Common Birds of the Okavango

Fri, Dec 14, 2018

With plenty of water in the Delta, it’s no surprise that there’s a wide variety of birds.

Common Ostrich that is native to Africa.  It defends itself by hiding, running or kicking with their powerful legs.  They can live to be 40-45 years old.

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African Fish Eagle.  We saw these eagle everyday but unfortunately we didn’t see a successful hunt.  They mate for life and live to be 12-24 years old.

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African Hawk Eagle. that hunts small mammals, reptiles and birds.

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Red billed hornbill.

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I have not been able to identify these beautiful birds.

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This Kingfisher blew by at a high rate of speed and I was lucky to capture this shot.  However, with the sun behind her, it isn’t clear enough for me to positively identify the species.  Perhaps a Pied Kingfisher?

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