Favourite Birds

The “Favourite Birds” section presents a selection of what we consider our most prized photographs.

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African Yellow White-eye Ginats-176-BEST Pin-tailed Whydah Green Twinspot (male) Malachite Sunbird (male) Beared Scrub Robin Oriole Warbler Bronze-winged Courser Squacco Heron Giant Kingfisher – November’s “Photograph of the Month” – The Sunday Times Wildlife Photograph of the Year 2014 competition Lanner Falcon Green Twinspot (female) Malachite Sunbird (male) Botha’s Lark Dideric Cuckoo Yellow-crowned Bishop / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / January 2018 Malachite Sunbird (male) Dwarf Bittern Baillon’s Crake Common Cuckoo Crested Francolin African Crake Green Twinspot (male) Barrow’s Korhaan Violet-eared Waxbill Namaqua Sandgrouse (male) Orange-breasted Bush-shrike Cameroon 6 141(1) Red-collared Widowbird Narina Trogon Half-collared Kingfisher Cape Vulture Green Twinspot (male) Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Green Twinspot (female) Orange-breasted Bunting Yellow-crowned Bishop / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / January 2018 Abyssinian Roller Pin-tailed Whydah Yellow-fronted Canary Acacia Pied Barbet Red-fronted Tinkerbird Red-billed Quelea / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / January 2018 Red-throated Bee-eater Wattled Crane Great Sparrow Cape Penduline Tit Grey-backed Cisticola Green Twinspot (sub adult ) Gabar Goshawk Pennant-winged Nightjar Malachite Kingfisher / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / January 2018 Ground Woodpecker Broad-tailed Warbler Rudd’s Lark Grey Tit East Coast Akalat Common Cuckoo Fairy Flycatcher Jackal Buzzard Victorin’s Warbler Barn Owl African Broadbill Black-faced Waxbill Botha’s Lark Bearded Woodpecker (female) European Honey Buzzard Baillon’s Crake Miombo Scrub Robin Swee Waxbill Bearded Vulture (immature) Red-billed Firefinch Greater Double-collared Sunbird Blue Waxbill Yellow-streaked Greenbul Cuckoo Finch Pearl-spotted Owlet Glossy Ibis Limpopo-Lipadi-2-941 Eastern Long-billed Lark Lanner Falcon (juvenile) Common Waxbill Drakensberg Siskin Red-collared Widowbird Blue Waxbill Drakensberg Rockjumper (male) Ground Hornbill African Olive Pigeon Little Bee-eater Neddicky Pied Babbler Great-spotted Cuckoo Southern or Lesser Double-collared Sunbird Eastern Long-billed Lark Fiery-necked Nightjar Greater-Kestrel_Kgalagadi-Transfrontier-Park,-South-Africa-BEST-3-CR2-SM-VB-SH-WEB Common Cuckoo Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Malachite Sunbird White-throated Swallows Red-collared Widowbird Mountain Pipit Cape Rock-thrush Cape Penduline Tit East Coast Akalat Common Cuckoo Miombo Rock Thrush Green Twinspot (male) Northern Black Korhaan Lanner Falcon Red-fronted Tinkerbird Pied Flycatcher Red-capped Lark Golden-breasted Bunting Grey-headed Oliveback Orange-breasted Sunbird Black Harrier (sub adult) Dzan-2-071-RAW-LB Rufous-breasted Tit Egyptian Plover Red-winged Warbler Meyer’s Parrot Verreaux Eagle White-throated Robin-chat Moccoa Duck (female) Pink-billed Lark Bearded Vulture Drakensberg Rockjumper Abdim’s Stork Thick-billed Weaver White-backed Duck Green-backed Woodpecker Namaqua Sandgrouse / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 11 June 2014 Red-billed Buffalo Weaver Jameson’s Firefinch Orange-throated Longclaw Gabar Goshawk (melanistic) Green Barbet Ground Woodpecker Moccoa Duck (male) Western Banded Snake eagle Cape Batis Orange River Francolin Streaky-headed Seedeater Southern Ant-eating Chat African Yellow White-eye Blue Waxbill Bennet’s Woodpecker (adult male) Long-tailed Widowbird Common Quail Pink-throated Twinspot Western Violet-backed Sunbird Namaqua Sandgrouse Dusky Lark Red-faced Cisticola Southern White-faced Owl African Darter European Bee-eater Grey Heron Bennet’s Woodpecker (juvenile) Eastern Long-billed Lark Cattle Egret Brown-throated Weaver Familiar Chat Rudd’s Apalis Saddle-billed Stork Burchell’s Sandgrouse (male) Pale-chanting Goshawk (juvenile) Purple-crested Turaco Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Bennet’s Woodpecker Fulvous Ducj Little Rush Warbler Kgalagadi-Day-9-onwards-2318-CR-SM-SH-WEB Gurney’s Sugarbird Southern-Pochard_Marievale-Bird-Sanctuary,-South-Africa_18-August-2013 Red-throated Bee-eater Lanner Falcon (juvenile) Narina Trogon Little Bittern Bearded Woodpecker (male) Bush Blackcap Crested Guineafowl Purple Swamphen Acacia Pied Barbet Cardinal Woodpecker Cape Grassbird Wattled-Crane-Creighton-&-Ntsikeni-1110-Wattled-Crane-BEST Sentinel Rock Thrush Kori Bustard Levaillant’s Cisticola Giant Kingfisher Cape Sugarbird Lesser Masked Weaver Kori Bustard Cape Rockjumper – male Grey Heron Amur Falcon Crowned Hornbill Red-billed Hornbill African Wattled Lapwing Rose-ringed Parakeet Greater Flamingo Violet-eared Waxbill (female) African–Yellow-White—cropped Namaqua Sandgrouse (females) Cardinal Woodpecker (female) Broad-tailed Warbler Red Bishop Cape Shoveler Striped Pipit Greater Flamingo Black-faced Waxbill Burchell’s Coucal Southern Boubou Pink-billed Lark Purple Swamphen Streaky-headed Seedeater