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, …

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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 …

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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 …

Black Bird Walk

This morning I woke up early and went for a quick birding walk in my neighbourhood. It turned out to be a black bird morning as I saw Black-Collared Barbets Black Sunbirds Black-eyed Bulbuls Black-headed Orioles As well as Hadedas, Cape Turtle Doves, Cape Weavers, Red Winged Starlings and… this …

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 …

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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 …

Bermuda Petrel - Cahow

The Endangered Bermuda Petrel

The Bermuda Petrel is the national seabird of the island of Bermuda. Only about 250 remain and the Bermudans are currently implementing massive conservational efforts to help the species survive. The Bermuda Petrel is a nocturnal, ground-nesting seabird; the young Petrel stays at sea for about five years before it …