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
Secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius, Serpentaire). Tanzania, Ngorongoro Conservancy Area, March 2013.
Pygmy Falcon or African Pygmy Falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus), Fauconnet d’Afrique. Seronera, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, March 2013.
Fischer’s Lovebird (Coracias naevius), Inséparable de Fischer. Ndutu Lake, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, March 2013.
Black Crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina), Grue couronnée. Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, March 2013
I had already met one African Harrier Hawk in Botswana, so it was easy to recognize this very active eagle-like bird. African harrier Hawk (or Gymnogene) (Polyboroides typus), Gymnogène d’Afrique. Ndutu Lake, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Tawny eagle Tawny eagle (Aquila rapax, aigle ravisseur) Tanzania, Ngorongoro crater & Conservancy Area, March 2013.
The Kori Bustard is famous for being the largest flying bird. It’s true that it is seen flying only on quite rare occasions (I saw its flight only once in Botswana and for a few hundred meters of distance), but this is still a magnificent bird with a rather weird appearance. Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori,… Read More
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus, Vanneau indien) Bandhavgarh National Park, India. March 2012.
Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach caniceps, Pie-grièche à longue queue) Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor, Pie-grièche à poitrine rose) Bandhavgarh National Park, India. March 2012. Identification corrected with the valuable help of Claudy Guiot.
Very timid, this little bird decided to let us shoot pictures after several unsuccessful attempts. Black Crake (Amaurornis flavirostra, Râle à bec jaune). Botswana, October 2011.