Tag Archives: birds
The Grey jay, both salt and pepper flavours, a friendly contender. Isn’t that a great picture of a hatchling? with Attribution: Dan Strickland at the English language Wikipedia, reference.
What a fine upstanding citizen. Have you voted? The Common Loon is ahead in the primaries. I like the loon, but the others are great too!
The under appreciated Yellow-necked spurfowl. Geelkeel fisant na die Troupant. These little fowl would pop out of the undergrowth and speedtrot in front of the vehicle in a panic, before remembering that they could fly. Every now and then … Continue reading
(CC-BY-SA 4.0; built on picture by Prabir2011) Ah, but does the Lilac-breasted roller roll in pale or bright? Or is Crayola-, Pourpre- or French lilac also alright? It’s wearing its wedding pants; but I can offer leggings! It is the … Continue reading
The Crowned crane is the national bird of Uganda. Both the male and female sport golden crowns. We spotted this one wading through the Rapunzel-spun grass with its family. They are very effective tree ornaments! Since the French … Continue reading
They have such great eyelashes. This ground hornbill was methodically foraging through a rhino mound, scrunching juicy dung beetle treasures. “Brom” translates as “hum”, but this ain’t no humming bird! They are quite vocal though, with a kind of a … Continue reading
Yay for the heaviest flying bird, that opportunistic bustard. And a kgori tip of the hat to C.G. Finch-Davies.
(Built on a photo by Calvin Smith; some translations by Avibase.) Ah, the way the onomatopoeic hoopoes sunbathed with spread wing and fan tail, followed by a dust scrub. And the hisses! Alas, the only own photo I have … Continue reading
H/T to Caprimulgus, the nightjar, or naguiltjie. (built on NYPL PD picture) There are many different ones. I love their rictal bristles. I have ordered some scarves and they came out great! Not for camouflage purpose though.