Birds of Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger South Africa January 2020

The weather varied hugely.: it was sunny on the first day and second morning; cloudy on the second afternoon and all day on the third day; and rained on the fourth morning. It was not always great for photography but at least we weren’t exposed to four days of  extreme heat which we would have found difficult coming directly from winter in England.

I would like to thank Larry Sweetland for checking my IDs, correcting the errors and filling the gaps.

DSC00220Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill  (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC00464Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill  (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02243Southern Red-billed Hornbill  (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC00760Crested Francolin (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02086Crested Francolin (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04826Red-backed Shrike (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02881-2Red-backed Shrike (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02978Brown-crowned Tchagra (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03013Magpie Shrike (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03033Orange-breasted Bush Shrike (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03117Ring-necked Dove (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04085Woodland Kingfisher (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC01458Woodland Kingfisher (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC01484Woodland Kingfisher (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03490Woodland Kingfisher (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04850Woodland Kingfisher (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04227Water Thick-knee (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04270Blacksmith Lapwing (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04307Red-crested Korhaan (Thornybush Private Gane Reserve, Greater Kruger – January 2020)

DSC04326Red-billed Oxpecker (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04449Wood Sandpiper (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02365-2Cattle Egret (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04598Fork-tailed Drongo (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04631Grey Go-away Bird (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC00522Grey Go-away Bird (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03447Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

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DSC03464Helmeted Guineafowl (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04642Wahlberg’s Eagle (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC00021Burchell’s Starling (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03349_1Burchell’s Starling (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02207Burchell’s Starling (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03421Violet-backed Starling (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03780? Starling (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03562Common Scimitarbill (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03579Cinnamon-breasted Bunting (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03603Tawny Eagle (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03652Tawny Eagle (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

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DSC03738Cardinal Woodpecker (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03756Black-chested Snake Eagle (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03773Black-chested Snake EagleEagle (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03880Swainson’s Spurfowl (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03619Spotted flycatcher (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04933Martial Eagle (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04958Long-tailed Paradise Whydah (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02568Hammerkop (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02574Hammerkop (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02642Hooded Vulture (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger – January 2020)

DSC02674-2Hooded Vulture (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger – January 2020)

DSC02374-2Hooded Vulture (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger – January 2020)

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DSC02648-2White-backed or Cape Vulture (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger – January 2020)

DSC02714White-backed or Cape Vulture (Thornybush Private Gane Reserve, Greater Kruger – January 2020)

DSC02805European Bee Eater (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02899-2Blue Waxbill (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02912Blue Waxbill (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04357Bronze-winged Courser (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC00380Crowned Lapwing (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02034Crowned Lapwing (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC01131Brown-headed Parrot (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC01149Brown-headed Parrot ?(Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02846-2Red-billed Oxpecker(Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

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DSC03904Crested Barbet (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04027Levaillant’s Cuckoo (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04676Emerald-spotted Wood Dove (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02367Red-billed Buffalo Weaver (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03892Red-billed Buffalo Weaver (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04132White-winged Widowbird (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04696Red-crested Korhaan (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC05200Dark Chanting Goshawk (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC05221Dark Chanting Goshawk (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC05205Dark Chanting Goshawk (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04770Sooty Falcon  or Dickenson’s Kestrel (or possibly melanistic kestrel)  (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03582Black-headed Oriole (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03009White-crested Helmet Shrike (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03051White-crested Helmet Shrike (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04139Swallow (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04888Double-banded Sandgrouse  (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04941Southern Black Tit (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC02193Purple Indigobird  (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04642Wahlberg’s Eagle (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC04646Wahlberg’s Eagle (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

DSC03796Juvenile Bateleur (Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger -January 2020)

 

Juvenile Common Fiscal – photo to find

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