'Africa Bird Guide'

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Secretary Bird

Secretary Bird

Africa Bird Guide Information: The Secretary bird is a bird of prey, but unlike other raptors it has long legs, wings and a tail. The single species of its family, the bird gets its
Hawk Eagle  Albert Froneman

Hawk Eagle

Africa Bird Guide Information: It's easily identified in flight by the underwing pattern - a dark central stripe which runs from the wing base to the carpal joint. African hawk eagle
Plum coloured starling  Graham Cooke

Plum Coloured Starling

Africa Bird Guide Information: They weigh 45 g and the sexes are dimorphic in plumage. The males upperparts, including the chin, throat and wings are iridescent purple. The underparts
Brown Headed Parrot

Brown Headed Parrot

Africa Bird Guide Information: The Brown Headed Parrot is another green bird with a brownish grey head. It has yellow under the wings at the front which unfortunately can only be seen
Black Headed Oriole

Black Headed Oriole

Africa Bird Guide Information: This bird has a very liquid sounding call which is a common sound in the area. They are a striking yellow colour with a black head. Like the other
Black Stork. Nigel Dennis

Black Stork

Africa Bird Guide Information: A Black Stork resembles the white stork in size, but shines with redish green tint. It has a white breast, belly, and a white spot under the tail
Bateleur Eagle. Richard Miller

Bateleur Eagle

Africa Bird Guide Information: The Bateleur eagle is the most famous of the snake eagles. Bateleur is French for
Crested Barbet

Crested Barbet

Africa Bird Guide Information: This small bird has a speckled yellow and red face with a small black crest, their belly is yellow with red speckles, the wings are black with white
Cormorant  Graham Cooke


Africa Bird Guide Information: Because of their black colouration, cormorants are often referred to as sea crows. In fact, the family name, Phalacrocoracidae, means bald raven in Greek
African Scops Owl. Albert Froneman

Scops Owl

Africa Bird Guide Information: These Owls are also known simply as White-faced Owls. Because of several distinctions from other Scops Owls, some specialists give this Owl it's own
A Purple Roller Graham Cooke

Purple Roller

Africa Bird Guide Information: Purple Roller have a lenght of 35-40cm, and weigh 160g. The sexes look alike. It is a large, stocky and dull roller. From a distance or in poor light
Kingfisher with catch  Richard Miller


Africa Bird Guide Information: Kingfishers are among the most brilliantly coloured of all birds, and many have strident voices and dramatic courtship displays. Most species have some
Spoonbill. Richard Miller


Africa Bird Guide Information: The African Spoonbill is a long-legged wading bird. Its height is 90 cm (36'). Its body is predominantly white, except for its red legs, face
Eagle Owl  Richard Miller

Eagle Owl

Africa Bird Guide Information: The Giant Eagle Owl is the largest owl in the world. As the biggest of all the Owls the Eagle owl is easily recognised by its huge size and wingspan
Martial Eagle  Brett Hilton-Barber

Martial Eagle

Africa Bird Guide Information: The head, upperparts and breast dark brown and the belly white with dark brown spots. The head is broad and flat-crowned. Underwing mostly dark brown
Pearl Spotted Owls  Graham Cooke

Pearl Spotted Owl

Africa Bird Guide Information: Pearl spotted owls are very small, 'earless' owls. They have cinnamon brown heads with off-white facial disks. Their upper-parts are brown with numerous
The Marabou Stork  Graham Cooke

Marabou Stork

Africa Bird Guide Information: Its huge size and repulsive appearance leave no doubt as to the bird's identity. The naked head and neck bear sparse woolly down which, in the immature
Lilac Breasted Roller  Richard Miller

Lilac Breasted Roller

Africa Bird Guide Information: The average size is 14.5 inches. The washed green head is large, the neck is short, the greenish yellow legs are rather short and the feet are small
Kori Bustard  Graham Cooke

Kori Bustard

Africa Bird Guide Information: Kori Bustard has huge size and lack of reddish on hind-neck render this species unmistakable. Female much smaller than male
Green Pigeon.

Green Pigeon

Africa Bird Guide Information: Their upperparts are greyish green to yellowish green, their thighs are yellow with mauve patches on the top of the wing. Their bills are red at the base
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