Although not quite as dramatic as Asian hornbills, the yellow bill hornbill is easily recognizable by its big yellow bill. They are found mostly in Southern Africa and prefer open savannas to wooded areas.
Egrets are common in the park as they are elsewhere in the world where there are water sources to support them. they can be found along river and stream beds throughout Kruger National Park and nearby.
Numerous Stork species migrate from Europe to Africa, the most common being the Marbou stork which can be found throughout the continent but whose range is limited to sub Saharan Africa. They can be spotted on poles or anywhere there is garbage or the remains of fresh kill.
Egyptian Ducks are quite common in Kruger park and throughout Africa. They can easily be distuingshed by the distinctive red patch over there eyes. Strictly speaking these are geese but they are commonly referred to as Ducks.
there are so many birds to watch and it really is a pity that most people only go to the park to see the big 5 and they never ever see the little animals.
These unique birds (I call them blue-headed chickens) congregate in large flocks. They move through the grass scratching the ground with their feet as they go, searching for seeds and insects.
These birds are very common in the park. They are flightless and graze along side the roads and grasslands of the parks
These very colorful birds are flightless and although rare are found in the grasslands and roadsides of Kruger National Park.
These birds build huge nest which completing encase the female while she gives birth and cares for the infants. The male will feed her through a small hole
I've never been a bird watcher, but the Kruger is full of them, Fish Eagle, Marshal Eagle to name a few.. You will see some great birds, I'm certainly more interested in birds now!
This is quiet a common sighting in the Kruger Park and at times one can only hear the sound of the Blacksmith Plover, and if one listens carefully one can make out why the bird got its name...