The final countdown! But don’t worry bird fans, upcoming posts will feature many more winged friends from Nunda River Lodge on the Kavango River and from Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Tawny eagle. This bird was sitting on the very top of a tree while a pack of African wild dogs were just waking up for the day under its lower branches.
Southern pale chanting goshawk. These birds seems to be more common in the southern regions of Namibia.
Helmeted guineafowl. Very common all over southern Africa. The turkey of Africa. Our game guides seemed to get pleasure over almost running over these things as they crossed the road. In future travels, I hope to see the crested guineafowl which has an Elvis-style pompodour.
Lappet-faced vulture. The largest vulture in Southern Africa. Considered to be one of the “ugly five.”
I really like this photo but I can’t identify the bird. Maybe it is a female or juvenile bird of a common species? It seems to have a very yellow beak, and I can’t match it to any of the yellow birds in Roberts.