish head, and huge pinkish-orange beak. It is often one of the first vulture species to feast on carrion but will scavenge eagle kills, though it may sometimes hunt small birds, mammals, and reptiles. Read further to know … Read more

Diederik Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius)

It is a smallish, greenish cuckoo, with a booming, piercing, and distinctive “deee-deee-deee-dederik” call, in which it got its name. Males have white stipples on the wings, streaked flanks, and red eyes accentuated by a red eyering. Meanwhile, coppery-green females, have a white smear in front of their eyes, and white marks … Read more

Pel’s Fishing Owl (Scotopelia peli)

It is a large, round-headed, rufous-brown owl, with a murky, spots, bars, spots, covering its plumage. Quite timid, this nocturnal bird forages at night, while day-roosting secludedly on huge trees nears swamps and rivers with dense vegetation. Its call is a hollow, horn-like “ooommm” call, accompanies by a chain of grumbles. Read … Read more

Long-billed Crombec (Sylvietta rufescens)

It is a smallish, plump, seemingly tailless bird, with brownish-gray upperparts, light brownish-orange underpart. Pairs are often seen hopping along branches, foraging for invertebrates, or consuming plant matter. The bird species thrive in woodlands, savannas, gardens, scrubs, and thickets. Read further to know more about the Long-billed Crombec. What is a Long-billed … Read more

Cape Fox (Vulpes chama)

It is a small snuggly and elegant fox, with conspicuous big ears, often regarded as the South African counterpart of the Fennec Fox. It is the only true fox in its range in southern Africa, thriving in semi-arid regions, savannas, and grassy plains while finding refuge in burrows, holes, and dense thickets. … Read more