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