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

Southern Red Bishop

Southern Red Bishop

Cape White-Eye on BirdingPlanet.com

Cape White-Eye on Birding Planet

Brown-Hooded Kingfisher on Birding Planet

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 Brown-Hooded Kingfisher:   (click on image…Read More

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