Birds, Kruger National Park
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 birds get there name from their hammer-like appearance. They also build very interesting and very large nests.
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
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...
This is one of my favourite birds of the lowveld - the Grey Lourie. It has a beautiful head and a nice call which one hears well before one sees the bird.
The oxpecker is normally found close to larger animals, such as elephants or giraffes as a 'blind passenger' picking parasites out of the fur of the 'host'