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