Favourite Birds

The “Favourite Birds” section presents a selection of some of our favourite bird portrait and behaviour photographs.

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Malachite Sunbird Drakensberg Rockjumper (Commended in Bird Photographer of the Year 2019) Diederik’s Cuckoo (Commended in Bird Photographer of the Year 2020) Red-collared Widowbird (Highly Commended in Bird Photographer of the Year 2019) Grey-crowned Cranes Purple-crested Turaco Black-throated Wattle-eye Crested Guineafowl Cape Eagle Owl Pel’s Fishing Owl Striped Flufftail Buff-spotted Flufftail Ground Hornbill Bateleur Bateleur Crested Guineafowl Red-backed Mannikin African Pitta Giant Kingfisher – November’s “Photograph of the Month” – The Sunday Times Wildlife Photograph of the Year 2014 competition Narina Trogon Half-collared Kingfisher Pin-tailed Whydah Green Twinspot (male) Bearded Vulture An African Harrier Hawk raids a weaver’s colony at Nambithi Game Reserve near Ladysmith, South Africa Bronze-winged Courser Lanner Falcon Grey-crowned Cranes (low key) Long-tailed Widowbird Red-chested Flufftail Malachite Sunbird Malachite Sunbird (male) Bearded Vulture Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Namaqua Dove (male) Oriole Warbler Cardinal Woodpecker Bearded Vulture Little Bee-eater East Coast Akalat Ovambo Sparrowhawk Botha’s Lark Barrow’s Korhaan Narina Trogon Palmnut Vulture Orange-breasted Waxbill (male) Lilac-breasted Roller Common Cuckoo Red-headed Weaver Cape Vulture Bearded Woodpecker (female) Great Sparrow Purple-crested Turaco Jackal Buzzard Abyssinian Roller Black-faced Waxbill Grey-backed Cisticola African Crake Green Twinspot (male) 0C9A0546 edited2 sm copy Barn Owl Yellow-crowned Bishop / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / January 2018 Klaas’s Cuckoo Drakensberg Siskin African Rail Greater-Kestrel_Kgalagadi-Transfrontier-Park,-South-Africa-BEST-3-CR2-SM-VB-SH-WEB Grey Tit Cape Rock-thrush South African Shelduck Golden-breasted Bunting Crested Guineafowl Cape Penduline Tit Eastern Nicator Red-throated Bee-eater Little Bee-eater Bennet’s Woodpecker (adult male) Broad-tailed Warbler Secretarybird Northern Black Korhaan Blue Waxbill Drakensberg Rockjumper White-throated Swallows Black Heron Orange Ground Thrush Dwarf Bittern Bush Blackcap Jameson’s Firefinch Crested Francolin African Marsh Harrier Fulvous Ducj Long-tailed Widowbird Bearded Vulture Common Waxbill South African Shelduck Kori Bustard Bennet’s Woodpecker Familiar Chat Amur Falcon