Brown Hooded Kingfisher

It has a brownish head with black streaks, beautiful turquoise wings and a completely red bill.Β  The male has a black back whereas the females and juveniles have brown backs. Below is a video I filmed of a pair of Kingfishers: Brown Hooded Kingfisher Size: It weighs around 50g to 75g and the size is…Read More

Cape Batis on Birding Planet

Cape Batis on Birding Planet

Cape Batis video

This was another lifer for me; the Cape Batis. It is a Flycatcher-like bird which is closely related to helmetshrikes and bushrikes. It has a large head and a thick, black eye-mask and golden eyes (female’s eyes are reddish). It has a black breast band. HD Video of the male Cape Batis:

Hamerkop

Hamerkop on Birding Planet

Hamerkop Video

I filmed this Hamerkop on my way home on the outskirts of East London (South Africa). It was crossing the road of the small causeway which provides a nice location for nature and wildlife very close to town. Here’s the HD Video: How to Identify a Hamerkop The Hamerkop (English translation is “Hammer Head”) is…Read More

Grey Crowned Cranes

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