Welcome to World Bird Photos

This site is a personal non profit collection of bird photos commenced in 2003. Currently it lists 2645 species consisting of 9,250 images all recorded in the field. Photos taken in 47 countries include: North Africa and South of Sahara, Europe, Indian Sub Continent, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Malaysia, China, Southern and Central America, Galapagos, Mexico, Polynesia, Australasia as well as both the Arctic and Antarctic. I endeavour to photograph all birds spotted in a country irrespective if the same bird has been recorded in another county. Perhaps some similar species may be split in the future with DNA analysis?

Thanks and enjoy the views: Peter

STOP PRESS: Back in South Africa we had limited viewings at Tankwa Nat.Reserve and up the Cape West Coast seeking the Cape Long-billed Lark in vain. In May we tour Islands of the edge of UK so expect new and better views of marine species,

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Recent Photographs

Field Guide – Birds of South Africa SAPPI Edn.2- 2023

Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) male – Cape West Cape, South Africa

Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) male – Cape West Cape, South Africa

Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) male in flight – Cape West Cape, South Africa

Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) male in flight – Cape West Cape, South Africa

Seedeater Streaky-Headed (Crithagra gularis) female, Cape West, South Africa

Eagle Booted (Hieraaetus pennatus) pale morph – in flight, Cape West, South Africa

Sparrow-Lark Grey-backed (Eremopterix verticalis) female, Cape West, South Africa

Sparrow-Lark Grey-backed (Eremopterix verticalis) male, Cape West, South Africa

Wagtail Cape (Motacilla capensis) injured, Cape West, South Africa

Wagtail Cape (Motacilla capensis) injured, Cape West, South Africa

Crane Blue (Grus paradisea) flock of 37, Cape West, South Africa

Cisticola Grey-backed (Cisticola subruficapilla) adult, Cape West, South Africa

Stonechat African (Saxicola torquatus) male, Cape West, South Africa

Penduline Tit Cape (Anthoscopus minutus) adult in flight, Cape Wrest, South Africa

Penduline Tit Cape (Anthoscopus minutus) adult, Cape Wrest, South Africa

Pipit Long-billed (Anthus similis) adult, Cape West, South Africa

Lark Red-capped (Calandrella cinerea) adult, Cape West, South Africa

Lark Large-billed (Galerida magnirostris) adult, Cape West, South Africa

Lark Karoo (Calendulauda albescens) adult, Cape West, South Africa

Mousebird White-backed (Colius colius) adult, Cape West, South Africa

Thick-knee Spotted (Burhinus capensis) adult, Cape West, South Africa

Crane Blue (Grus paradisea) in flight, Cape West, South Africa

Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius) strutting, Cape West, South Africa

Sandgrouse Namaqua (Pterocles namaqua) female, Cape West, South Africa

Sandgrouse Namaqua (Pterocles namaqua) male, Cape West, South Africa

Sandgrouse Namaqua (Pterocles namaqua) male, Cape West, South Africa

Avocet Pied (Recurvirostra avosetta) in flight, Cape West, South Africa

Stilt Black-winged (Himantopus himantopus) in flight, Cape West, South Africa

Stilt Black-winged (Himantopus himantopus) in flight, Cape West, South Africa

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