Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Birds of the Bush

The bush is filled with birds.  This is just a small sample of some of the colorful varieties. Since my cousin Sharon is an avid birder, I had helped identifying these. But the Lilacbreasted Roller Bird was so distinctive, I could identify it instantly after the first sighting
Lilacbreasted Roller

Roller bird in flight

Helmeted Guinea fowl are common

Crested Francolin

This looks amazingly like our Western Meadowlark, but look at the
claw.  This is a Yellow-throat Longclaw.

Crowned Lapwing

This magnificent bird is a Red-Billed Hornbill.  

And this is a Yellow-Billed Hornbill.  

A juvenile Bataleur and an adult Tawny Eagle argue over who gets the tree perch.  The Eagle flew away.

Egyptian Geese are common and beautifully


Blacksmith Lapwing
On top is a Grey Go-Away-Bird, so named because of its
call which sounds like it is saying, "goway"
Below the Go-away-bird are three green doves.

Pearlspotted owl.  This is a tiny little owl

1 comment:

Bob and Kathie said...

I was delighted to see the photo of the Egyptian Geese. I spotted a pair of them in a community pond in Huntington Beach, Ca. I had never seen this goose before, nor was it in my bird book. Now I know what kind of bird it is and its origin. I researched it a little and found that it is in places in California. I thought it was a rare sighting, but didn't know who to ask. Thanks for posting.

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