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I believe this is a subadult male, greater double-collared sunbird but i haven’t confirmed the id yet. anyone know? whatever it is, i photographed this handsome fellow at the kirstenbosch botanical gardens yesterday morning here in cape town. #capetown #southafrica #africa #wildlife #nature #getolympus #olympus300mmf4pro #davidwshaw #bird #birds #birding #birdingafrica #birdsofinstagram #birdwatching #bird_captures

comment 2 star 123 November 2019

Checkout the massive talons and inky black eyes on this pel’s fishing owl i spotted in botswana! these owls can be very hard to find, but after a feather was found on the ground i began searching for it, eventually finding a roosting spot as was evident by a collection of bird of prey scat. then i spotted one of the owls high up a tree, it flew off, but this one stayed out long enough for a few photos. what a haunting looking creature!
photographed with a sony a7riii with a metabones mark v adapter and canon 100-400 telephoto lens. if you enjoy my photos i always read and appreciate comments, also feel free to share and see more at my website www.chrisgillette.com
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comment 24 star 2,308 August 2019

"happy hunter", the bokmakierie (telophorus zeylonus) is a colorful, pigeon-sized bird native to southern africa. it is an avid hunter with a large appetite for bugs, little birds, lizards and even small snakes. ----------------------------------------- #telophoruszeylonus #bokmakierie #shrike #colorfulbird #colourfulbird #tropicalbird #feather_perfection #worldofbirds #birdfanatics #instabirds #birdstagram #birdsofig #bestofbirds #birdsilike #birdingafrica #birdingnamibia #mowanimountaincamp #damaraland #michaeljohannsen

comment 40 star 131 March 2019

⋆ southern yellow-billed hornbill ⋆
i will forever be obsessed with these gorgeous birds. they’re nicknamed “flying banana” for their curved yellow beak which i find super cute! they are a very sociable species, mostly living in small groups. .
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Photo by @callumswildlifephotography

rufous-breasted sparrowhawk (accipter rufiventris)

dinnertime: a male rufous breasted sparrowhawk tears into a cape white eye it had just killed. these small raptors are bird specialists and while elusive, are increasing their range in south africa with the expansion of alien plantations.

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It's aerodynamically costly to have such a long tail, but the ladies love it and this red-collared widowbird is fully prepared to show off for anyone who is interested.
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as it turns out, the research shows that the females choose a mate based on tail length alone and the males who have the longest tail win the chance to pass on their genes to the next generation.
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comment 1 star 95 3 days ago

Take-off on your african safari.... just like this saddle-billed stork, taking off after fishing in the waters of the okavango delta in botswana.

these are huge wading birds, that regularly attain a height of close on 5 feet, probably the tallest of the storks, due its extremely long legs.

the massive bill (up to 14 inches) is red, with a black band and a yellow frontal shield - the 'saddle' that gives it its name. their spectacular plumage and stately walk make them a special sighting while on safari.
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With a combined 704 bird species, rwanda’s nyungwe & akagera national parks are your ultimate birdwatching destinations!
discover more about our feathered friends 🦅 such as the african fish eagle and northern double-collared sunbird when you #visitrwanda! details : https://lnkd.in/enud6pz
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comment 1 star 16 3 days ago

Lilac-breasted roller

this is by far the most colourful bird in africa. and also the most photographed one!
can you distinguish how many colours it has?

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comment 0 star 82 3 days ago

Seeing the 'big 5' is always top of the list on an african safari - but don't forget the birds!

the distinctive cry of the african fish eagle is hauntingly beautiful, evocative of the spirit of africa. they are large birds (the female being bigger than the male) and are believed to mate for life. males usually have wingspans around 6 ft, while females have wingspans of around 8 ft.

the adult is very distinctive in appearance with a mostly brown body with a white head like the bald eagle and large, powerful, black wings. the african fish eagle feeds mainly on fish, which it swoops down upon from a perch in a tree, snatching the prey from the water with its large, clawed talons, before flying back to its perch to eat its catch.

it is the national bird of zimbabwe and appears on the zimbabwean flag. the bird also figures in the coat of arms of namibia, zambia, and south sudan, and on the zambian flag. this mating pair were photographed along the linyanti river in botswana.
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comment 0 star 14 4 days ago

Slumming it at gite de etape, richard toll, senegal. #toughlife😂 #davidhoddinott #rockjumperbirdingtours #birdingafrica #birdingsenegal

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Senegal river looking into mauritania, another beautiful day in africa #davidhoddinott #rockjumperbirdingtours #birdingafrica #birdingsenegal

comment 0 star 11 5 days ago

Thinking about an african safari? don't forget the beautiful birds that you could see!

the magnificient martial eagle is one of the largest and most powerful species of booted eagle. this one was photographed in the jao concession in botswana's okavango delta. it is a fairly opportunistic predator that varies its prey selection between mammals, birds and reptiles.

it's a large bird, with an average length of 33 inches and a wingspan of between 6 and 8 feet! its hunting technique is unique, as it is one of few eagle species known to hunt primarily from a high soar, by stooping on its quarry.

the martial eagle is one of the most persecuted bird species in the world and is currently classified by the iucn with the status of vulnerable to extinction.
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Part 3 of our incredible ashy flycatcher story... this morning only the egg of the cuckoo was in the nest. after a while we could see the ashy flycatcher breeding again.
at lunchtime, when the nest wasn‘t occupied again we took a quick look... and... there we could see another egg of the ashy flycatcher in the nest.

we‘re excited how the story will continue... stay tuned!
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Before... after... after we saw the ashy flycatcher egg this morning we witnessed a fight between two ashy flycatchers and a cuckoo (couldn‘t id it) and a fork-tailed drongo interfered as well... unfortunately we couldn‘t take any picture... it happened too fast... and the end of the story is... a different egg in the nest... that’s nature...
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comment 0 star 15 6 days ago

African safaris are all about the wildlife..... and that includes beautiful birds!
african darters are often called "snake-birds" because of their long thin neck, which gives a snake-like appearance when they swim with their bodies submerged.

the males have black and dark-brown plumage, an erectile crest on the nape and a larger bill than the female. the females have much paler plumage especially on the neck and underparts. the darters have completely webbed feet and their legs are short and set far back on the body.

their plumage is somewhat permeable, like that of cormorants, and they spread their wings to dry after diving. this male was photographed in the okavango delta in botswana.
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comment 2 star 8 6 days ago

African safaris are all about the wildlife... and that includes beautiful birds!
the hamerkop (hammerhead) is a medium-sized wading bird with a long shaggy crest and brown plumage.

the shape of its head with a curved bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, hence its name. this fellow was perfectly still and hunched up against the early morning chill, not showing his distinctive anvil-shaped head to best advantage!

the hamerkop is renowned for its enormous nests, several of which are built during the breeding season. unusually for a wading bird, the nest has an internal nesting chamber where the eggs are laid. both parents incubate the eggs, and raise the chicks.
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comment 2 star 29 1 weeks ago

A pair of african wood-owls serenaded us all night long right above our tent while we were out camping in remote zimbabwe.
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if you want to know how adorable owls are, swipe to watch a short clip of this owl in action! and yes, owls can rotate their head up to 270° to look behind them without having to move!
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comment 1 star 81 2 weeks ago

Pied kingfisher (ceryle rudis rudis), male, mozambique. c. rudis is a common resident of gorongosa national park and easily seen along river banks. it is the onlly sub-species of ceryle found in africa. #birding #birdingafrica #mozambique #gorongosanationalpark #kingfisher #piedkingfisher #bestbirdshots #canon #nature #naturephotography #offthebeatenpath #ontheroadagain #itsblackandwhite

comment 0 star 25 2 weeks ago

White-fronted plover (charadrius marginatus), male. mozambique. this small shorebird lives a relatively long (11-yr) life and retains a pair bond throughout his mating years. the nesting area for this individual is a sand bar in gorongosa national park. #birding #birdingafrica #bestbirdshots #travel #mozambique #gorongosa #plover #shorebirds

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The day i saw my 500th bird species in southern africa with a black-crowned night-heron! it took me a little under 5 years in the region to reach this milestone. 3 months in namibia, 4 yrs 8 months living in south africa, two trips to the okavango delta and numerous travels throughout south africa. being an american and seeing an bird species that is super common back home in florida was a bit of a disappointment, but i guess in a way it is fitting.

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comment 10 star 90 2 weeks ago

African skimmer (rynchops flavirostris) with chick, mozambique. the skimmer rookery is simply a sandbar; the "nest" a depression in the sand. with numerous predators and few defenses, the chick relies on coloration and vigilant parents to make it to adulthood. #birding #birdphotography #birdingafrica #mozambique #gorongosa #skimmer #africanskimmer #family #parenting #nature #naturephotography #shorebirds #travel #africa

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A rock kestrel floating in the sky looking for prey. this #hfr video was taken at some distance i'm afraid. but i'm still always impressed by the #sonyrx10m4 such an amazing camera especially for a novice like myself.
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comment 0 star 25 2 weeks ago

This is a brown snake eagle. a frequent sight in the national parks of kenya. usually perched on the peak of a tree, ready to swoop down on passing snakes or lizards. if wildlife is your game, come play with us! #wildtrailssafari #birdsofinstagram #birdsofprey #wildlifephotography #aviation #brownsnakeeagle #birds_matter #raw_africabirds #nikon #amboseli #wondersofnature #earthpix #birdingafrica #karibukenya #hakunamatata

comment 2 star 47 2 weeks ago

A whalberg’s eagle feeding on a dor kori bustard in kruger national park, south africa. the kori bustard is one of the largest flying birds in africa and the world.
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comment 2 star 128 2 weeks ago

Una pareja de stresemann's bush-crow, (endemismo total etíope) trabajándose el termitero.
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comment 1 star 37 3 weeks ago

Helmeted guineafowl fun fact: disputes are settled by chasing; the male that endures the most chasing is deemed to be at the top of the order.
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check these guys out in africa where they are native. oh, and special announcement coming soon!
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A successful day trip to mabamba swamp today, spotting the prehistoric looking great shoebill stork.
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Bumbuna waterfalls, sierra leone, a great spot to stop for a packed lunch. all in a day's work. no swimming in case you become the packed lunch.... #davidhoddinott #rockjumperbirdingtours #birdingafrica #birdingsierraleone #bumbunasierraleone

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Mount bintumani, in the loma mountains, highest mountain in sierra leone. #davidhoddinott #rockjumperbirdingtours #birdingafrica #birdingsierraleone #mountbintumani

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Photo by @callumswildlifephotography

white-tailed shrike (lanioturdus torquatus)

the white-tailed shrike is one of namibia's 'specials' and is highly sought after by birders visiting the country. although it occurs in the semi arids woodlands of both namibia and southern angola, the best place to see them is in northern namibia. they are very comfortable on the ground and frequently hop between trees.

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Secretary bird collecting materials for bulding a nest

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Birding african frontiers,
black-headed rufous warbler
the fact that i had to invent the # #birdingsierraleone is testament to the dearth of information from this area..
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Lifers for christmas! what more could my husband want?
sierra leone prinia
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Another bird high on the wishlist was the violet turaco. the best photo opportunity was again within the hotel gardens when this stunner arrived in the early evening @gambia_experience @leoshotelgambia #violetturaco #turaco #turacos #gambia #thegambia #birdsofthegambia #birdsofafrica #birdsofinstagram #bird_perfection #bestbirdshots #bestbirds #birdwatching #birdphotography #birdphoto #africabirds #birdingafrica

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A film crew from the documentary series planet earth filmed the largest flock of quelea ever caught on camera â€" an almost incomprehensible collective of fluttering feathers. it's enough to make even alfred hitchcock squirm. how many can you count in this tree?

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