African Spoonbill

African Spoonbill

The African Spoonbill, or also known as the Platalea Alba, is a wading bird that belongs to the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae. Its binomial name, when translated literally, means pearl waterbird. The species earned this name because of their pearly white plumage that makes them a glorious sight from a distance. … Read more

Wattled Crane (Grus carunculata)

Wattled Crane

It is a grayish, red-faced bird that got its name from the conspicuous, dangling white wattle from its throat. It is the largest and rarest crane species in Africa, relying heavily on water areas, making it a vital environmental indicator species of thriving wetlands. While it is generally silent, it has a … Read more

Wire-tailed Swallow

Wire-tailed Swallow

It has distinctive, two long, thin outer tail feathers that appear likes wires from which it gets its common name. It is found in Africa and Asia, boasting a striking blue upperpart, and a chestnut cap, which elegantly contrasts its bright white underpart. They are often found in open country near water … Read more