Rufous-naped Lark (Mirafra africana)

Rufous-naped Lark

It is a large, brawny lark boasting a hefty bill, short crest, and a notable rufous wing panel conspicuous during flight. This bird is geographically-variable with pairs being resident in grassy savanna, woodland, open grasslands, and cultivated lands. These birds love to perch on branches, singing a series of sweet “treee-lee-treelooo” notes … Read more

Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)

It is a plump-sized shorebird with a stout bill. Its orange-yellow legs are conspicuous, more vivid on adults. It thrives in stony and sandy substrates along lakeshores, mudflats, estuaries, and beaches. Then, moving in the winter, roosting with other small wading birds. Read further to know more about the Ringed Plover. What … Read more

Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus)

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

Long-billed Pipit (Anthus similis)

It is a medium to large, slender pipit who has variable characteristics across its wide range. South Asian and African populations tend to be more heavily-barred, and browner compared to their grayer-colored counterparts in the Middle East. As their name suggests, they have a long bill, accompanied by a long tail, and … Read more

Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens)

It is small compared to its pelican cousins, yet it is still a large bird. This species occurs in open water wetlands habitats with slow-moving water, usually in small groups. It is generally pale gray, with a pinkish bill, and a pink back, where it got its name. Read further to know … Read more

Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus)

It is a large-grayish brown owl, with erect ear-tufts, and striking yellow eyes, and is the commonest large-owl in its range, thriving in thinly-wooded habitats. It has a finely-spotted lower breast and belly, and known for their distinct, soft, ringing, “whooo-whooo’ call, seemingly sounding like “whooo are you?” Read further to know … Read more

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