African Birds: The Bush

Stock Photography By Adam Brooker

The bush in Africa usually refers to lowveld or savanna and is often associated with game reserves. While the main attraction of game reserves is the large game animals, the rich and varied bird life is a mecca for birding enthusiasts, or twitchers. Many reserves boast over 300 species of birds, which are either resident or seasonal visitors, and include raptors, insect eaters, seed eaters, fruit eaters, wading birds, waterfowl and omnivores.

Burchell
Burchell's coucal (Centropus
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Burchell
Burchell's coucal (Centropus
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Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) in a tree
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) in a
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Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) on a log
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) on a
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Group of red-knobbed coot (Fulica cristata)
Group of red-knobbed coot
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African darter (Anhinga rufa)
African darter (Anhinga rufa)
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African darter (Anhinga rufa) drying wings
African darter (Anhinga rufa)
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African darter (Anhinga rufa) drying wings
African darter (Anhinga rufa)
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African darter (Anhinga rufa) drying wings
African darter (Anhinga rufa)
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Black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Black-crowned night heron
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Giant kingfisher (Megaceryle maximus)
Giant kingfisher (Megaceryle
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Southern Boubou (Laniarius ferrugineus)
Southern Boubou (Laniarius
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Green wood hoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus)
Green wood hoopoe (Phoeniculus
#714900
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Helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris)
Helmeted guineafowl (Numida
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Cape turtle dove (Streptopelia capicola)
Cape turtle dove (Streptopelia
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Spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa
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Spectacled nousebird (Colius striatus)
Spectacled nousebird (Colius
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Red-billed oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus)
Red-billed oxpeckers (Buphagus
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Southern red-billed hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus)
Southern red-billed hornbill
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Southern masked weaver (Ploceus velatus)
Southern masked weaver (Ploceus
#714920
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Spectacled weaver bird (Ploceus ocularis)
Spectacled weaver bird (Ploceus
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Southern masked weaver bird (Ploceus velatus) colony
Southern masked weaver bird
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Blacksmith lapwing (Vanellus armatus) on nest
Blacksmith lapwing (Vanellus
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Pair of cape turtle doves (Streptopelia capicola)
Pair of cape turtle doves
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Male ostrich (Struthio camelus)
Male ostrich (Struthio camelus)
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Blue crane (Anthropoides paradiseus) head portrait
Blue crane (Anthropoides
#714864
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Pair of fulvous whistling ducks (Dendrocygna bicolor)
Pair of fulvous whistling ducks
#714890
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Superb starling (Lamprotornis superbus)
Superb starling (Lamprotornis
#714848
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Large group of water birds
Large group of water birds
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Flock of pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Flock of pelicans (Pelecanus
#714846
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Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)
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Flock of yellow-billed stork (Mycteria ibis) and marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus)
Flock of yellow-billed stork
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Marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) hunting
Marabou stork (Leptoptilos
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Marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus)
Marabou stork (Leptoptilos
#714842
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Marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus)
Marabou stork (Leptoptilos
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Image Details for African Birds: The Bush

1. Burchell's coucal (Centropus burchellii) in the mist. Burchell's coucal in the dawn mist at Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa

2. Burchell's coucal (Centropus burchellii) in the mist. Burchell's coucal in the dawn mist at Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa

3. Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) in a tree. Grey heron in a tree at Tala Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

4. Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) on a log. Grey heron on a log above a hippo at Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

5. Group of red-knobbed coot (Fulica cristata). Group of red-knobbed coot at Tala Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

6. African darter (Anhinga rufa). African darter drying on the Bushman's River at Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa

7. African darter (Anhinga rufa) drying wings. African darter drying its wings at Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa

8. African darter (Anhinga rufa) drying wings. African darter drying its wings at Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa

9. African darter (Anhinga rufa) drying wings. African darter drying its wings at Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa

10. Black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax). Black-crowned night heron on the Bushman's River at Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa

11. Giant kingfisher (Megaceryle maximus). Giant kingfisher on the Bushman's River at Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa

12. Southern Boubou (Laniarius ferrugineus). Southern Boubou at Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa

13. Green wood hoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus). Green wood hoopoe at Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa

14. Helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris). Helmeted guineafowl at Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa

15. Cape turtle dove (Streptopelia capicola). Cape turtle dove at Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa

16. Spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata). Spotted flycatcher at Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa

17. Spectacled nousebird (Colius striatus). Spectacled mousebird at Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa

18. Red-billed oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus). Red-billed oxpecker on a Cape Buffalo at Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

19. Southern red-billed hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus). Southern red-billed hornbill at Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

20. Southern masked weaver (Ploceus velatus). Southern masked weaver at Oribi Gorge, South Africa

21. Spectacled weaver bird (Ploceus ocularis). Male spectacled weaver bird on its nest at Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa

22. Southern masked weaver bird (Ploceus velatus) colony. Southern masked weaver bird colony at Nalondo, Western Kenya

23. Blacksmith lapwing (Vanellus armatus) on nest. Blacksmith lapwing sitting on its nest at Tala Game Reserve, South Africa

24. Pair of cape turtle doves (Streptopelia capicola). Pair of cape turtle doves at Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa

25. Male ostrich (Struthio camelus). Male ostrich in breeding plumage at West Coast National Park, Western Cape, South Africa

26. Blue crane (Anthropoides paradiseus) head portrait. Head portrait of a blue crane at Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa

27. Pair of fulvous whistling ducks (Dendrocygna bicolor). Pair of fulvous whistling ducks sitting in grass at Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa

28. Superb starling (Lamprotornis superbus). Superb starling in a bottlebrush tree at Nakuru, Kenya

29. Large group of water birds. Large group of water birds on the lakeside at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

30. Flock of pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus). Flock of great white pelicans at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

31. Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta). Hamerkop portrait at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

32. Flock of yellow-billed stork (Mycteria ibis) and marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus). Yellow-billed stork and marabou stork lined up along the shore at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

33. Marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) hunting. Marabou stork hunting in the shallows at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

34. Marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus). Marabou stork portrait at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

35. Marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus). Marabou stork portrait at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

 

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