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Pale-chanting goshawk : This bird of prey is easily identifiable by its bright orange legs and matching beak. The goshawk has a distinct call, which is quite melodious in nature.  #raptors #birdsofprey #krugerbirding africaonfoot #goshawk

Pale-chanting goshawk : This bird of prey is easily identifiable by its bright orange legs and matching beak. The goshawk has a distinct call, which is quite melodious in nature.

Grey heron : This wader spends most of its days close to water and excels at fishing. They generally stand motionless until prey is spotted and then they move stealthily towards it.  Small fish are swallowed whole.   #heron #birds #kruger #waders #waterbirds #greyheron #africaonfoot #africabirds

Grey heron : This wader spends most of its days close to water and excels at fishing. They generally stand motionless until prey is spotted and then they move stealthily towards it. Small fish are swallowed whole.

African hawk-eagles : This eagle is a large bird of prey which builds a huge stick nest in the fork a tree. They prey on large birds such as guinea fowl and can carry prey of up to 4kgs. They have been known to hang around at waterholes waiting for birds to come and drink. #eagles #birdofprey #hawks #hawkeagles #birds #krugereagles #birdingsafari

Africa on Foot offers Big Five Kruger Walking Safaris and game drives in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park.

Juvenile bateleur eagle. The closest relative to the bateleur is the snake eagle. They put on quite an acrobatic display when they are mid-air. They spend most of their day in the air in search of food.  #eagles #bateleur #birdsofprey #birds #birding #kruger #Birdwatching

The closest relative to the bateleur is the snake eagle. They put on quite an acrobatic display when they are mid-air. They spend most of their day in the air in search of food.

Southern ground hornbill is a large, ground-dwelling species that is listed as a vulnerable species. They are vocal birds who have a chorus of a call.  #groundhornbill #hornbill #birds #birding #birdlife #Kruger #Klaserie

Southern ground hornbill is a large, ground-dwelling species that is listed as a vulnerable species. They are vocal birds who have a chorus of a call.

This is the white-crested helmet shrike. They fly and dart in a butterfly like movement between trees. They engage in co-operative breeding. You may notice a flock of them building a nest in the fork of the tree. They have helper birds who take turns to incubate the eggs.   #krugerbirds #birds #birding #shrikes #whitecrestedhelmetshrike #birdlife #birders

Africa on Foot offers Big Five Kruger Walking Safaris and game drives in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park.

European bee-eater. These are migratory birds who breed in warmer climates. They are passerine birds, which means their feet are adapted to perching. They tend to eat insects and bees, which they catch while perched on a branch.  #birds #bee-eater #birding #krugerbirds #birdguide #krugerbirds

These are migratory birds who breed in warmer climates. They are passerine birds, which means their feet are adapted to perching. They tend to eat insects and bees, which they catch while perched on a branch.

Knob-billed duck (comb duck) : This species is unmistakeable with it's white head and freckles. Males have a huge knob on their bills. They breed in freshwater swamps and nest in holes within trees. #ducks #Kruger #birds #safari #AfricaOnFoot

Knob-billed duck (comb duck) : This species is unmistakeable with it's white head and freckles. Males have a huge knob on their bills. They breed in freshwater swamps and nest in holes within trees.

African harrier hawk : This medium size bird of prey is omnivorous and has an incredible ability to climb. It has double jointed legs and is one of the most agile raptors. It has a small, pointed head and pale yellow spot on its face. #Hawk #Africanharrierhawk #birdsafari #birds #birding #Balule #Ezulwini

African harrier hawk : This medium size bird of prey is omnivorous and has an incredible ability to climb. It has double jointed legs and is one of the most agile raptors. It has a small, pointed head and pale yellow spot on its face.

Barn Swallow : One of the most widespread species of swallow in the world. It has a distinctive forked tail. They spend more time in the air than most birds and are continuously on the search for flying insects. They're classed as "songbirds" because of the constant chatter and sound they make. #swallows #summerbirds #barnswallows #africaonfoot #krugerbirds #birding #southafricabirding

Africa on Foot offers Big Five Kruger Walking Safaris and game drives in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park.

European roller : This bird breeds in Europe and migrates to the Kruger during the Summer months. #birding #europeanroller #krugerbirds #birdsafari

European roller : This bird breeds in Europe and migrates to the Kruger during the Summer months.

Red-backed shrike : This is another migratory bird which is often seen during the Summer months in the Kruger. This is a carnivorous bird which eats insects, small birds, frogs, rodents and lizards. It actually hunts from its perch, where it watches prey carefully before attacking. It actually impales its prey on thorns and other sharp objects.  It has certainly earned its nickname of "Butcher Bird" ! #shrike #birds #southafricabirding #africaonfoot #klaseriebirds #birdsafari #africabirds

Africa on Foot offers Big Five Kruger Walking Safaris and game drives in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park.

Bateleur eagle : this raptor is a medium size eagle and closely related to the brown snake eagle. Bateleur actually means "tightrope walker" in French. These eagles are renown for their exquisite acrobatics while in mid-air. #Bateleur #eagle #birding #birds

Bateleur eagle : this raptor is a medium size eagle and closely related to the brown snake eagle. Bateleur actually means "tightrope walker" in French. These eagles are renown for their exquisite acrobatics while in mid-air.

The southern-yellow billed hornbill.   They are in abundance throughout all of the Kruger reserves. They are often seen foraging on the ground and are easily identifiable by their yellow, banana shaped beak.  #hornbill #birding #birds #krugerbirds #southernyellowbilledhornbill #Krugerbirds

The southern-yellow billed hornbill. They are in abundance throughout all of the Kruger reserves. They are often seen foraging on the ground and are easily identifiable by their yellow, banana shaped beak.

The grey heron is a wading bird with slender legs and a long beak. They eat fish, ducklings and small amphibians. They have been known to assume a statue like position for hours on end while waiting for something to appear within striking range.  #greyheron #heron #birding #birds #Krugerbirding #kruger #birdsafari

The grey heron is a wading bird with slender legs and a long beak. They eat fish, ducklings and small amphibians. They have been known to assume a statue like position for hours on end while waiting for something to appear within striking range.

The kori bustard is the largest flying bird in Africa. It is believed that the kori is the heaviest living animal capable of flight. It is a ground-dwelling bird and opportunistic omnivore.   #nThamboTreeCamp #Koribustard #birds #birding #kruger #safari #birdsafari

The kori bustard is the largest flying bird in Africa. It is believed that the kori is the heaviest living animal capable of flight. It is a ground-dwelling bird and opportunistic omnivore.

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