Tuesday, April 18, 2017
18/04/2017 One photo only taken today. I have been identifying bird photos all day at the computer so here are a few.
Maximum temperature 14C, minimum 4C. 24 kmh very chilly NW wind.
34 kmh gusts. Dry.
The only photo taken today - An unidentified beetle with apparently a damaged wing.
The following are all photos taken in Botswana in February. I have only just got around to identifying some of them. I am hoping that identifications are correct! Please let me know if you disagree.
Pale chanting goshawk( Melirax canorus)
African Jacana (Actophilornis africana).
Cardinal woodpecker female (Dendropicos fuscescens).
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer).
This bird has a remarkable cry, clicking HERE I hope will give you the sound.
Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis)
As above, a very patient bird on the hotel grounds.
Hammerkop (Scopus umbretta).
Also known as the Lightning Bird for the belief in some cultures that people who tamper with its nest will be struck by lightning.
Lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus)
Redbilled Hornbill (Tokus erythrorhynchus). At its tree nest.
White-faced whistling duck (Dendrocygna viduata).
Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus) on a Cape Buffalo.
Yellow-billed kite, (Milvus aegyptius)