Favourite Birds

The “Favourite Birds” section presents a selection of some of our favourite portrait, action and “birds in their environment” photographs.

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Red-backed Mannikin Crested Guineafowl African Pitta Giant Kingfisher – November’s “Photograph of the Month” – The Sunday Times Wildlife Photograph of the Year 2014 competition Bronze-winged Courser Red-collared Widowbird An African Harrier Hawk raids a weaver’s colony at Nambithi Game Reserve near Ladysmith, South Africa Narina Trogon Drakensberg Rockjumper (female) Orange-breasted Waxbill (male) Oriole Warbler Lesser Swamp Warbler Pin-tailed Whydah Malachite Sunbird Green Twinspot Jackal Buzzard Namaqua Dove (male) Dwarf Bittern Green Twinspot (male) Eastern Nicator Malachite Sunbird (male) Lanner Falcon Cardinal Woodpecker Ovambo Sparrowhawk Botha’s Lark Common Waxbill Yellow-crowned Bishop / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / January 2018 Malachite Sunbird (male) East Coast Akalat Barrow’s Korhaan Green Twinspot (male) Crested Guineafowl African Crake Narina Trogon Long-tailed Widowbird Bar-throated Apalis Cape Vulture Half-collared Kingfisher Orange-breasted Waxbill (male) Wattled Crane Red-billed Quelea / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / January 2018 Common Cuckoo Purple-crested Turaco Grey-backed Cisticola Lilac-breasted Roller Crested Francolin Abyssinian Roller Retz Helmet-shrike Montagu’s Harrier (edited) Great Sparrow Cape Penduline Tit Yellow-crowned Bishop / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / January 2018 Barn Owl Black-faced Waxbill Blue Waxbill Green-backed Heron Bearded Woodpecker (female) Red-throated Bee-eater Grey Tit Bearded Vulture (immature) Cape Rock-thrush Lanner Falcon (juvenile) Pearl-spotted Owlet Pied Babbler Blue Waxbill Ground Hornbill Swee Waxbill Limpopo-Lipadi-2-941 Eastern Nicator Little Bee-eater Golden-breasted Bunting Eastern Long-billed Lark Northern Black Korhaan Verreaux Eagle Cape Penduline Tit Greater-Kestrel_Kgalagadi-Transfrontier-Park,-South-Africa-BEST-3-CR2-SM-VB-SH-WEB Broad-tailed Warbler Thick-billed Weaver Drakensberg Siskin Fiery-necked Nightjar Orange Ground Thrush Tawny-flanked Prinia Red-capped Lark Bennet’s Woodpecker (adult male) White-throated Swallows Jameson’s Firefinch Blue-cheeked Bee-eater African Yellow White-eye Secretarybird Kori Bustard Cardinal Woodpecker (female) Egyptian Plover Fulvous Ducj Pink-throated Twinspot Purple Heron Drakensberg Rockjumper Common Waxbill Long-tailed Widowbird Bennet’s Woodpecker Bush Blackcap Black Heron Amur Falcon Familiar Chat Grey-headed Oliveback East Coast Akalat Tinkling Cisticola White-winged Widowbird South African Shelduck Striped Kingfisher