Zimbabwe Birds

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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Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

It is a black swamp chicken sporting a red bill with a yellow tip. Prefers freshwater or brackish marshes, on…

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Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti)

It is a small, elegant kingfisher known for its powder-blue flight and tail feathers, dark-eye band, barred brown, and creamy…

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Scimitar-billed Wood Hoopoe (Rhinopomastus cyanomelas)

It is a long, matte bird renowned for its slender, greatly-decurved black bill. This bird species avoids forests and thrives…

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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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Red-knobbed Coot (Fulica cristata)

It is a sooty grayish bird with a whitish frontal shield and beak. Its adults grow two tiny reddish horns…

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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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St Lucia Wetland Park (now iSimangaliso Wetland Park)

St Lucia Wetland Park or now known as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, is a wonder and wildlife paradise. It is…

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Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer)

It is a large, morbid-looking stork, with a huge pointed bill, bare, seemingly burned, pink head and neck. This bird…

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