Readers’ wildlife photos

March 18, 2020 • 8:00 am

Today we have another batch of photos from reader Ralph Burgess, whose photos I’ve posted twice before (see here for the links). They were taken in Kruger National Park from September to December of last year 2019 (the first batch of that series was here).  The IDs are his, and are indented.

Marico sunbird (Cinnyris mariquensis):

Martial eagle (Polemaetu bellicosus):

Red-crested korhaan (Lophotis ruficrista):

Reed cormorant (Microcarbo africanus):

Rufous-naped lark (Mirafra africana):

Southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri):

Southern masked weaver (Ploceus velatus):

Southern yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas):

22 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. Interested in the carcass too. Why do some birds, very few I think, have such magnificent eyelashes. That hornbill could advertise eye cosmetics. Gorgeous,of course the “funny red stuff” :•) would have to be concealed.

        1. I tried a limited search to try working that out. I couldn’t find a decent photo to say one way or another but my initial thinking was perhaps a species agama or maybe a monitor lizard. Perhaps someone with knowledge of the Kruger herpetofauna might chime in.

    1. Funny, I thought it was one of utter disdain and contempt, but then I’m not good at deciding human facial expressions, no reason to think I’d understand aves any better.

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