Rare & Elusive Birds Africa South Sahara

It is believed this selection are of birds that rare to see or photograph or extremely elusive due to habitat.

Field Guide – Birds of Africa South of Sahara Edn.2Albatross Tristan (Diomedea dabbenena) male in flight – Southern East Indian Ocean RSAPetrel White-chinned (Procellaria aequinoctialis) aberrant in flight – South Cape Point South AfricaHeron White-Backed Night (Gorsachius leuconotus) – GambiaBittern Little (Ixobrychus minutus) male – Cape West South AfricaShoebill (Balaeniceps rex) coming close us – UgandaShoebill (Balaeniceps rex) head and bill – UgandaShoebill (Balaeniceps rex) mating – Northern Province ZambiaShoebill (Balaeniceps rex) airborne – UgandaShoebill (Balaeniceps rex) female cooling eggs – Northern Province ZambiaShoebill (Balaeniceps rex) juvenile in nest – Northern Province ZambiaFrancolin Harwood’s (Pternistis harwoodi) endemic – EthiopiaFrancolin Erckel’s (Pternistis erckelii) – EthiopiaRail Rouget’s (Rougetius rougetii) – EthiopiaFinfoot African (Podica senegalensis) male – ZambiaCrane Wattled (Grus carunculata) adult – NamibiaCrane Blue (Grus paradisea) pulli – Cape West South AfricaPlover Egyptian (Pluvianus aegyptius) – GambiaCourser Double-Banded (Rhinoptilus africanus) – BotswanaCourser Bronze-winged (Rhinoptilus chalcopterus) – Luangwa Valley ZambiaSnipe Greater Painted (Rostratula benghalensis) female – KZN South AfricaStilt Black-winged (Himantopus himantopus) aberrant) – Cape East South AfricaSandpiper Baird’s (Calidris bairdii) non breeding vagrant – Western Cape South AfricaSandpiper Baird’s (Calidris bairdii) non breeding vagrant’s wings – Western Cape South AfricaCuckoo Levaillant’s (Clamator levaillantii) juvenile fed by Arrow-marked Babbler – Kruger NP South AfricaBarbet Chaplin’s (Lybius chaplini) endemic – Southern Province ZambiaPitta Green-Breasted (Pitta reichenowi) nest – UgandaPipit Golden (Tmetothylacus tenellus) male, vagrant – KZN South AfricaPipit Golden (Tmetothylacus tenellus) male, vagrant – KZN South AfricaCuckooshrike Purple-Throated (Campephaga quiscalina) male – Northern Province ZambiaCuckooshrike Purple-Throated (Campephaga quiscalina) female – Northern Province ZambiaChough Red-Billed (pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) adult – EthiopiaBristlebill Grey-Headed (Bleda canicapillus) endemic – GambiaRobin Swynnerton’s (Swynnertonia swynnertoni) endemic male – Bvumba, ZimbabweChat Ruaha (Pentholaea collaris) female – Luangwa ZambiaBlackcap Eurasian (Sylvia atricapilla) male – vagrant – Cape West South AfricaApalis Chirinda (Apalis chirindensis) endemic adult – ZimbabweWarbler Roberts’s (Oreophilais robertsi) endemic adult – ZimbabweShrike Steppe Grey (Lanius pallidirostris) – rare vagrant to EthiopiaWeaver Juba (Ploceus dichrocephalus) female – near endemic – EthiopiaQuailfinch (Black-Faced) (Ortygospiza atricollis) male – EthiopiaSerin Ankober (Crithagra ankoberensis) endemic – EthiopiaAlbatross Light Mantled (Phoebetria palpebrata) vagrant – Continental Shelf South Africa
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