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Crowned Crane HD Video

I filmed this pair of Crowned Cranes on a farm in Stutterheim, Eastern Cape. It is the same place I filmed the Blue Cranes a few years ago. And, just the same as in the Blue Crane video, these Crowned Cranes appeared to putting on the mating dance. Both sexes …

Black Shouldered Kite on Birding Planet

Black-Shouldered Kite Bird (HD Video)

I filmed this Black-Shouldered Kite at Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It’s a small raptor which enjoys wide open spaces. It has striking red eyes, and black shoulder patches which make it easily identifiable. The Black-Shouldered Kite likes to eat small rodents. They are often …

Red Knobbed Coot

Red-Knobbed Coot (nesting with her eggs) Video

The Story: I filmed this Red-Knobbed Coot (sometimes called the Crested Coot) while sitting in restaurant which overlooked a large pond. There were some rocks and reeds which made for some decent nesting spots. There was also an island in the middle of the pond, with some trees on it, …

Malachite Kingfisher on Birding Planet

Malachite Kingfisher (HD Video)

Malachite Kingfisher – The Story: While visiting a riverside getaway spot on the East Coast of South Africa I filmed these two Malachite Kingfishers next to the river. HD Video on Birding Planet: Vital Stats: Malachite Kingfisher Size: He grows up to 13 cm. Malachite Kingfisher Diet: Being true to …

Cape White-Eye on BirdingPlanet.com

Cape White-Eye Video

The Story: I’ve often found this bird a difficult one to film, for two reasons: 1) they are small and very quick, flitting from branch to another, hardly ever sitting still and 2) they seem very shy and prefer to go deep into a bush than sit out in the …

African Black Oystercatcher on BirdingPlanet

African Black Oystercatcher

The Story: This bird is an all-black wader with unmistakable pink legs and an orange bill. I filmed this bird at the beaches of South Africa’s Wild Cost (The Indian Ocean). I spent two days looking for, and filming, them. There were quite a few and I was fortunate enough …

Black Headed Oriole on Birding Planet

Black Headed Oriole Video

The Story: South Africa has four types of Orioles, but only this one has a black head. The head, throat and breast are all black. It has an olive-green tail and an orange beak. I filmed this bird at two different locations; in the video the first Oriole (close-up) was …