South African Birds
African harrier hawk, Polyboroides typus. Resident in forests and open broadleafed woodland areas this large raptor can often also be seen flapping its broad wings in a slow beat across the suburban skyline. I have watched from my window as this bird, also known as a Gymnogene, poked his leg into a tree hole and fished out a nestling for breakfast. Photographed in Kruger Park by Ariadne Van Zandbergen for The Africa Image Library
African harrier hawk, Gymnogene, K N Park
The Blue-bellied Roller (Coracias cyanogaster) is a member of the roller family of birds which breeds across Africa in a narrow belt from Senegal to northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is resident, apart from some local seasonal movements, in mature moist savannah dominated by Isoberlinia trees.
African Blue-bellied Roller
African barred owlet.
Pygmy Kingfisher...the colors!