Readers’ wildlife photos

April 7, 2020 • 8:15 am

Today is the final and fifth installment of lovely bird photos by Ralph Burgess, taken in South Africa’s Kruger National Park between September and December, 2019 (previous installments: 1, 2, 3, and 4). Ralph’s IDs are indented.

White-backed vulture (Gypus africanus), three photos:



White crowned lapwing (Vanellus albiceps):

Two photos of the woodland kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis):


Yellow-billed kite (Milvus aegyptius):

Yellow-billed oxpecker (Buphagus africanus):

Yellow-breasted apalis (Apalis flavida):


12 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. A joy to see. Thanks.
    There are many species of kingfisher around the world. It seems at first as though they inhabit a small, riparian, niche, and would not be abundant. But it seems to be a great way to make a living. They all have the enlarged bill for scooping up fish.

  2. All stunning photos, but the one that captivated me the most was the third vulture photo. It seemed oddly worthy of a spot-the-vulture feature, the regal scavenger in the carcass of the tree.

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