The African Skimmer, a bird endemic to the Chobe River

  The African Skimmer is easily identified by its long red bill, with the lower mandible longer than the upper, with a yellowish tip. The dark upper parts contrast strongly with the white underparts, and its long narrow wings have very low wing loading, allowing [...]

February 12th, 2014|

Up close with the Rock Pratincole

The Rock Pratincole is a small dark pratincole with short wings. It is easily identified by its red, black-tipped beak, red legs, and white nuchal collar extending rearward from the eyes. In flight the white rump is diagnostic. It is an uncommon intra-African summer migrant. [...]

February 11th, 2014|

The flight of the Southern Carmine Bee-eater

Witnessing the annual migration of the colourful Carmine Bee-eaters should feature on the bucket list of not only avid birders and photographers, but anyone who appreciates nature. This spectacle takes place every year during the months of September and October on the banks of the [...]

September 30th, 2013|
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