Favourite Birds

The “Favourite Birds” section presents a selection of some of our favourite bird portrait and behaviour photographs.

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Malachite Sunbird Drakensberg Rockjumper (Commended in Bird Photographer of the Year 2019) Diederik’s Cuckoo (Commended in Bird Photographer of the Year 2020) Red-collared Widowbird (Highly Commended in Bird Photographer of the Year 2019) 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 Pin-tailed Whydah Narina Trogon Half-collared Kingfisher Bearded Vulture 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 Grey-crowned Cranes (low key) Red-chested Flufftail Long-tailed Widowbird Malachite Sunbird (male) Malachite Sunbird Bearded Vulture Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Bearded Vulture Oriole Warbler Namaqua Dove (male) Cardinal Woodpecker Little Bee-eater East Coast Akalat Botha’s Lark Narina Trogon Ovambo Sparrowhawk Barrow’s Korhaan Palmnut Vulture Lilac-breasted Roller Orange-breasted Waxbill (male) Common Cuckoo Cape Vulture Red-headed Weaver Jackal Buzzard Great Sparrow Purple-crested Turaco Bearded Woodpecker (female) Black-faced Waxbill Abyssinian Roller Grey-backed Cisticola African Crake Klaas’s Cuckoo Barn Owl 0C9A0546 edited2 sm copy Green Twinspot (male) Yellow-crowned Bishop / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / January 2018 African Rail Drakensberg Siskin Greater-Kestrel_Kgalagadi-Transfrontier-Park,-South-Africa-BEST-3-CR2-SM-VB-SH-WEB Grey Tit Ground Hornbill South African Shelduck Cape Rock-thrush Golden-breasted Bunting Crested Guineafowl Cape Penduline Tit Eastern Nicator Bennet’s Woodpecker (adult male) Red-throated Bee-eater Little Bee-eater Broad-tailed Warbler Secretarybird Northern Black Korhaan Blue Waxbill White-throated Swallows Orange Ground Thrush Jameson’s Firefinch Crested Francolin Fulvous Ducj Kori Bustard Long-tailed Widowbird Bennet’s Woodpecker Amur Falcon Common Waxbill Drakensberg Rockjumper Black Heron Dwarf Bittern Bush Blackcap African Marsh Harrier Familiar Chat Bearded Vulture South African Shelduck