African Darter (Anhinga rufa)


It is a long, slender waterbird that swims in water bodies with its body submerged, and only its S-shaped neck can be seen on the surface. This cormorant-like species frequents freshwater wetlands, ranging from tranquil to fast-moving waters. Adult birds are mostly black, accentuated by whitish streaks and flecks. During the breeding … Read more

Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus)

Martial Eagle

It is the largest and strongest African eagle, sporting a short crest. Either singly or in pairs, it thrives in plains, semi-deserts, and open lands, hunting for vertebrates using their incredibly keen eyesight that allows them to detect prey a few kilometers away. This has a unique hunting technique compared to its … Read more

Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris)

Red-billed Hornbill

It is a black-and-white hornbill, with a distinct, diminutive red bill, where it got its name. Pairs thrive in open savannas, brimmed with ample ground cover, in which the bird species can be seen hopping as they search for invertebrates. They are territorial against the same species, and bowing their heading and … Read more

Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus)

Caspian Plover

It is a regal plover, with a gentle, dovelike demeanor. Non-breeding adults and immatures birds appear to be greyish-brown with dull edgings on the upperpart feathers. During the breeding period, males become striking with a whitish face and belly, divided by a wide chestnut band across its chest. Breeding females sport a … Read more

Three-banded Courser (Rhinoptilus cinctus)

Three-banded Courser

It is an enigmatic, graceful, long-legged bird with dark upperwing feathers and mostly white underwings while in flight. This upland shorebird hunts during the night and spends the day resting under thick shrubs. While it closely resembles the Double-banded Courser, it boasts a more intricate stripe marks and patterns. It is known … Read more

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

Purple Heron

It is a large heron with a reddish-brown head, streaky neck, and a purplish plumage, where it got its name. It thrives in freshwater marshes brimmed with high reeds and other vegetation, hunting fish, frogs, and insects. Quite timid and rarely seen compared to the much larger, bulkier, and with a subtler … Read more