Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Ralph Burgess sent some lovely bird photos from Kruger National park,  taken from September to December of 2019. His captions are indented. Have a look at the weird black-bellied korhaan, a strange bustard.

African jacana (Actophilornis africanus):

Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus):

Black-bellied korhaan (Lissotis melanogaster), two photos:


Brown-hooded kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris):

Cape glossy starling (Lamprotornis nitens):

Crowned lapwing (Vanellus coronatus):

Dark-capped bulbul (Pycnonotus tricolor):

European bee-eater (Merops apiaster), 2 photos:




  1. Posted February 21, 2020 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Beautiful photos Ralph! Thanks!

  2. rickflick
    Posted February 21, 2020 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Thanks for a taste of Africa. Googling: the Bateleur … is a medium-sized eagle in the family Accipitridae.

  3. Liz
    Posted February 21, 2020 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    These are wonderful! I especially like the Cape glossy starling and European bee-eater.

  4. Glenda Palmer
    Posted February 21, 2020 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    These are wonderful photos. Love the Cape glossy starling especially.

    Worth adding perhaps that my interest and appreciation of birds in general has gone up a hundred fold since I subscribed to PCC’s website. I’m over-the-hill but still learning.

  5. Paul S
    Posted February 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I like the European bee-eater. He’s got a look that says, that’s right, I eat bees, wasps, and hornets. What can you do?

  6. Posted February 21, 2020 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Very nice pictures! Thank you for sharing. Agreed about the korhaan – a very different looking bird!

  7. Mark R.
    Posted February 21, 2020 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    The African jacana has some amazing feet. These are all great, thanks.

  8. Posted February 21, 2020 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for contributing your wonderful photos, Ralph!

  9. ploubere
    Posted February 21, 2020 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Great photos. Nice to see some African birds.

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