Tag Archive: birds

A rare visitor

Broad-billed Roller is the smallest of the South African Rollers and the only one with a yellow bill. This picture was taken last night on Thanda, where this colorful bird is rarely seen.… Continue reading

Keen eyesight!

As part of our series on sharing interesting facts about our wildlife this week’s ‘Weird & Wonderful Animal Fact’ is on Martial Eagles: These beautiful birds of prey have remarkably keen eyesight (3.0–3.6… Continue reading

Predicting the Rain

As part of our series on sharing interesting facts about our wildlife – including their peculiar habits and down-right bizarre behaviours – this week’s ‘Weird & Wonderful Animal Fact’ is on the Rain… Continue reading

Coming and Going!

Not everyone is a bird enthusiast. But, most guests do not only enjoy experiencing mammals but also enjoy sightings of colourful birds and large raptors. One of the most fascinating birds to watch… Continue reading

Birds, Birds, Birds!

THANDA BIRDS Photo Gallery at http://www.thanda.com/photos.htm#176105 Thanda hosts hundreds of bird species. Many of them are seen regularly on game drive, other are rare guests, and some of them are only here during… Continue reading

BIRDS – White-backed Vulture

White-backed Vultures in Flight THANDA BIRDS – Thanda Private Game Reserve is well-known for its excellent game viewing. Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Black and White Rhino, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo and many other mammals are… Continue reading

BIRDS – Crowned Lapwing – Watch the Eggs!

At the afternoon drink stop we spotted this Crowned Lapwing watching over its nest. We kept quite a distance not to disturb the bird further and a few seconds after this shot was… Continue reading

BIRDS – Emerald-spotted Wood Dove

For the many bird lovers among my blog audience I am starting a new posts series. The first image is of two Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, small doves with beautiful emerald-colored markings on their… Continue reading

Smart Birds!

At a sighting with six White Rhino I took this image of a Fork-tailed Drongo. These small birds are known for their ability to imitate the sound of other animals and for their… Continue reading

Not only mammals …

On my photography drive last night I did not only spot the Lions, Zebras and Impalas I also took pictures of a few birds. Here are three of the images: A Cattle Egret… Continue reading