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July 6, 2012

Birders in Namibia: We twitch and tick and pursue

By Peter Bridgeford In some circles we birders have a bad reputation. We twitch, we tick and we tirelessly pursue sightings of rare birds in odd […]
July 17, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Marabou stork

Marabou stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus Roberts’ No 89 By Pompie Burger Unpleasant both in looks and habits, I would say. Indeed, one can state categorically that the Marabou […]
July 17, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – African jacana

African jacana, Actophilornis africanus Roberts’ No R240 by Pompie Burger It’s neither their stunning eggs (possibly the most beautiful in the world), nor their ridiculously long toes, […]
July 26, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – White browed Robin Chat

White-browed Robin-Chat, Cossypha heuglini Roberts No 599 By Pompie Burger It’s not by chance that these good-looking birds are classified in Turdidae, the same family as the […]
July 27, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – African hoopoe

African Hoopoe, Upupa africana Roberts No 295 By Pompie Burger The hoopoe is one of the better-known and more easily identifiable birds in our gardens. Everything about […]
July 27, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Verreaux’s eagle

Verreaux’s Eagle Aquila verreauxii Roberts No 131 by Pompie Burger Watching these beautiful raptors gliding past along the escarpment of the Waterberg Plateau on various occasions […]
September 3, 2012
spectacle weaver

Bird’s-eye view – Namibia’s weaver bird

Spectacled  Weaver Ploceus ocularis Roberts No 810 by Pompie Burger For various reasons the spectacled weaver bird is probably my favourite of all the weavers found […]
September 3, 2012

Namibian birding – Pied kingfisher

Pied kingfisher Ceryle rudis Roberts’ No. 428 by Pompie Burger  When travelling in a boat on one of the rivers in Namibia’s far north-eastern regions, the […]
September 3, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Crimson-breasted shrike

By Pompie Burger Crimson-breasted Shrike, Laniarius atrococcineus Roberts No 739 People often say the Crimson-breasted Shrike looks like the German flag. I must confess that I have […]
September 12, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Pale chanting goshawk

Pale chanting goshawk Melierax canorus Roberts’ No 162 by Pompie Burger Would you expect a bird that hunts with a honey badger and dances in the […]
November 12, 2012
african skimmer

Bird’s-eye view – African skimmer

African skimmer, Rynchops flavirostris   Roberts’ No 43 by Pompie Burger We were fortunate to join Mark Paxton on two occasions while he was doing research in […]
November 13, 2012
cape griffon vulture

Bird’s-eye view – Cape Vulture

by Pompie Burger Cape Vulture, Gyps coprotheres Roberts No 122 To be quite honest, I’ve never thought I’d ever become enthusiastic about vultures, especially after spending time […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Black Heron

By Pompie Burger Black Heron, Egretta ardesiaca Roberts No 69 After 20-odd years of bird watching and photography, I still consider myself a novice in both departments, […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Meyer’s Parrot

By Pompie Burger  Meyer’s Parrot, Poicephalus meyeri Roberts No 364 The Meyer’s parrot is one of three parrots occurring in Namibia and is probably the most common […]
December 5, 2012
water thick knee

Bird’s-eye view – water thick-knee

By Pompie Burger  Water Thick-knee, Burhinus vermiculatus Roberts No 330 The water thick-knee is one of my favourite birds to photograph because of its huge eyes, and, […]
December 5, 2012
black-faced babbler

Bird’s-eye view – Black-faced Babbler

By Pompie Burger Black-faced Babbler – Turdoides melanops Roberts No 131 These birds are one of Roy’s Camp’s claims to fame. There are quite a few others, […]
December 5, 2012
ruppell's korhaan

Bird’s-eye view – Rüppell’s Korhaan

By Pompie Burger Rüppell’s Korhaan, Eupodotis rueppellii Roberts No 236 Rüppell’s Korhaan is one of Namibia’s 13 endemic birds found in the so-called endemic zone in western […]
December 5, 2012
redbilled quelea

Bird’s-eye view – Redbilled quelea

By Pompie Burger Redbilled quelea, Quelea quelea Roberts’ 821 Impressive, not only in numbers, but also in many other ways, is the Redbilled quelea, so much so […]
December 5, 2012
hamerkop

Bird’s-eye view – Hamerkop

By Pompie Burger Hamerkop, Scopus umbretta Roberts’ No 81 The Hamerkop is classified between herons and storks, having features of both – ample justification for being regarded […]
December 5, 2012
marico-sunbird

Bird’s-eye view – Marico sunbird

By Pompie Burger Marico Sunbird, Cinnyris mariquensis Roberts No 779 Looking at the names of the various sunbirds occurring in Africa, such as the Splendid, Superb, Beautiful […]

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