Waterbirds

Now it’s waterbirds !  Those fresh water species we photographed while visiting 4 different “hides” (blinds in US terms) plus several other ponds, lakes and rivers.  The hides allow very close-up images of most birds although a few keep their distance.

KINGFISHERS

Giant Kingfisher

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Pied kingfisher

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Brown-hooded kingfisher

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African pygmy kingfisher-About the size of a goldfinch

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HERONS

Goliath heron-the world’s largest

 

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Gray Heron

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Black-headed heron

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Hamerkop

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Shorebirds, etc.:

Pied avocet

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Three-banded plover

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Blacksmith plover

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Spotted thick-knee

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Little grebe

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African black rail

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Lesser flamingo

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LAPWINGS

Wattled lapwing

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Senegal lapwing

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White-crowned lapwing

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DUCKS & GEESE

Egyptian goose

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Spur-winged goose

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White-faced duck

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Cape teal

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Yellow-billed duck

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