Thursday, April 4, 2013

Birds seen in and around the Gardens at River Bend Lodge and Long Hope Villa

We have started doing a Species Identification of Birds which we have identified in and around the garden's of River Bend and Long Hope Villa. Birds seen outside the fence only count if they have been seen from inside the perimeter fences.

As we record sightings and have photographs we will add to the Blog. Like our Facebook Page, to keep abreast with updates:

The first two are photographs of two of the three Sunbird species.

Malachite Sunbird (Necterina famosa)

Greater Double Collared Sunbird (Cinnyris afer)

The third of these (the Amethyst Sunbird) we hope to get in the winter when they seem to be more prolific...but they are extremely difficult to photograph.

Cape Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis nitens)

African Hoopoe (Upupa africana)

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Black Shouldered Kite (Elamus caeruleus)

Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosis)

Bokmakierie (Telophotus zeylonus)

Brown - Hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris)

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