Acacia Pied Barbet (Tricholaema leucomelas, Piciformes: Capitonidae) Western Cape Province, South Africa Author: Louis Groenewald

Acacia Pied Barbet (Tricholaema leucomelas, Piciformes: Capitonidae) Western Cape Province, South Africa Author: Louis Groenewald

Cape Weaver (Ploceus capensis, Passeriformes: Ploceidae) Male cape weaver at nest Western Cape Province Author: Louis Groenewald

Cape Weaver (Ploceus capensis)The Cape Weaver of South Africa is well known for its woven nests with downward facing entrances, suspended from a branch or reed.

Swainson Francolin (Pternistis swainsonii) – ground birds are common – bird life is spectacular and not to be overlookedj. John Pears in or near Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Swainson Francolin (Pternistis swainsonii) – ground birds are common – bird life is spectacular and not to be overlookedj. John Pears in or near Kruger National Park, South Africa

Shikra,  Accipiter badius polyzonoides (Falconiformes: Accipritidae) by Graham Ekins, via Flickr

Shikra, Accipiter badius polyzonoides (Falconiformes: Accipritidae) by Graham Ekins, via Flickr

African Broadbil by Gareth Robbins

Bird of the Year 2015 - Rockjumper Birding Tours - Worldwide Bird Tours

Yellow billed kite (Milvus aegyptius) – photographed in the early morning light. John Pears in or near Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Yellow billed kite (Milvus aegyptius) – photographed in the early morning light. John Pears in or near Kruger National Park, South Africa

Layards Warbler (Tit-babbler) (Parisoma layardi = Sylvia layardi, Passeriformes: Sylviidae), Sani Pass, South Africa

Layards Warbler (Tit-babbler) (Parisoma layardi = Sylvia layardi, Passeriformes: Sylviidae), Sani Pass, South Africa

Passer euchlorus (Aves: Passeriformes: Passeridae), SW Saudi Arabia to South Yemen, adj. Ethiopia and n Somalia Gymnoris superciliaris flavigula (Aves: Passeriformes: Passeridae) S Zambia, Zimbabwe, w Mozambique, e Botswana and n S Africa (not in Ethiopia)

The Arabian Golden Sparrow (Passer euchlorus) is a sparrow found in south west Arabia and also the coast of Somalia and Djibouti where it occurs in thorn savanna and scrub habitats.

Cape Bunting (Emberiza capensis, Passeriformes: Emberizidae)

Cape Bunting (Emberiza capensis, Passeriformes: Emberizidae)

Yellow Canary (Serinus flaviventris, Passeriformes: Sylviidae), Sani Pass, LS

Yellow Canary (Serinus flaviventris, Passeriformes: Sylviidae), Sani Pass, LS


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