Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis, Fulmar boréal). Lower Savage Islands, Nunavut, Canada. August 2016.
Western Barn Owl (Tyto alba, Chouette effraie des clochers) Santa Lucia / iSimangaliso park, South Africa, August 2015.
White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus, Vautour africain). South Africa, Giant’s Castle Park. August 2015.
Aren’t they punk guineafowls? Crested guineafowl (Guttera pucherani), Pintade de Pucheran Hluhluwe park, South Africa, August 2015.
Brown-hooded kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris), Martin-chasseur à tête brune Hluhluwe park, South Africa, August 2015.
For this hummingbird, the identification is more difficult. Even its name (Stripe-throated Hermit) does not seem very apparent on the photos. But it’s even worse when you see this little hummingbird in flight and not simply on a computer screen. Stripe-throated Hermit (Phaethornis striigularis, Ermite à gorge rayée). Costa Rica, 2015.
You should have no difficulty recognizing this bird from its name: Rufous-tailed Hummingbird. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl, Ariane à ventre gris). Costa Rica, 2015.
Despite its vernacular English name, this is not exactly a heron but a bird of a similar family. A great impressive look, not handsome, but impressive! Boat-billed Heron (Cochlearius cochlearius, Savacou huppé). Costa Rica, 2015.
Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotos, anciennement Torgos tracheliotus, Vautour oricou). Tanzania, Ngorongoro Conservancy Area, March 2013.
Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus, Aigle huppé). Tanzania, Ngorongoro Conservancy Area, March 2013.
Quite unusual I’m said, this Kori bustard was parading for a partner. The bird already big (the Kori bustard is the largest flying bird), but during this display it is pushing its tail up and enlarging its neck to very large proportions. Amazing and beautiful. Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori, Outarde Kori). Tanzania, Ngorongoro Conservancy Area,… Read More