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