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